Super Bowl and Super Food at Restaurant X

After a couple of years off from Super Bowl at OVI, it kind of got to the point where Greg was tired of watching the Super Bowl at home. After all, it’s not like I was right there cheering along with him. So this year, we decided to mix it up a little bit, and keep me entertained, too. Boo came along, and we all went to a place where the food was as important as the football: Restaurant X. Sabrett and Niman Ranch Hot Dogs on Brioche Buns with Red Onion Marmalade, anyone?

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Peter Kelly sets up the dining rooms with huge-screen TVs everywhere:

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And ties on the feedbag during cocktail hour:

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The menu is a greatest hits of Peter Kelly favorites:

Pre-Game Warm-Up
Raw Bar Oyster, Clams, Shrimp:

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Jumbo Chicken Wings Roquefort Dip

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Parsley & Cheese Sausage in a Blanket:

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Prosciutto & Fontina Pannini:

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BBQ Pork & Jalapeño Jack Quesadilla

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Beer Batter Shrimp Ginger & Horseradish

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Those of you who remember Peter Kelly’s coconut shrimp from over the years will notice the difference here. This above is beer-battered; not coconut.

I think I enjoyed the raw bar best:

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When you sit down, the table is set with “The Line of Scrimmage”:

Truffled Popcorn, Garlic Chips, Honey-Roasted Nuts, Crisp Tortillas

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Our table:

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Rawr!

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We sat in back of Peter’s son Dylan and his rowdy group of friends, teenaged boys, all:

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Intensly watching the Saints:

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During the first quarter, Cold Antipasto Sopresata, Copa, Salami,Mozzarella & Grilled Vegetables:

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Boo got her blackberry wet. The recommended cure? Stick it in a bag of rice. The rice absorbs the moisture.

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During the half, the feebag comes back out. Here’s chef James Kelly slicing the Cowboy Rib Eye steak:

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The carving station:

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A waiter serves Peter’s wife, Rica:

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The staff passes out huge platters of meat.

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“The Red Zone” Menu:

Cowboy Rib-Eye Sauce Béarnaise, Gratin of Gruyere Baked Potatoes, Creamed Spinach

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Roast Rack of Lamb Rosemary Jus

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Honey Glazed Ham Dijon Mustard Sauce

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I missed photos of:
Tortellini with Pecans and Prosciutto
Sautéed Breast of Capon Wild Mushroom Risotto and Madeira
King Salmon Ragout of Orzo & Broccoli Rabe

But I did happen up on this one of the Classic Caesar Salad, held by the waiter in the apron in the center of the photo:

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For “The End Zone,” there was “An Array of Passed Desserts”

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And my favorite, little pudding cakes shaped like pigskins. Now that’s a real combination of food and football.

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Oh and yes, the Saints beat the Colts: 31- 17.

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