January 26, 2017
Aramark, the official food and beverage provider for NRG Stadium in Houston, has revealed its menu for Super Bowl LI, which will take place at the stadium on February 5, 2017. New England Patriots will face off against the Atlanta Falcons at the fame. Here are the details of the official Super Bowl LI menu, according to an Aramark press release:
AFC-NFC Tribute Items
To honor the two teams competing in this year’s game, Aramark senior executive chef Mark Cornish has created two items that pay tribute to the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, using signature ingredients from each team’s hometown.
Beantown Griller — Slow Cooked Tri Tip Pot Roast, Sweet Caramelized Onions, Cabot Cheddar Cheese on Whole Grain Bread. Served with a Side of Bacon Infused Baked Beans
The ATL Fried Chicken Stak — Crisp Waffle Fries, topped with Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Peach Marmalade BBQ Sauce, Sour Cream and Green Onions
Student Culinary Collaboration
To round-out the Super Bowl LI menu, culinary arts students at Houston Independent School District, also an Aramark client, were invited to develop a specialty item. Through a collaboration with Aramark’s team at NRG Stadium, a team of student chefs from Westside High School worked alongside Chef Cornish to create the sandwich:
The Bayou City Bánh Mì 51 – A Bánh Mì-style sandwich with grilled fajita steak, avocado spread and pickled vegetables.
Aided by parameters and under the direction of their classroom instructors, the Westside High School students tested several recipes and concepts, before presenting two dishes to a panel of Aramark judges, who selected the winning menu combination.
Celebrity Chef Partnerships
NRG Stadium’s line up of Houston-centric fare is further bolstered by a stable of renowned chefs and restaurateurs—including Ronnie Killen, long considered the city’s top BBQ pit master; Chris Shepherd, James Beard Award-winning chef; and Grady Spears, nationally acclaimed Texas chef—all of whom have existing partnerships with Aramark at the stadium.
“Taste Of Houston”
Within general concessions, fans will find assorted classics accentuating the tastes of Houston, such as Ronnie Killen’s BBQ burnt end sandwich and brisket sandwich; Grady Spears’ steak sandwich; Fuddruckers’ All-American pigskin burger; loaded baked potatoes; bum’s sausage sandwich; topped dogs; extreme nachos; chopped beef sandwich; fish and pork tacos.
Clubs and Suites
For guests dining on the club level, the menu will feature Chris Shepherd’s signature 44 Farms Jalapeno Cheese Dog with jalapeno bacon jam and Chef Cornish’s Texas Surf & Turf, a cold-smoked tenderloin sandwich served accompanied by gouda mac and cheese infused with lump lobster and house-braised short rib grilled cheese with house made pimento cheese on Texas toast and a side of house fried pickles.
Within suites, ticketholders will be able to choose from a menu package featuring Jackson and Company’s chicken empanadas with creamy avocado sauce; Jalapeno bacon wrapped chicken with raspberry chipotle sauce; smoked meatballs and pimento cheese grits; maple crusted beef tenderloin; and drunken pear and goat cheese salad.
In addition, Professional Football Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson has partnered with Aramark to develop a barbecue concept featuring Dickerson’s long-held family sauce recipe. Eric Dickerson’s barbecue, branded EDQ, will debut at Super Bowl LI in Houston. Fans will have opportunities throughout the week to taste Dickerson’s barbecue at events being held at Minute Maid Park, George R. Brown Convention Center and NRG Park.