When plans for the mega VIP Super Bowl dining venue known as the 50 Yard Lounge were announced back in November, not a lot of details had been finalized. There were some big names, like Michael White, Bill Telepan, and Marc Forgione on board, and general plans for demos in which top chefs teach NFL players to do things like roll sushi. But now, with the game just a couple of weeks away, the daily schedule of events and participants has been fleshed out. And the prices too. It's not cheap.
Among the highlights of the many food events packed into those five days leading up to the Super Bowl are a late night taco party with Taquitoria, Los Tacos No. 1, Hecho en Dumbo and others, and a "Soup-er Bowl" that includes Chris Jaeckle of the newly minted hot spot All'onda. Other notable chef appearances include Atera's Matthew Lightner making his version of an "American classic" (i.e. mac and cheese or sloppy joes) and Frederik Berselius making one of Aska's classic dishes. So far the biggest blockbuster of them all is a demo in which former football player Michael White teaches NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter how to cook a "made-for-football-lovers" pasta dish. Tickets, for those interested, are still available online for $400 a pop.
· All Coverage of the 50 Yard Lounge [~ENY~]