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Food and drink are part of the entertainment at MGM Springfield’s new $960 million casino complex, which opened with fanfare (and a literal parade) on Aug. 24. canada goose outlet jackets Whether canada goose outlet it’s a salad prepared tableside, a blazing canada goose outlet authentic cocktail or 100 ounces of IPA flowing from a giant beer canada goose jacket outlet store tower, MGM hopes to showcase unique experiences while aiming for culinary excellence.

“We have a very diverse portfolio; we have something for everybody,” says Anthony Caratozzolo, MGM Springfield’s vice president of food and cheap canada goose jacket beverage, at an August canada goose clearance uk media preview prior to the casino’s official opening. “We’ve brought canada goose outlet online uk in the best of [our] best chefs canada goose vest uk we want to put our best foot forward here in Massachusetts. We want people canada goose outlet china to feel something they don’t have anywhere else.”

Mina, with a resume full of industry honors (James Beard Foundation “Who’s Who of Food Beverage”; Gayot Restaurateur of the Year; Bon Apptit Chef of the Year) is collaborating with Adam Sobel, Thrillist’s San Francisco Chef of the Year in 2016, for the casino project. Cal Mare’s cuisine is inspired by Chef Sobel’s travels throughout Italy, visiting the regions of Lazio, Campania, Sicilia and Puglia, as well as the hillsides just outside of Rome.

“It’s all about transporting guests to a different place with this, the lifestyle, the food, the way people dine in the southern part of Italy, that’s really what we emulate,” he said in August. “Lots of sharing, crudos, freshly pulled mozzarella, pizzas, handmade pasta, whole grilled fish, pasture raised meats, lots of vegetables. It’s all the stuff you really want to eat.”

The floor plan of Cal Mare offers views into the open kitchen. (Lindsay Bukowinski / Hartford Courant)

Cal Mare’s menu features raw bar items like yellowfin tuna tartare and oysters, antipasti and salads, thin crust brick oven pizzas for the table to share, fresh pastas like tagliatelle al nero with lobster, canada goose outlet cheap linguine with clams and saffron spaghetti with braised oxtail; and “classics” a take on eggplant Parmesan, Duroc heritage pork chop, brick pressed chicken and dry aged Creekstone NY strip.

The wine list skews Italian, with classic cocktails (Negroni, Aperol Spritz) joining modern drinks like the Amalfi Flip (Alessio Bianco vermouth, yellow chartreuse, lime, agave, egg whites) and the Umbrella By The Road (Ford’s gin, Cocchi Rosa, orgeat, lime and soda). Limoncello is available in classic and Pugliese styles.

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The venue offers an open floor plan, with a bar, canada goose outlet store new york main dining room and open show kitchen, along with a private dining room and adjacent wine shop. Though Cal Mare’s main dining room doesn’t open canada goose langford parka black friday for lunch, its counter service bar canada goose outlet offers slices of thicker crust pizzas, panini and cannoli for quick bites.

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The Chandler Steakhouse takes its name from its location in the former Union House Hotel, later renamed The Chandler Hotel, which was preserved as part of the casino resort’s development. The canada goose black friday uk steakhouse presents timeless grandeur, with burgundy velvet booths and a crystal chandelier, canada goose outlet store winnipeg and fans of Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen” will recognize the name of the chef in charge: season 14 winner Meghan Gill.

Chandler’s menu offers chilled bar items (oysters, Maine lobster, shrimp cocktail), appetizers like steak tartare and roasted bone marrow to start. Entrees ($28 to $52) include caramelized scallops, pan seared lemon sole, broiled Maine lobster canada goose outlet near me thermidor and brick pressed half chicken. Meats and seafood come from New England farms, fisheries and suppliers, Gill said.