If you’ve never been particularly blown away by the food offerings at Canadian sports stadiums, here’s some great news for Rogers Centre attendees.
Elizabeth Rivasplata, who competed in Season 2 of Top Chef Canada, is the stadium’s new executive chef! The new menu is inspired by the city’s many cultures and neighbourhoods, and she’s keen on utilizing local ingredients and suppliers to the fullest extent.
So, what can we expect? How about the Hogtown Grill Peameal Bacon Sandwich, which is served on a cornmeal bun with optional honey mustard and caramelized onions, or the Distillery District Roast Beef Dip Sandwich (jus, roasted garlic aioli, horseradish mayo, crispy red onion and rocket greens on a herb baguette) available at Muddy York Market.
And my pick? The Liberty Village Poutine, available at Toronto Street Eats.
The Sausage Poutine features gravy, cheese curds, caramelized onions, sauteed peppers, smoked farmers sausage and peameal-bacon sausage. Go for a plain poutine for $8 (pictured above), or blow your diet with the fully loaded version for $13.95, taxes included.
(I tried to convince myself to go for the loaded version, but the combination of farmers sausage and peamel-bacon sausage threatened my arteries in ways I could not reconcile.)
Other offerings include fish and chips, hand-dipped corned dogs and porchetta sandwiches.
I am truly excited about the new, gourmet-inspired offerings at the Rogers Centre! I mean, if you’re going to spend $24 feeding yourself at a baseball game, you might as well pass up the burger and go straight for the roast beef dip.
(Although I do recommend getting a ballpark frank, which I also had, not pictured. They’re Schneiders hot dogs, so you know they’re delicious! Probably the best I’ve had in a long time.)
GO JAYS GO!