Thursday, March 24, 2011
Shireen on the Scene: Sony Ericsson Food Stands
Well, it depends on what kind of action you like since I didn't spot hotties Andy Roddick, Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal while I was at the tournament yesterday, I ditched the tennis stadium and decided to game, set eat.
The Sony Ericsson open is in full swing on Key Biscayne and while the players are hitting tennis balls to win great performance's is scoring
JOHN HARENDA: "We have one of the largest events that we cater to every year and its the Sony Ericsson tennis tournament."
This year the high end catering company is aiming to ace their eats for so-flo fans.
JOHN HARENDA: "Were trying to raise the level of food service."
With more than twelve stands, five restaurants and thirty five carts they're serving up something for everyone.
"George Stone Crab" has his own cart you can scoop up a to-go box of claws with some mustard sauce.
At "Little Bones," choose from a slice of pork butt to a pulled-pork sandwich. There's a "New York Deli" stand offering sandwiches, "Fiesta Burrito" rolling up tacos and a "Latin Grill" tent---serving sweet plantains and a killer mojito but for a real VIP meal, you gotta try "The Collectors Club" restaurant featuring some "top chef's."
JOHN HARENDA: "We brought in five James Beard chefs, a rotating menu on a daily basis."
"James Beard" is like the academy awards of cooking and five nominated soflo chefs are taking turns cooking in the club.
CHEF SAMUEL GORENSTEIN: "I think they wanted to do something different, that hasnt been done before and thats probably why they invited us, to bring a little bit of touch to the space."
Chef Samuel Gorenstein of BLT steak restaurant is one of them.
CHEF SAMUEL GORENSTEIN: "For lunch were serving like a grapefruit, kinda like a very springtime salad, since were in March right and then for main course were doing a swordfish."
No matter what you eat, the food at the tourney this year is a grand-slam.