Tom Colicchio Headlining Atlantic City Food and Wine Fest

Tom Colicchio
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Though its culinary lineup is certainly nothing to scoff at, newly opened Revel won’t necessarily have the market cornered on celeb chefs this summer in Atlantic City. Caesars Entertainment sent word this morning that they’ve tapped Top Chef head honcho and restaurateur Tom Colicchio to headline its annual Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival, which kicks off Thursday, July 26. Joining Colicchio is Aaron Sanchez, who we mentioned recently just popped his casino cherry with his Crossroads at Showboat’s House of Blues. (Other stars from the Food Network stall joining the fest include Anne Burrell and Robert Irvine.)

Also scheduled to appear: Andrew Zimmern, Nadia G*, and Buddy Valastro.

But Revel isn’t going to just sit idly by while Caesars hogs the spotlight. Instead, the brand-new spot will host its own shindig that same weekend, showcasing its top talent, which includes Jose Garces, Marc Forgione, Alain Allegretti, Michel Richard and Robert Wiedmaier, with an a huge clambake on the beach in front of the casino.

Tickets for the fest go on sale through Ticketmaster on Friday, April 13.

Earlier: Aaron Sanchez Opening Crossroads at Atlantic City’s House of Blues

*This post has been corrected to show that Nadia G is not confirmed for the fest.

Tom Colicchio Headlining Atlantic City Food and Wine Fest