Chef’s Ideas For A Super Bowl Party Spread


. SANDRA: ALL RIGHT, I HOPE YOU’RE READY, SUPER SUNDAY, DAYS AWAY, A DAY OF FOOTBALL, OF COURSE, BUT INDULGENT FOOD. AND NICK LIBERATO IS HERE, HE’S GOING TO SHARE SOME OF HIS FAVORITE RECIPES. A WHOLE LOT OF RECIPES, RIGHT, CHEF? THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR HAVING ME AGAIN. SO EXCITED FOR SUNDAY, WE HAVE SO MANY THINGS PLANNED FOR THE VENICE WHALER. WE’RE GOING TO BE DOING A PIG ROAST, RAFFLE. LARGE SCREEN TV. WE HAVE ONE OF THE BEST VIEWS IN THE ENTIRE CITY. SANDRA: MY GOSH, THE ROOFTOP. OVERLOOKS THE OCEAN, WHAT A BETTER PLACE TO WATCH THE SUPER BOWL THAN AT THE VENICE WHALER IN VENICE BEACH. I WANT TO DEMONSTRATE NOT ONLY SOME OF THE THINGS YOU CAN HAVE AT THE VENICE WHALER BUT AT HOME. SANDRA: WHAT’S THE SECRET TO SUPER BOWL FOOD. PUT PASSION INTO, IT BE CREATIVE. WHEN YOU’RE WORKING WITH STUFF AT YOUR HOUSE, WORK WITH WHAT YOU GOT, REALLY, AND BE CREATIVE. AS WE’LL GET INTO WITH OUR BLOODY MARY BAR. WE’RE GOING TO START WITH THE SPICY STREET DOG. A BACON WRAPPED DOG WHICH ARE POPULAR AT A LOT OF GAMES IN LOS ANGELES, IT’S A BACON WRAPPED CHILI DOG. SANDRA: YOU BOUGHT STORE BOUGHT BUNS. MAKE IT EASY, WRAP THE BACON, DEEP FRY IT OR GO AHEAD AND JUST DO IT. SANDRA: SO YOU WRAP THE BACON AROUND RAW. YES. AND PUT TOOTHPICKS AND DEEP FRY IT. SANDRA: HOW LONG DEEP FRY IT? MINUTE AND A HALF TOPS. EVERYTHING TASTES BETTER WITH BACON. SANDRA: AND DEEP FRIED. ANY SPECIAL OIL. JUST CANOLA. I STAY AWAY WITH PEANUT BECAUSE OF THE ALLERGIES, WE HAVE HOME MADE CHILI THAT WE SERVE ON ITS OWN AT THE WHALER, WE WILL TOP THE DOG WITH THE CHILI, JUST LIKE THAT, WHO DOESN’T LIKE GREAT HOME MADE CHILI JUST LIKE THAT. SANDRA: MY BUN’S A MESS. YOUR BUN IS A MESS. ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE ONE YOURSELF? SANDRA: I WAS GOING TO. AND WE HAVE SLAW HERE, JUST PURPLE AND GREEN CABBAGE. SANDRA: YOU ARE SO FAR AHEAD OF ME. TAKE YOUR TIME. SANDRA: THAT LOOKS LIKE YOU COULD BUY THE STORE BOUGHT PACKET AS WELL. YEAH, YEAH, YOU CAN SHRED IT YOURSELF OR BUY IT SHREDDED. DON’T COMPLICATE THINGS, AND USE MORE THAN THREE COLORS ON A DISH, IT MAKES EVERYTHING LOOK THAT MUCH MORE INTERESTING WHETHER YOU ARE DOING IT ON THE HOUSE OR DOING AT THE RESTAURANT. AND WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO DO IS GO AHEAD AND TOP THAT WITH THE SLAW JUST LIKE THAT, AND WE’RE GOING TO TOP IT WITH JALAPENOS TO ADD COLOR AND SPICE. SANDRA: THREE COLORS? SOME ELEVATION, THAT MAKES THINGS LOOK THAT MUCH MORE INTERESTING. SANDRA: I LOVE ALL THE TEXTURES, NOT ONLY MIXING THE COLORS AND THE FLAVORS BUT THE TEXTURE. THE COLORS, THE ELEVATION, THAT MAKES IT APPEAL, THE WOW FACTOR. YOU WANT PEOPLE TO CRAVE THESE THINGS SO THEY ARE COMING BACK. SANDRA: GREAT WALK AROUND AND WATCH THE GAME FOOD TOO. YES. SANDRA: WE HAVE SPECIAL WAFFLES, RIGHT? WE’RE KNOWN FOR CHICKEN AND WAFFLES, VERY POPULAR DISH IN LOS ANGELES, AND I THINK TO MAKE THINGS A LITTLE MORE INTERESTING SINCE SUPER BOWL IS DURING BRUNCH, WE CHOSE TO USE THE COLORS OF THE ACTUAL TEAMS, SO THIS WHERE WE HAVE BLACK AND RED, CHOCOLATE SAUCE AND STRAWBERRIES REPRESENTING THE FALCONS, AND THE PATRIOTS, WE HAVE OUR BLUEBERRY SAUCE WITH FRESH RASPBERRIES AND THIS, OF COURSE, IS OUR WHALER CHICKEN AND WAFFLES RIGHT HERE. SANDRA: GO AHEAD, YOU ADD THAT AND I’LL HOLD IT UP FOR EVERYBODY TO SEE. NOTHING BETTER THAN GOOD SYRUP ON TOP OF THE WAFFLES WITH GREAT SEA SALT BECAUSE SALT BRINGS OUT THE FLAVOR TO TAKE IT OVER THE EDGE. SANDRA: THIS IS ALWAYS ON THE MENU, RIGHT? BOTH SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS AT THE VENICE WHALER, BRUNCH FROM 10:00 TO 2:00, SO TAILGATE WILL BE STARTING AT 10:00, ROASTING A PIG OUT FRONT. SANDRA: THAT’S THIS SUNDAY FOR SUPER BOWL. JUST TO GIVE PEOPLE THAT TAILGATE PARKING LOT KIND OF FEEL. SANDRA: FOLLOW THE SMELL, RIGHT? CAN YOU SIT ON OUR FRONT PATIO, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS, LOTS OF ENERGY. QUINTESSENTIAL CALIFORNIA BEACH BAR WHERE EVERYONE COMES TOGETHER TO HAVE AMAZING TIME AT BEACH. SANDRA: DO YOU HAVE TO HAVE TICKETS BEFOREHAND OR SHOW UP? SHOW UP. WE’LL BE RAFFLING OFF A LARGE SCREEN TV. WE’LL HAVE THE SOUND GOING, A DJ, IT WILL BE AT THE BEACH. WHAT A BETTER PLACE TO SPEND SUPER BOWL SUNDAY THAN AT THE VENICE WHALER. SANDRA: NO PARTY COMPLETE WITHOUT THE BAR. YES. ONE MORE THING, WE HAVE CHEESEBURGER SPRING ROLLS WE’RE SERVING ON SUNDAY, WITH AWESOME SAUCE. SO IT’S LIKE A CHEESEBURGER INSIDE A SPRING ROLL, AMAZING LITTLE BITES. SANDRA: GROUND BEEF. YES, DIP RIGHT INTO THERE. BEEF SAUTEED WITH ONIONS, WORE CHESTER SHIRE, THESE ARE EASY THINGS TO DO AND WHAT MORE WAY TO QUENCH YOUR AMAZING BLOODY MARY BAR. SANDRA: THIS IS JIMS TO CINNAMON BUNS TO RICE KRISPIE TREATS. WE HAVE EVERYTHING FROM SWEET TO SAVORY INGREDIENTS AND PILE IT AS BIG AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN. WE, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE ARE CONSTANTLY UPLOADING PICTURES OF BLOODY MARYS BECAUSE IT’S FUN. SANDRA: THIS LOOKS LIKE THE FUN GATHERING PLACE TO BE. WHEN YOU’RE AT HOME, IF YOU WANT TO JUST DO THIS AT HOME, YOU CAN GET CREATIVE AND WORK WITH THE THINGS YOU HAVE IN YOUR HOUSE. FILL BOWLS UP AND SET UP EVERYTHING ON THE BLOODY MARY BAR AND EVERYONE MAKES THEIR OWN. IT’S SUPEREXCITING, GETS PEOPLE CREATIVE AND QUENCHES THEIR THIRST WHEN WATCHING THIS GAME. SANDRA: MAKES IT A LOT MORE FUN. YOU CAN JOIN THE PARTY AT VENICE WHALER, ON WASHINGTON BOULEVARD AT THE BEACH FRONT.

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