Centerplate Rallies Hornet Fans With New Specialty Menu Offerings for the New Orleans Arena

Oct 21, 2010, 13:41 ET from Centerplate

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, the largest hospitality partner to North America's premier sports stadiums, convention centers and entertainment venues, announced a series of new concepts and locally sourced dishes available exclusively to Hornets fans at the New Orleans Arena this 2010-2011 season.

Menu Highlights

Hornets fans will have several new menu choices to enjoy this basketball season, reflective of the distinct character and cuisine that make New Orleans so special.  

Centerplate chefs have developed the Stinger Wings, Crispy Chicken Strips and Wings featuring a choice of either house-made Honey BBQ Sauce, or Crystal original hot wing sauce, a New Orleans original.

Centerplate has also teamed up with Louisiana Seafood, the organization representing Louisiana's fishing industry, to offer authentic Po'Boy sandwiches.  This season, Hornets fans can enjoy this local staple in a variety of options including Catfish, Shrimp, and Alligator Sausage versions.

Centerplate, in partnership with Zatarian's, the storied New Orleans Cajun spice company, will prepare traditional Cajun dishes such as Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya, Creole Jambalaya with Shrimp, Chicken and Andouille Gumbo, and Red Beans and Rice with Sausage.

For fans in Club level seating, Centerplate now features signature dishes from the 5 Fifty 5 located within the Marriott Hotel in New Orleans's French Quarter.  Club members will enjoy the restaurant's decadent Lobster Mac and Cheese and fresh-tossed pasta featuring their signature 5 Fifty 5 Marinara and Alfredo Sauces.

About Centerplate

Centerplate crafts and delivers "Craveable Experiences. Raveable Results." in 250 prominent sports, entertainment and convention venues across North America. Visit the company online at  

About the New Orleans Arena

The New Orleans Arena hosted the Arena Bowl in 2007 and 2008, the 2008 NBA All-Star Game and will host the 2012 Southeastern Conference men's basketball tournament, and has been home to the New Orleans Hornets since 2002.  

SOURCE Centerplate