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Tropicana Atlantic City Partners with Chef Jose Garces

 

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (May 10, 2016) – In the midst of a $40 million renovation, Tropicana Atlantic City announces a new restaurant collaboration with Philadelphia based Chef Jose Garces.

Using the sweeping ocean and boardwalk views as inspiration, Garces will develop multiple seafood focused concepts located right off the casino floor. The to-be-named venues are slated to open by the end of 2016.

“Atlantic City is a natural extension of our deep Philadelphia roots. We have a great affinity for the Jersey shore and Atlantic City in particular. We are so excited to be back.” said Chef Jose Garces. “We look forward to the opportunity to bring our brand of Latin-inspired hospitality to the Tropicana and provide fun, new dining options to its guests.”

“We are extremely excited and proud to partner with award winning Chef Jose Garces, to bring his new restaurant concepts to Tropicana Atlantic City.  We are confident that his unique style and brand recognition will attract new visitors, as well as complement and enhance Tropicana’s diverse selection of restaurants,” says Tony Rodio, President and CEO Tropicana Entertainment.

Since opening his first restaurant in 2005, Chef Jose Garces has emerged as one of the nation’s leading chefs and restaurateurs. He is the 2009 winner of the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef Mid-Atlantic” award and one of only a few chefs in the country to hold the coveted title of Iron Chef.  Chef Garces is the author of The Latin Road Home (Lake Isle Press, October 2012), a culinary and cultural tour of Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Cuba and Peru, and his debut cookbook, Latin Evolution (Lake Isle Press, Fall 2008).

About Garces

Garces is a Philadelphia-based hospitality group specializing in personal dining experiences rooted in the rich cultural traditions and culinary vision of renowned Latin-American chef Jose Garces. Taking a heartfelt and creative approach to time-honored recipes and dishes, Garces operates more than 15 restaurants across the country, including Amada, Distrito, Tinto, Village Whiskey, Garces Trading Company, JG Domestic, Volvér, Rosa Blanca Cafe, Rural Society, The Olde Bar, Buena Onda and Mercat a la Planxa (in partnership with Sage Hospitality). The eponymous group also offers additional services through Garces Events, a full-service catering and event division; the Garces Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to Philadelphia’s underserved immigrant community; and Luna Farm, Chef Garces’ 40-acre farm in Bucks County, Pa. For more information about Garces Restaurants, Garces Events, the Garces Foundation, Luna Farm or Chef Jose Garces, please visit GarcesGroup.com.

About Tropicana Atlantic City

Tropicana Atlantic City is a 24-hour gaming destination located on the beach and Boardwalk. Featuring 2,079 hotel rooms and home of The Quarter, a 200,000 square foot entertainment complex, Tropicana is the premier resort in Atlantic City. With 24 restaurants, 25 shops, 18 bars and lounges, 2 pools, an IMAX Theatre and a spa, Tropicana was highlighted as one of the “Coolest Casinos in the World” by PopSugar. The Trop Advantage Club has been voted “Best Players Club” by Casino Player Magazine. In 2015 and 2016 Tropicana underwent a total of $90 million in renovations, including its spectacular Multimedia Light and Sound Show, the addition of AtlantiCare LifeCenter Fitness, renovations to its casino and over 900 hotel rooms and more. Must be 21. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. For more information, visit the official Web site at www.tropicana.net or:

About Tropicana Entertainment

Tropicana Entertainment Inc. (OTCQB:  TPCA) is a publicly traded company that, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates eight casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Missouri, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana properties collectively have approximately 5,526 hotel rooms, 8,075 slot positions and 277 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada and is a majority –owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises, L.P. (NASDAQ:  IEP).