As preparations for Super Bowl Sunday are being made in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII on February 3, 2013, the final menu for over 70,000 fans at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans is finalized. The company cooking and executing this menu is Centerplate.
Centerplate is located in Stamford, CT and is not new to catering huge events. They have over eighty years of experience, and they have catered past Inaugural Balls, Super Bowls, and College Bowls and World Series events.
There will be close to 100 chefs and over 1,000 serving staff assisting to perfect this menu. Since Super Bowl XVLII is being hosted in New Orleans, some of the food served will be Cajun.
New Orleans is known for their partying, food rich in flavor and bold in taste.
The mastermind chef who planned this menu is none other than Donald Link. Chef Link is a James Beard award winner. Chef Link started his career as a teenager, and is a native to New Orleans. Chef Link has five restaurants in New Orleans warehouse district called Herbsaint, Cochon, Cochon Butcher, Calcasieu and Cochon Lafayette.
Who better to capture the flair of the city and the rich flavors than a native to New Orleans than chef Link?
The menu will consist of alligator sausage and chili, roast beef po’boy, BBQ shrimp and grits, Gulf caught white shrimp, chicken and sausage gumbo, dark roux with sausage and chicken served with white rice, crawfish pies, Louisiana fried pies served with zesty dressing crawfish stuffing.
Chef Link has a specialty drink for this year’s super bowl which is a Bayou drink that has a splash of raspberry.
The most expensive item will cost $30 and that will be the Gulf shrimp cocktail and the least expensive item will be a small order of nachos for $8. All the other items on the menu will be between $8 and $30 so there is something for everyone to afford.