Centerplate. Louisiana Cajun flavors dominate this NOLA-hosted Super Bowl.
James Beard Award-winning chef and NOLA legend Donald Link has created a Louisiana-inspired menu full of Cajun flavors ranging from the famous alligator sausage (see our previous Mercedes-Benz Superdome coverage) to shrimp and grits.
"No one throws a party quite like New Orleans," Link explains, "and I think we perfectly captured the city's flavor and flair in our menu."
The menu is as follows:
-Alligator Chili: Alligator sausage from Crescent City Meat, a local NOLA purveyor
-Roast Beef Debris Po'Boy: Rolls from 100-plus-year-old Leidenheimer bakery in New Orleans
-BBQ Shrimp and Grits: Fresh Louisiana Gulf Coast-caught white shrimp
-Chicken and Sausage Gumbo: Dark roux, chicken, and sausage in a flavorful broth served with white rice
-Natchitoches Crawfish Pies: Louisiana fried pies with zesty dressing crawfish stuffing
-Chef Donald Links' Chicken Sauce Piquant: Links' take on the traditional Cajun recipe
-Bayou Bootleg: A taste of the South with a splash of raspberry, the special "Craft Cocktail" for this year's Super Bowl
Local NOLA food partners include:
-Chez Pierre Bakery
-The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board
Serving more than 70,000 fans, more than 100 chefs and 1,000-plus serving staff will be working around the clock to prepare the Super Bowl-sized feast. And this is not Centerplate's first hoorah with the Super Bowl; this year will mark their 13th, and they're getting pretty good at what they do.
"From chef-inspired cuisine to creative cocktails, our goal is to make every sporting event an incredible experience for fans, but for the Super Bowl, we know how to take football food to the next level," says Centerplate CEO Des Hague.
Read more: http://www.thedailymeal.com/super-bowl-xlvii-official-menu#ixzz2IuTdBf77