Photo Flash: Stars Come Out for MSG Food Tasting
This week, Padma Lakshmi, Jason Derulo, Liam Neeson, Billy Crudup, John McEnroe, Jonathan Cheban, Michael Imperioli, Steve Schirripa, Tony Sirico, and Darryl McDaniels, among others, were the first to taste new food items that will be offered exclusively at Madison Square Garden this year. Stars came with their appetites and they did not leave disappointed.
Beginning this fall, top NYC chefs Andrew Carmellini (The Dutch, Locanda Verde), John-Georges Vongerichten (ABC Kitchen, Jean Georges), Drew Nieporent (Nobu) and Jeremy Marshall (Aquagrill) are part of this ‘menu makeover' and will each have ‘food stands' available at all future Knicks, Rangers and concert events at the Garden. From lobster rolls to chicken hot dogs, arena food has never tasted this good!
The MSG Signature Collection will debut in November and December, following the reopening of the Garden in late October, after extensive summer construction that represents the first phase of the three year Transformation project. In addition to the MSG Signature Collection, food offerings throughout the Arena will be upgraded as the Transformation continues, with items from restaurants Carnegie Deli and Hill Country Barbecue. There will also be additional food items including Healthy Food, Gluten Free, kosher offerings featuring Carlos & Gabby's, desserts from Magnolia Bakery, sushi and the Garden Market, which will provide a wide variety of arena favorites, including pizza and hot dogs.
View photos of the event below!
Photo credit: Jerritt Clark
Jason Derulo samples the cuisine
Jason Derulo & Chef Jean George
The Soprano Men