From Poutine to Porchetta, Hockey's All-Star Weekend Menu Offers Something for Everyone
OTTAWA, Ontario, Jan. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - When hockey fans arrive at Ottawa's Scotiabank Place for the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL® All-Star Game and 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition™, one thing is for sure, there will be something on the menu to satisfy their cravings.
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The culinary team at ARAMARK, the exclusive food and beverage service partner at Scotiabank Place, home of the Ottawa Senators, has created an "all-star" menu for Senators' faithful and visiting guests.
Chefs from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Verizon Center in Washington, DC and Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, will join Scotiabank Place Executive Chef Keith Jones to prepare signature sandwiches from their hometown arenas.
- Capital Beef Hoagie (Scotiabank Place) – Roasted top sirloin topped with St. Albert's cheese curds and crispy fried onions on a crusty roll
- Kielbasa Grinder (CONSOL Energy Center) – Thin sliced kielbasa topped with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing served on an Italian roll
- The District Brisket Slab Stacker (Verizon Center) – Brown sugar rubbed beef brisket, slow roasted and topped with caramelized onions, cheddar cheese and smokey bbq sauce, served on a Kaiser roll
- Porchetta Sandwich (Wells Fargo Center) – Garlic salt rubbed pork belly around center cut pork loin with wilted greens, sharp provolone cheese on a seeded roll
"On-the-ice, the All-Star Game will feature fans' favorite players, while off-the-ice, the game will showcase favorite menu items from around the league," said Executive Chef Jones. "I'm excited to have ARAMARK chefs from Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Pittsburgh in the kitchen, helping us create a menu filled with all-star sandwiches and Scotiabank Place's signature tastes and flavors."
Scotiabank Place Favorites
In addition to the signature sandwiches, the concessions menu will feature Scotiabank Place's most popular items including Poutine, a Canadian favorite made of French fries topped with fresh cheese curds and brown gravy, SBP Burger Shack burgers, Golden Palace Famous Eggrolls with homemade plum sauce, Chef Bento Sushi, Pizza Pizza, MVP Buffalo Wings, gourmet fries and more.
Scotiabank Place's restaurants, Frank Finnigan's and Bert's, have also created special menus for the NHL All-Star weekend festivities, including:
- Braised lamb shank, root vegetables, garlic mash and Shiraz wine gravy
- Carrot and ginger cream with maple glazed pastry twist
- Fried, breaded brie winter salad with cranberry vinaigrette
- Prairie land tenderloin meat balls, spaghetti and fresh tomato in a basil sauce
- Wild BC mushroom bisque with smoked cheddar toasted crusts
- Wing Trio- Thai spiced, pineapple curry, Buffalo & blue cheese, with a fennel apple slaw
"Suite" NHL All-Star Packages
The Scotiabank Place suites will offer specially created menu packages including the "Taste of Canada," that features items like Chef Bento Sushi, Rickards Red Capital signature roast beef hoagie with St. Albert's cheese curds and crispy fried onions, maple basted roasted ham sandwiches with Balderson smoked cheddar and mixed berry Brule tarts.
The "Scotiabank Place Favorites" suite menu includes homemade potato chips with Vidalia onion dip, Mrs. Jones Meatballs, Chef Bento Sushi, Golden Palace Famous Eggrolls, Scotiabank Place Burger Shack burgers, MVP Buffalo Wings and Deli 111's popular smoked meat sandwiches.
"In partnership with the Senators, we are excited to host fans attending the NHL All-Star Game and the Skills Competition at Scotiabank Place," said John Thomsen, District Manager, ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment. "The two events provide an opportunity to showcase menu favorites from around the league, as well as some Canadian specialties, to create an all-star food experience for fans."
ARAMARK provides food and beverage services at Scotiabank Place, home of the Ottawa Senators, and eight other NHL arenas including CONSOL Energy Center (Pittsburgh Penguins), Honda Center (Anaheim Ducks), HP Pavilion (San Jose Sharks), Jobing.com Arena (Phoenix Coyotes), Pepsi Center (Colorado Avalanche), Rogers Arena (Vancouver Canucks), Verizon Center (Washington Capitals) and the Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia Flyers).
About ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment
ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment, a division of ARAMARK, delivers a wide range of innovative solutions to more than 170 premier sports facilities, convention centers and entertainment venues throughout North America. Working closely with its partners, ARAMARK creates authentic and memorable guest experiences by designing industry-leading hospitality, dining and catering, retail merchandise, and facility service programs. Learn more at www.aramarksports.com.
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. The company is recognized as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute, as the industry leader in FORTUNE magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies," and as one of America's Largest Private Companies by both FORTUNE and Forbes magazines. ARAMARK seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to its clients, customers, employees and communities by focusing on employee advocacy, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and community involvement. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 255,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries. Learn more at www.twitter.com/aramarknews.
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