Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Morimoto To Guest Chef At The New Yankee Stadium

"First things first — does C.C. Sabathia like sushi?"
Morimoto has a new gig:
WHEN the new Yankee Stadium opens April 3, the choice of food will be a bit more varied than before. There will be chains like Johnny Rockets and Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, and sandwiches from the premium butcher Lobel’s.

But those who settle into the 4,000 or so well-upholstered seats of the various club and suite areas, which can cost as much as $2,500, will have access to much more.

A number of restaurants and dining areas will be for their exclusive enjoyment. In the Legends Suite Club, food will be prepared at open cooking stations run, from time to time, by Masaharu Morimoto of “Iron Chef” fame, April Bloomfield of the Spotted Pig, chefs from Le Cirque and cooks from Elaine’s (because Elaine Kaufman is a big Yankees fan).
$2,500 for a single game ticket may seem a little exorbitant, but at least it comes with unlimited food.

Related:
Yankee Stadium Has a Full Plate [ New York Times ]
Buy Me Some Peanuts…and Have Morimoto Make Some Sushi [ Diner’s Journal - New York Times via Grub Street ]

Previously:
Urban Dispatch: Mets New Citi Field Getting 4 Danny-Meyer-run Food Stands; Begging The Question When Will Stephen Starr Open Up Shop At Citizens Bank?


[ Photo via The New York Times ]

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