Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Superbowl Indoor ‘Tailgate’

There was a really cute photo shoot going on in the caterer’s office when I spent a day there last week. In general I am very reluctant to use the term ‘cute,’ but in this case it is really the appropriate term; and I even mean that in a good way.

The shoot was a picnic theme and after reviewing my pictures at home, I’m inspired to mimic it as an indoor tailgate buffet for the Superbowl. It’s coming up quickly on February 3rd, so I’ll be cooking up a few ideas and posting over the next few days. In the meantime, here are some inspiration pix. Yes, I am the only person in the free world who takes bad pictures with an iPhone. In my defense, I was trying to stay out of the professional photographer’s way, so I didn’t get still enough when I snapped em.

Anyway, I think you’ll get the idea and hopefully I’ll do better with my follow-up recipes. Here’s the shoot, using hibachis and small grills, baskets and wheatgrass to create a tabletop picnic. In the front are watermelon cubes with pesto and cheese, small ears of corn with husks tied back and herb butter, salads in baked prosciutto bowls, flank steak pinwheels on skewers.

In the back is this basket of assorted ficelle sandwiches next to some kind of chocolate mousse cup goodness.

The pastry team made these mini macaroon hot dogs and hamburgers. See what I mean? cute.

These are displayed on the red grill. Even if you don’t want to go to this trouble, I like the idea of using the small grills to display savory food like sliders, sausages and maybe some skewers. HereĀ are pick up mini caesar salads with the option of adding sliced sirloin.

So I’ll be working on my Superbowl indoor tailgate. What tailgate favorites that should be interpreted into our Superbowl buffet?!

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One Response to “Superbowl Indoor ‘Tailgate’”

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    LB — January 22, 2013 @ 6:04 pm

    Very Cute!!

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