If a mini road trip to Atlantic City was not planned in your agenda for the weekend of May 18, you might want to reconsider. Starting on Friday the much desired Revel, a 6.2 million square foot beach front entertainment resort on the Boardwalk at Atlantic City, will throw down an exclusive event with the help of Food & Wine magazine.
The entire weekend will be dedicated to this chef driven food event deemed, Taste of Revel, starting May 18 and ending on Sunday, May 20. Revel’s Iron Chefs, Michelen star earners and James Beard Award winners will be present, hosting a weekend of parties, tasting events and dinners. You’ll find that the prices are extremely reasonable, all things considered. Dropping everything and heading to Atlantic City for the entire weekend is much recommended. We’ve got the whole line up of events for you below. Pick and choose or go all in! It is, after all, Atlantic City.
Friday, May 18
Kickoff Bash with Revel Chefs: Enjoy a fresh spin on boardwalk classics, including crabcakes by Robert Wiedmaier, fried chicken from Michel Richard and shrimp cocktail by Marc Forgione. – $95
Pastry Party with Michel Richard: Richard will create indulgent desserts including his signature chocolate bar, tempting sweets and fun cocktails. – $75
Saturday, May 19
Big Fish Breakdown with Chef Alain Allegretti and Joe Buonadonna: Chef Allegretti shares his secrets for preparing a whole tuna in this demonstration and tasting event. – $100
Conquer the Steak with Chef Marc Forgione: Marc Forgione teaches about various cuts of beef, flavor profiles, marbling, as well as the secrets to cooking each cut. Sample the different cuts along with wine pairings. – $85
Art of Paella with Chef Jose Garces: Learn about the preparation of this traditional Spanish dish from Jose Garces while enjoying sangria and tapas. Then get down with the lobster and seafood paella. – $85
Beer & Cheese Pairing with Chef Robert Wiedmaier: Chef Wiedmaier teaches how to best match Belgian beer with artisanal cheese. – $65
World Cup Wine Tasting with Anthony Giglio: Sommelier and educator Anthony Giglio hosts The World Cup Wine Happy Hour, a relaxed tasting of more than a half-dozen wines from around the world. The crowd favorite takes home the Cup. – $85
VIP Dinner with Robert Wiedmaier or Michel Richard: – $300 per couple
Pig Out: Go whole hog as multiple Revel chefs and restaurants give their take on pork, including Chef Jose Garces’ whole roasted suckling pig. Also grab a taste of dishes like Chef Marc Forgione’s tete de cochon or Chef Robert Wiedmaier’s pork belly. Anthony Giglio will also pick the wines to pair with all that pork. – $100
Learn more and snag tickets at the event’s official website. If you’re looking to bet the farm, there are also special packages available that include multiple events. At Taste of Revel, those willing to bet big always win big, or at least their taste buds do.
Photos credited to Revel.