Are you an NFL football fan and a foodie? Well you can have the best of both worlds if you go to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. Here is a press release about a local Seattle restauranteur bringing Pacific Northwest cuisine to the NFL.
Proprietor and author Chef John Howie, is off to Super Bowl XLVI (46) in Indianapolis in 10 days. Although Howie is as renowned for his love of sports as he is as a restaurateur (Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar in Bellevue & Seattle, John Howie Steak – Bellevue and SPORT Restaurant – Seattle), he will not be down on the playing field or sitting in the stands watching the Patriots and Giants face off. Rather, in a combo of his passions, he will be representing the Northwest and the Seattle Seahawks on the eve of the big game at the “Taste of the NFL”, a strolling food and wine event. More than 35 food stations, each from an NFL city, will provide food and wine samples for guests to savor. Each chef is paired with an NFL player at their station, either past or current, and Howie will again be joined by Seahawks defensive lineman Craig Terrill. The evening includes a silent auction with hundreds of one-of-a-kind sports and entertainment items as well as incredible getaways. This year it will conclude with a live concert performance by multi-platinum and award-winning country singer and songwriter Sara Evans. Titled the Party with a Purpose, the proceeds from the event will benefit food banks in each of the NFL cities (in Seattle Food Lifeline), with an emphasis on the Super Bowl host city’s food bank.
Howie has appeared at the “Taste of the NFL” every year since 2004. This year he will be preparing Ancho Chili Applewood Scented King Salmon on Southwestern Roasted Corn Mashed Potatoes with Sweet Chili Hollandaise and Lime Cream from his new cookbook Passion & Palate: Recipes for a Generous Table. Since 1992, Taste has distributed more than $11 million to hunger relief organizations nationwide.