BY ROB MACNEIL – FAN FUEL BLOGGER
Summer is a time for heading to the ballpark to watch your favourite MLB team, and while you’re there it’s also time to sample an ever-growing menu way beyond the traditional hot dog and beer. Depending which ballpark you visit this summer, there are culinary creations that have to be on any fan’s “must eat” list. Today’s stop on our tour of amazing, must-try foods at MLB parks is right here in Canada with the Toronto Blue Jays and the concessions at Rogers Centre.
New to the Rogers Centre this season are three menu items inspired by Blue Jays legend and Hall of Fame second baseman Roberto Alomar. The Blue Jays worked with Alomar to create signature dishes that reflect not only his tastes but tastes from home in Puerto Rico. After interviewing Alomar about what his favourite foods were, the Blue Jays’ Chef Birch created a salad, nachos and wrap inspired by the flavours.
The “12 Kitchen” opened in June inside the Rogers Centre, and introduced three new must-try menu items: the Hall of Famer Roasted Chicken Wrap, the Double Play Smoked Pork Caesar Salad, and the 12 Signature Nachos.
The Hall of Famer Roasted Chicken Wrap: Filled with adobo spiced fire roasted chicken and complimented by a crushed cilantro mojo, and is nestled in fresh romaine hearts and topped with asiago cheese, caesar dressing and chorizo crackle.
Double Play Smoked Pork Caesar Salad: Features sofrito rubbed smoked pork shoulder on a bed of romaine hearts, finished with a combination of carambola & fresh lime salsa, asiago cheese and caesar dressing.
12 Signature Nachos: Starting with a bed of home cooked kettle chips which are then topped with the following; warm cheddar cheese, charred corn and roasted pineapple salsa, grilled and sliced Canadian peameal bacon, salsa verde, diced red tomatoes, shredded pickles, and jalapeno infused island sauce.