Now this is a wager I can get behind…One that involves eating! Food & Wine got the details on a New England and New York chef smackdown.
Hopefully backing the winning side Patriots are Jamie Bissonnette from Boston’s Toro and Coppa, Tiffani Faison from Sweet Cheeks, Matt Jennings from Providence’s La Laiterie and Farmstead and Gabriel Frasca of Straight Wharf and Provisions. And representing the Giants’ are NY chefs Harold Dieterle of Perilla and Kin Shop, Lee Anne Wong of Vynl and Michael Ferraro of Delicatessen.
This details of the bet:
For seven consecutive days, the representatives of the LOSING TEAM must:
-Wear the opposing team’s jersey in their restaurant .The jersey cannot be removed during work hours for any reason.
-Wear a Statue of Liberty hat (Boston) or a lobster hat (NYC) in their restaurant. The hat cannot be removed during work hours for any reason.
-Feature pastrami on rye (Boston) or New England clam chowder (NYC) prominently on their menu with the following wording:
“In honor of the greatest football team on earth the Patriots/Giants, [Restaurant name(s)] is proudly featuring [name of dish].”
-Tweet a picture of themselves in their hats & jerseys eating the featured dish in their restaurant all seven days.
The WINNING TEAM will hand deliver the jerseys and hats to the losing teams and taste the featured menu item.
I love Lee Anne Wong’s food. Wonder what type of clams she will use in her chowder?