Sodexo Live! Executive Chef Shimelis Adem has some festive new dishes for fans at Monday’s CFP National Championship game between Alabama & Georgia. Highlights of the specialty menu include:
- The Crimson Tide Dog: Quarter-pound hot dog grilled and topped with pulled pork and onion straws, drizzled with a spicy BBQ sauce served on a freshly-baked bun.
- Bulldog Shrimp Tacos: Freshly-made tacos with Cajun grilled shrimp and grilled peaches, topped with peach pico and peach crema sauce.
“Other Indy-inspired menu items include Indiana Whiskey Sour Pork Wings, featuring locally sourced smoked pork with a whiskey-orange marmalade glaze; a Heartland Beer Cheese Steak Sandwich topped with cheese fondue made with Sun King Brewing ale; and a Hoosier Fried Chicken Sandwich with pimento cheese on a fresh-baked brioche bun.
Ancient grain bowls, bell peppers loaded with plant-based meat and a sweet chili glaze, and several salads are non-meat options on hand. And for dessert in the premium spaces, there will sugar cookies decorated with team logos and basketball themes created by Cute as a Button, a Carmel bakery.
Visiting fans are in for a weekend’s worth of events and activities scheduled for the Playoff Fan Central at the Indiana Convention Center, where Sodexo Live! has also curated new additions to its menus.
Sodexo Live! is hosting the CFP National Championship for the third straight year, after previous editions at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans in 2020 and the 2021 game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Again this year, the organization will donate prepared but unused food to local charitable organizations, including Second Helpings and Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.”