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BY JASON RZUCIDLO / AMERICAJR.com
Detroit Tigers are ready to roar into the World Series. Games one
and two will be played at Comerica Park. If necessary, games six
and seven will also be here.
North Companies Sportservice
-- For fans attending the 2006 World Series, it'll be a
triple play: the St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers and Delaware
North Companies Sportservice. With more than 75 years in major league
baseball and long-term client relationships with Busch Stadium and
Comerica Park, Sportservice knows exactly what it takes to create
a World Series- caliber roster of menu items -- and has the team
to make it happen.
In fact, the Sportservice
team has been perfecting culinary innovations all season-to fans'
delight. And come Saturday, they will be stepping up to the "plate"
to showcase an all-star culinary lineup; and with it, chefs from
more than a dozen Sportservice venues from around the country.
"As America's oldest
private hospitality company, we've had the unique opportunity to
watch our favorite pastime evolve-alongside our tastes, teams and
even our fans," said Rick Abramson, president, Delaware North
Companies Sportservice. "This will be the fourth occasion where
Sportservice chefs will simultaneously host two stadiums full of
hungry World Series ticket holders and the second time we have handled
a St. Louis Cardinals/Detroit Tigers series, the first being in
1968. As excitement for the World Series builds, our chefs are honing
even more passion behind their creations, and fans can count on
both great baseball and great culinary offerings."
Under the helm of culinary
Olympian and Certified Executive Chef Rolf Baumann, Sportservice
teams at Comerica Park and Busch Stadium will be backed by hundreds
of home chefs and 12 guest chefs from the likes of Reno-Sparks Convention
Center, US Cellular Field, PETCO Park, Ameriquest Field and more.
"On game days, we
have hundreds of chefs already cooking up a storm while most people
are still dreaming about their home team victory," explains
Chef Baumann. "This year is even more special for us because
we're supporting the St. Louis Cardinals who are celebrating a new
home at Busch, and honoring our longest standing client relationship
of 76 years with the Detroit Tigers. So we've put extra effort into
ensuring that magical memories happen one fan at a time. From Hawaiian
Ahi tuna to Italian risotto to Asian stir-fry, menus will tempt
fans with globally inspired items that sizzle right in front of
them. The post-season truly serves up an international fusion of
According to Chef Baumann,
fans tend to dine more heavily when the home team is winning. Here's
a look at what fans at Busch Stadium and Comerica Park will be noshing
as teams go head to head in the World Series:
St. Louis Cardinals'
Redbird taste buds will
take a culinary trip around the world with tasty tidbits, such as
an Asian stir-fry station and Mediterranean pasta action station
in the Redbird Club. Pre-game and post-game party room buffets include:
Caribbean-inspired coconut tempura lobster, veal osso bucco and
pan-seared Alaskan halibut. Rounding out the dining options are
the always-requested fan favorites: All-American hot dogs and German-inspired
bratwurst, buttery hand-rolled pretzels, juicy cheeseburgers and
the consistently top-rated menu item at Busch-supreme nachos with
a Mexican flair.
Comerica Park is already
a winner with its multinational selection of game-day eateries.
Cuisines from every corner of the globe await Tigers fans: Wagyu
pomegranate strip loin, herb Parisian vegetables, Brazilian flamed
beef and Japanese seafood salad are just a few of the selections
that will be offered in the Champion's Club. "Tiger Den"
visitors will also enjoy the addition of a one-pound burger with
hearty steak fries, 18-inch pizzas and Montgomery Inn pulled pork
and chicken. Meanwhile, concessions at Comerica feature pirogues
with sour cream, onions and apple sauce; bratwursts; tangy Buffalo
Wild Wings; and Hebrew National Kosher Dogs.
North Companies Sportservice
Delaware North Companies
Sportservice is one of the nation's leading food, beverage and retail
management companies, providing concessions, gourmet catering and
fine dining operations at more than 50 professional sporting venues,
entertainment complexes and convention centers across the United
States and Canada. Sportservice is the provider of choice for an
impressive client roster including the World Series, the National
Hockey League and Major League Baseball's All-Star games, Stanley
Cup Championships and the Olympic Games.
Throughout its 90-year
history, Sportservice has demonstrated that it knows what it takes
to effectively develop, operate and manage multi-faceted kitchens,
restaurants, suites, fine dining and retail facilities in order
to meet the changing demands of today's fans. From introducing healthier
food selections and creative cuisine to twists on traditional fare
and new organic options, Sportservice continues to innovate and
enhance the fan experience.
Delaware North Companies
is one of the world's leading hospitality and food service providers.
Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks
& Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment,
Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North
Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International,
TD Banknorth Garden and American Park 'n Swap. Delaware North Companies
is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States
with revenues approaching $2 billion annually and 40,000 associates
serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the
United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information,
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