Borgata Opens ‘Modern Japanese Pub’

Here’s something of interest from the Atlantic City files. Capitalizing on AC’s newfound penchant for all things Asian, a new “Modern Japanese pub” just opened over at the Borgata.

Called Izakaya, the resto has hired exec chef Michael Schulson (of Pantry Raid on the Style Network) for their start. From the press release:

“With a menu that will highlight Japan’s rich culinary heritage but also integrate more modern elements of that culture’s pub cuisine, Izakaya will offer a voluminous selection of hot and cold appetizers, a la carte grilled meats and fishes, a sushi bar, tempura selections and heartier entrees. Signature dishes will include: Octopus Salad with jalapeno, cilantro, olives and tomatoes; Red Miso Glazed Eggplant with crispy tofu and Thai basil; Kinki Chicken Wings with pickled cucumbers, chili and ginger; and Shiso Lamb Loin with braised daikon and soy-sake reduction.

There will also be assorted tempuras of everything from maitake mushrooms to soft shell crab to buffalo mozzarella; a traditional Japanese Robatiyaki grill with more than a dozen fresh options; and a sushi menu, including signature rolls such as Baked Rock Shrimp with spicy aioli and soy bean paper alongside more traditional sushi and sashimi choices.”

And since it’s Friday, here’s a freebie: Schulson’s recipe for tuna tartare.

Izakaya [Official Site]

Borgata Opens ‘Modern Japanese Pub’