Golden Nugget Offers
Drink & Food Fests

August 15, 2012 -

The first of three special festivals at the Golden Nugget is being held this weekend.

The Atlantic City casino is offering three tempting events in August and September, focusing on wine, shrimp and beer, starting with a celebration of vino from California and Italy on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Have a Grape Weekend

The Cal-Ital Summer Winefest runs Aug. 17-19. Guests can buy tickets for each of three events, or book all three for just $99 in advance.

The first evening is an opportunity to not only sample wine from more than 25 wineries and some award-winning cuisine, but also a chance to check out the Golden Nugget’s new H2O Pool Bar that’s part of the casino’s recent makeover. The H2O is a romantic setting for a night of live jazz while mixing with winery owners and winemakers. The event featuring wine, music and jazz under the stars sounds like a bargain at just $35.

On Saturday, the casino’s The Grand events center will be the scene for some serious wine sampling and food. Here, guests can sample over 120 wines from the most prestigious wineries in California and Italy from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will also be live jazz. Tickets are $65.

The third wine-inspired event of the weekend will be a Sunday brunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in The Grand events center that pairs fashion with food and drink. For $35, guests will be treated to American and Italian brunch offerings paired with sparkling wines and a “sizzling hot fashion show.”

Shrimp Party

On Sept. 1-2, the Golden Nugget invites guests to “embrace your inner Forrest Gump and indulge in an entire Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. inspired menu, specialty drinks, live entertainment, retail tents and fun games.” There’s no admission charge to the event with pricing for food and drink a la carte.

The shrimp fest will be held on the Golden Nugget’s The Deck overlooking the Frank S. Farley marina from noon to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

Beer Blast

Later in September satisfy your brew cravings at the 2012 Beer Festival on Sept 29-30.

The first event, a Craft Beer Tasting, is 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, in The Grand events center. Guests will have the opportunity to sample over 200 varieties of craft beer, along with accompanying cuisine while “mingling with some of America‚Äôs hottest award-winning brew masters.” There will also be live music. Tickets are $49.

On Sunday, Sept. 30, from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m, a casino news release promises that “the party continues … as guests can join our Beer Maidens for a traditional Oktoberfest Party.”

That event will held on The Deck overlooking the marina, noon-6 p.m. Admission is free and pricing for food and drink is a la carte. There will also be live music.

For more information or to purchase to any of the Golden Nugget’s festivals, click here.

Photo: Golden Nugget’s H2O Pool Bar. Golden Nugget Facebook.

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