Celebrity Chef Michael Symon Opening Restaurant in Atlantic City
Chef Michael Symon, of ABC's The Chew, will open an Italian restaurant inside an Atlantic City casino in 2016.
Symon will reportedly open an eatery showcasing Italian cuisine inside Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa next fall, joining fellow Iron Chefs Bobby Flay and Geoffrey Zakarian among the celebrity chefs with dining establishments at the casino, 6abc.com reports.
"This is the food I grew up eating; my Sicilian grandmother would be proud! Authentic Italian is very simple. It's all about great ingredients. It's what I cooked in my early career, and still what I like to make at home.", says Symon, who already has award-winning restaurants in several major cities such as Cleveland and Detroit.
Borgata is also home to Wolfgang Puck's American Grille.
Symon made his TV debut on the Food Network in 1998.
In September 2011 he joined the cast of The Chew as one of the show's five hosts.
Borgata's senior vice president says of the venture, "Having the opportunity to partner with such a celebrated chef to join our renowned culinary lineup, and whose personality and spirit embody Borgata was something we could not pass up, and look forward to next fall."