Love, Local and Loyalty on the Menu for 2013 Season
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Centerplate, hospitality partner to Vancouver's premier entertainment destinations, welcomes the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and their fans to BC Place Stadium with a new menu, wine bar, and rewards program.
With a choice of new short rib poutine, chicken waffle sliders and house-made sushi, Vancouver Whitecaps fans can cheer on their team while collecting points at the same time!
"We're very excited to be welcoming the Whitecaps FC and their fans back to BC Place with a great new menu," said Centerplate's Executive Chef Ryan Stone. "We're proud to be serving unique, local cuisine made from locally-sourced ingredients. We want fans to enjoy the BC Place experience as much as we enjoy hosting them!"
New menu items at BC Place include:
Short Rib Poutine, a northern comfort food classic gets an upscale treatment with slow-roasted all-natural beer short ribs in hearty gravy over French Fries.
Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sliders, an updated soul food classic featuring crispy fried chicken in a sweet and spicy sauce, and served in a unique waffle wrapper.
House-Made Sushi, all freshly made in house.
The dining options also include a new concept: the OAK & VINE wine bar. In addition to great wines and specialty beverages, local sourcing is a hallmark of the dishes which feature fresh salads and vegetables from Sole Foods Farm—located just 100 metres from BC Place—and hand-crafted artisan meats and cheeses made by a local butcher and 5th-generation master sausage maker, Drews Driessen of D-Original Sausage.
These new offerings join the traditional stadium favourites such as the iconic bacon-wrapped hotdogs, Montreal smoked meat sandwiches, and Vij's famous curries.
And now, there's even more reason to come back for seconds. Season Ticket Holders will have the opportunity to participate in a newly-launched loyalty program by using their 'Caps Cards, the club's new, sustainable season ticket card. The Card is the first of its kind in BC's professional sports market, giving Fans the opportunity to collect 'Caps points and redeem them for exclusive rewards and benefits...or even more Short Rib Poutine!
Centerplate crafts and delivers "Craveable Experiences. Raveable Results." for more than 115 million guests each year in over 300 prominent entertainment, sports and convention venues across North America and the United Kingdom. Centerplate has provided event hospitality to 30 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls, 13 Super Bowls, 21 World Series, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the largest plated dinner in history. Recently, the company was named the fastest growing restaurant/hospitality group in the United States by Nation's Restaurant News, and has recently expanded operations in the United Kingdom. Visit the company online at www.centerplate.com.
For further information:
Ashley Luneburg, +1-203-975-5903