Fans to Decide Between "East Coast" and "West Coast" Nachos for Right to Be Called "Official 100th Grey Cup Nacho"
TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Fans attending the Canadian Football League's 100th Grey Cup will have more than the Toronto Argonauts and Calgary Stampeders to throw their support behind when they kick-off at Rogers Centre in Toronto on Sunday, November 25th.
ARAMARK, the exclusive food and beverage partner at Rogers Centre, has unveiled several menu enhancements to celebrate the playing of the 100th Grey Cup.
100th Grey Cup Signature Nacho Showdown.
Embracing the spirit of the Grey Cup, ARAMARK's culinary team has created two specialty nacho platters – representing the Eastern and Western divisions – that will go head-to-head during the game. Each nacho incorporates ingredients and reflects the tastes and flavours from their respective region.
- East Coast Nacho: Fresh Nova Scotia lobster and grilled jumbo shrimp on a bed of crisp corn tortillas topped with warm cheddar cheese, "Bloody Caesar"-infused Pico de Gallo, pickled red cabbage slaw, chipotle pepper cream and jalapeno-infused sour cream drizzle, and fresh chopped scallions.
- West Coast Nacho: Grilled flat iron steak and braised short rib on a bed of crisp corn tortillas topped with warm cheddar cheese, roasted corn, smoked peppers & onions, salsa verde and diced tomatoes, roasted garlic-infused sour cream drizzle, and fresh chives.
A souvenir 32 oz. Grey Cup soft drink is included with the purchase of each nacho.
The nacho that sells the most units by halftime will be named and sold as the "Official 100th Grey Cup Nacho" for the remainder of the game. The showdown will occur on Level 100 outside Muddy York Market.
"With this being the 100th playing of the Grey Cup, we wanted to do something special with the menu to honour the game and celebrate the great tastes of Canada," said Jeffrey Curley, General Manager, ARAMARK at Rogers Centre. "The competition for the right to be called 'Official 100th Grey Cup Nacho' promises to be as fierce as the battle to be crowned Grey Cup Champion."
Toronto Grey Cup Nacho
ARAMARK will also add a limited edition Toronto Grey Cup Nacho to the menu.
- This nacho is made with a crisp bed of home cooked kettle chips, using Prince Edward Island potatoes, and hand-chopped hickory & apple smoked BBQ beef brisket topped with warm cheddar cheese, caramelized maple onions, braised red cabbage slaw, "Bloody Caesar"-infused Pico de Gallo, roasted pepper-infused sour cream drizzle, and fresh chopped scallions & jalapenos.
The Toronto Grey Cup Nacho will be available at Muddy York Market and all Queen Street locations on levels 100, 200 and 500.
In the premium dining areas, the suites menu will also feature dishes representative of Canadian cuisine, including:
- Grilled Bison Sliders
- Trio of Canadian Autumn Bruschetta
- Garrison Creek Smoked Maple Wood Turkey Breast
- Niagara Peninsula VQA Braised Short Rib
- Peggy's Cove Seafood Mac & Cheese with Scallops, Shrimp and Lobster
- Chilled Shrimp Platter with "Bloody Caesar"-Infused Cocktail Sauce
"The 100th Grey Cup Festival Committee would like to thank ARAMARK for providing our patrons with such unique menu choices at the game," commented Lou Ragagnin, President and COO, 100th Grey Cup Festival. "With the historic game being played in Toronto, we will have to sway some sales to the East Coast Nacho in the Official 100th Grey Cup Nacho Showdown."
Grey Cup Menu Fun Facts
190,000 ounces of soft drinks
30,000 pounds of ice
16,380 chilled shrimp
11,000 pounds of French Fries
700 pounds of fresh cooked kettle chips
5,000 ounces of "Bloody Caesar"-infused Pico de Gallo
7,000 pounds of meat
3,000 pounds of chicken wings
1,220 gameday food and beverage employees
26 permanent concession stands
20 portable concession stands
About ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment
ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment creates remarkable experiences for guests at over 150 premier sports facilities, convention centers and entertainment venues throughout North America, including Rogers Centre, Rogers Arena, Scotiabank Place, Ottawa Convention Centre, and Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Canada. With industry-leading insight, ARAMARK designs innovative hospitality, dining and catering, retail merchandise, and facility service programs that deliver valuable business results. Learn more at www.aramarkentertainment.com or www.twitter.com/aramarksports.
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, one of the "World's Most Admired Companies," by FORTUNE magazine and 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 250,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries. Learn more at www.twitter.com/aramark.
About the 100th Grey Cup Festival
The 100th Grey Cup Festival is an "Invitation to Our Nation", uniting Canadians from coast-to-coast in Toronto for a ten-day, eleven-night festival encompassing over 50 events ranging from traditional team parties, galas and player awards to a football film festival and family fun zone at great venues including the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and Yonge Dundas Square. Complete with street parties, entertainment and activities, the 100th Grey Cup will be a sport and cultural celebration that befits this iconic Canadian game. To learn more about the 100th Grey Cup Festival, please visit the official website at www.100thgreycupfestival.ca.
(Editor's Note: Photos of the three nachos are available upon request.)
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