April 25, 2013 at 8:19 AM
The Do AC Boardwalk Wine Promenade, Atlantic City’s outdoor wine festival featuring 150 wines presented at seven destinations along the city’s famous Boardwalk, takes place Saturday May 4 and Sunday, May 5. Tickets can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, atwww.doatlanticcity.com/wine or by calling 800-736-1420. One-day tickets are $75 in advance and $85 on the day of the event. Great overnight hotel packages are available.
Guests will sample a broad spectrum of 150 wines from fabulous quality value wines to highly prized special wines. Signature tastes from AC restaurants including gourmet bites and Boardwalk fare will be paired with the wines.
Sun (Atlantic Club): Celebrate the sun with a selection of refreshing sparklers, whites, pinks and reds including juicyRuffino Prosecco from Italy, succulent white blend, “Splash” from California’s St. Francis winery, barbeque-friendly rosé,Chateau d’Aqueria, from the south of France, and elegant Kim Crawford Pinot Noir from the islands of New Zealand.
Pairings: Mini Arancini and Fried Pork & Vegetable Dumplings with Ginger Soy & Scallion Dipping Sauce
Location: Atlantic Club Beach Club
Chill (Tropicana): Indulge your senses with wine aromatherapy. From heavenly-scented whites to alluring pinks and reds, grab a glass and relax. Kick into chill-mode with pink sparkling from Down Under in Yellow Tail’s bubbly version, then soak in the spicy scents of Hogue Gewurztraminer from Washington state, and experience Latin lovers like complex Gran Reserva from Ramón Bilbao in Rioja, Spain.
Pairing: Lobster Bisque Shooters
Location: Pavilion in front of Tropicana
Artwalk: Wine is an art form itself and these beautiful bottles shine inside and out. Admire then imbibe selections such asFrancis Ford Coppola’s sleek red blend “Eleanor” named for the famous director’s wife, one of Spain’s hottest reds,Numanthia, from the historic region of Toro, and Kenwood winery’s classic “Jack London” Cabernet Sauvignon.
Location: ARTLANTIC: Etude Atlantis at Texas Avenue
Sips and Sashes (Borgata, Golden Nugget, Trump Plaza): The pageant is back! Miss America returns to Atlantic City and we raise a glass by highlighting wines from states across the country. Glamorous sparklers like Chandon’s “étoile”(which means star) and rosé bubbly from Domaine Carneros in California. Virginia is represented with the wines of Trumpincluding their supple “Simply Red” blend, while New Jersey wineries show off their best side with award-winning bottles including Sharrott Winery’s Barrel Reserve Chardonnay.
Pairings: Stuffed Mushrooms, Ahi Nachos, Poached Shrimp Michelada Shooters, Truffle Edamame Potato Dumplings and Pan Seared Mini Crab Cakes & Corn Salsa, Savory Cheese Cones, Spicy Nut Clusters, Mini Chocolate PB&J Cups, Almond Macaroons
Location: Kennedy Plaza at Boardwalk Hall
Boardwalk Games (Bally’s Caesars, Harrah’s): High-end, iconic wineries that belong on Boardwalk and Park Place include France’s Veuve Clicquot Champagne and Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. Haven’t passed GO yet and need to conserve cash? Sample great value wines such as Terrazas Malbec, a spicy red from Argentina, and sassy white, Vinho Verde from Aveleda in Portugal.
Pairings: Brie & Roasted Pear Bruschetta; Tuna Tartar with Wasabi, Green Apple Caviar; Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella & Basel Spiedini; Parmesan Frico, Beef Capriccio, White Truffle Aioli & Arugula; Local Seafood Ceviche on a Plantain Chip; Pan Seared Sirloin Carpaccio on a Crispy Tostada with Vidalia Onion Jam
Thrill (Resorts): This destination captures the fun of wine with delicious bottles highlighting whimsical labels, celebrity brands, and crowd-pleasing options. Drink world-class South African producer, Boekenhoutskloof’s intense dry red blend “Chocolate Block,” enjoy the stylish Wild Horse Pinot Noir from California’s Central Coast, and toast with the band Train’s “Calling All Angels” Chardonnay.
Pairing: Steel Pier Sliders
Location: Steel Pier
Vintage to Contemporary (Showboat, Revel, Trump Taj Mahal): An extravaganza of flavors and flair, this culinary journey is an ode to the best of the Boardwalk’s rich history. Kick off enjoying “Whites with Attitude” like Don Olegario’srefreshing Albariño from Spain, move to sampling JAQK Cellars “High Roller” Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, then end with sweet sips including Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port and coveted Inniskillin Ice Wine from Canada.
Pairings: Green Tomato Gazpacho with Spiced Shrimp; Short Rib Barbacoa with Mole Poblano & Queso Cotija; Petit Mozzarella, Basil Pesto & Cherry Tomato Skewers; Pretzel Crusted Chocolate Caramel Truffles; Shortbread Cookies
Location: Between Showboat and Revel
This May 4th and 5th, Revel honors Cinco de Mayo with a weekend-long fun celebration of Mexico's culture and traditions. The resort-wide fiesta will commence on the casino level and will feature authentic Mexican music, contests, giveaways and more.
Revel’s Cinco de Mayo festivities will take place Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th from 12pm to 6pm and will be centered at the Flower intersection between Lugo, Mussel Bar and Distrito at The Row. A live Mariachi Band will perform all weekend throughout the casino floor and The Row. As authentic Latin Music is playing, guests can feel as if they are south of the border.
From 2pm to 4pm each day, Corona and Patron Models will be offering giveaways supplied by Distrito Cantina at The Row. During all the fun each day, guests will have the opportunity to win $10,000 by tossing a lime into a beer mug. Although the event is open to the public, participants must stop by the Revel Card Desk or Box office between 9am and 3:45PM to receive an entry. At 4pm in The Row, five winners’ names will be selected for one chance to toss a lime into a beer mug and win $10,000. Runners up will receive special gifts.
All weekend at Distrito Cantina, Revelers can enjoy drink specials such as $5-Corona, Corona Light, Modelo Especial and Modelo Negra; $6-Salsa Mexicana; $7Patron Silver, Patron Orange, XO Cafe, and XO Dark Cocoa shots; $8 Distritorita.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa announced the opening ofAntica Murrina, the premier Italian fashion jewelry retailer, as the newest store at The Shoppes at The Water Club. Located next to the popular Vintage Wine Boutique, Antica Murrina offers guests the best handcrafted glass jewelry from Venice, Italy at an accessible price.
Antica Murrina, which was founded by the Voltolina family 50 years ago, is the leader in Murano glass jewels. The renowned designers employ highly-skilled Glass Masters to create unique and handcrafted women's pendants, which are available in 1,200 locations worldwide. Now Borgata guests have access to these one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings at an affordable price point. It is the ideal destination to purchase a chic bauble for an eclectic night out at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
"Throughout the years, it has been important for us to ensure that we maintain a consistent, quality retail product," said Auggie Cipollini, Senior Vice President of Operations. "Antica Murrina is a welcome addition to The Shoppes at The Water Club in that it offers our customers the type of refined sophistication that is synonymous with our market-leading destination resort."
In celebration of its grand opening, Antica Murrina will be holding a raffle over Mother's Day weekend (May 11th and 12th) in which they will give away an exclusively crafted Murano Glass Necklace, valued at $225. The winner will be announced at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 12th.
Antica Murrina specializes in the production of glass accessories crafted by using th
In addition to Antica Murrina's debut at The Shoppes at The Water Club, an additional $1 million renovation to three Marshall Retail Group stores (located within Borgata) was completed in March. Both Borgata Collection and Carina experienced full redesigns of their space, while Misura, featuring men's apparel and accessories from some of the best designers in the world, was expanded and remodeled offering a wider array of products.