Centerplate's In-the-Park Homerun at Mariners' Opener Four new menu concepts a Grand Slam for hungry Seattle fans
SEATTLE, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Seattle Mariners hospitality partner, Centerplate, the largest event hospitality partner to North America's premier sports stadiums, convention centers and entertainment venues, is once again collaborating with noted Seattle Chef Ethan Stowell to bring exciting, fresh and local food concepts to Safeco Field.
New to the ballpark for 2013, Chef Stowell has created several new selections that include a Northwest take on South-of-the-Border flavors and an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients for the 2013 Seattle Mariners home season, which opens Monday, April 8.
Edgar's Cantina & Home Run Porch - Chef Stowell created a "Northwest Mex" menu for Edgar's Tacos, at the Home Run Porch: a basket of three fresh corn tortillas - with the choice of carne asada, carnitas, chicken or lengua (beef tongue), topped with diced onion, cilantro and cotija cheese for the Edgar's open-air restaurant and Home Run Porch lounge, both named for legendary designated hitter and Mariners Hall of Famer Edgar Martinez. Fans can wash it down with a selection of South-of-the-Border beers.
Signature Cocktails - At Edgar's, a line of signature cocktails created by Anu Apte, owner of celebrated Belltown lounge Rob Roy. The new drinks are all made with Zac, the specialty mezcal that Martinez and business partner Gene Juarez import from Mexico.
Expanded Healthier Options - vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free offerings will be highlighted by Field Roast, a locally made "wow-worthy" vegetarian frank. Vegan chef Rich Landau, owner of the award-winning Vedge restaurant in Philadelphia, created a special Bao-Choi, vegan, Asian-style steamed buns. Two options include black vinegar glazed Portobello with pickled cucumber, green chili, scallion and spicy sambal mayo; and Korean eggplant with gochujang (fermented red pepper paste), daikon radish, spicy cabbage, scallion, cilantro and kimchee mayo. Landau also created a selection of vegan dishes for the ballpark's Private Suites including Portobello Carpaccio, salt-roasted golden beets, roasted fresh market vegetables, and vegan chocolate chip cookies.
Fetzer Crimson & Quartz - Centerplate and Fetzer Vineyards are introducing a new product at Safeco Field, which will soon be available at other Centerplate venues across the country. A new custom-designed glass by manufacturer, Zipz features Fetzer's award-winning red and white wine blends Crimson & Quartz in single-serve stem wine glasses made of recyclable plastic.
Fresh & Local
Centerplate makes every effort to source food products locally when possible. Safeco Field's local suppliers include:
- St. Helens Beef
- Draper Valley Poultry
- Pleasant Valley Farms
- La Mexicana
- Castillo Bakery
- Zoe's Meats
- Theo Chocolate
- St. Jude Seafood
- Taylor Shellfish Farms
- Franz Bakery
- Beecher's Cheese
- Bavarian Meats
- Carlton Farms Pork
- Painted Hills Beef
- Northwest Grass-Fed Beef Company
Down below in Edgar's (behind the left field wall), Stowell updated the South-of-the-Border menu of the Flying Turtle Cantina (renovated and rebranded Edgar's). Fans of the authentic Mexican sandwiches known as tortas, will still find the popular pork carnitas and salchicha tortas, as well as two new options: carne asada and Chicken Milanese (with a light, crispy breading). Also new are Stowell's house-made chicken tenders with chips and salsa and a Caesar salad pizzetti single-serving Neapolitan-style thin-crust pizza.
Centerplate crafts and delivers "Craveable Experiences. Raveable Results." in over 250 prominent entertainment, sports and convention venues across North America – annually serving over 100 million guests. Centerplate has provided event hospitality services to 30 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls, 13 Super Bowls, 20 World Series, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the largest plated dinner in history at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Celebration. In 2011, the company was named the fastest growing hospitality group in the country by Nation's Restaurant News. Visit the company online at www.centerplate.com