Yesterday, I had the privilege of previewing the brand new menu options that will be offered at the $1 billion renovation of Madison Square Garden. While we typically associate MSG with Velveeta nachos, hot dogs and pizza, these fast food options are a thing of the past. Starting in November, some of NYC’s top celebrity chefs have created yummy, healthy and gourmet options that make dining at MSG as enticing as the event. My personal favorite was the lobster shrimp roll created by Aquagrill. Other exclusive signature menu items include: Simply Chicken (Jean-Georges Vongerichten) – Chicken Hot Dog with Kim Chee and Spicy Mustard; Sliced Chicken Salad, Carrot- Miso Dressing; Organic Asian Chicken Sandwich
Sausage Boss (Andrew Carmellini) – AC’s Italian Link Pizzaiola and Sweet Peppers; Cheese Bratwurst Weinkraut and Mustard
Daily Burger (Drew Nieporent) – Daily Burger with Cheese and Bacon & Onion Jam; Daily Burger with Green Tomato Relish; Daily Burger; French Fries
Additionally, Carnegie Deli will be selling their famous Turkey and Corned Beef sandwiches and Hill Country will serve Southern BBQ fare and desserts.
Each MSG Signature Collection participant is excited to bring his acclaimed culinary expertise to the iconic Madison Square Garden Arena, particularly as part of its historic Transformation:
“Simply Chicken is our vision of a great option for Garden fans: at the same time healthy and delicious; both familiar and uniquely exciting; affordable yet made from all-organic, locally-sourced ingredients. Just as MSG is reinventing itself to cater to the needs of the modern sports fan and concert-goer, Simply Chicken reflects how people are eating today. Each item on the menu features modern and eclectic twists, prepared with equal attention to our customers’ cravings and their desire to eat healthily. We are honored to be launching this addition to our culinary repertoire inside The World’s Most Famous Arena.”– Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and partner Phil Suarez
‘As longtime sports fans and New Yorkers, we couldn’t be more excited about contributing to Madison Square Garden’s Transformation and breaking out Sausage Boss by Carmellini. We are in great company. Think of it as a nightly party at the world’s premier sports and entertainment venue, and we’re bringing the sausages.’- Chef Andrew Carmellini and partner Luke Ostrom
“I’ve spent a great portion of my life at The World’s Most Famous Arena, where so many events and people helped shape my life (Gilbert, Messier, Leetch, ‘Eddie,’ Earl ‘The Pearl,’ Clyde, Reed, The Boss, and The Concert for 9/11, to name a few). Now we are shaping a delicious ‘Daily’ hamburger – New York Style – to bring a smile and add to new Garden memories.” – Drew Nieporent
‘As a born and bred New Yorker I feel I landed the big one by having my Aquagrill sandwich at Madison Square Garden. The World’s Most Famous Arena needed an All-Star Sandwich so I made the Lobster Shrimp Roll.’ -Chef/owner Jeremy Marshall
Fans will just have to wait another month to savor these delicious items!