Keeping Score at Sports Authority Field at Mile High

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Obviously Peyton Manning and the Broncos team garners LOTS of attention on game day; and we wouldn’t have it any other way. But what happens before, during and after the game for our own Epicurean/Broncos team is something to brag about. If we were the type to brag, that is.

We’ve been the exclusive premier concessionaire at SAF for over 20 years. That’s a lot of football. It’s also a lot of work. And a LOT of fun. What does it take to make game day a winner (at least off the field – we can only do SO much!)? Well, the numbers don’t lie:

  • 1800 pounds of prime rib, tenderloin, strip loin, turkeys and rotisserie chickens (all leftovers are donated to We Don’t Waste) to feed guests in –
  • 133 suites during each game which leads to the clean up of over –
  • 600 hotel pans and –
  • 1000 sheet pans which are par for the course for our –
  • 150 employees on site each game day; they can often be found in our  –
  • 1450 square feet of walk in refrigerator storage – the envy of every chef that’s every seen it. We use every single inch during the busy season which includes –
  • 220 special events including corporate parties and weddings. To get geared up we spend –
  • 3 weeks of traveling nationally and internationally during the off season, allowing our chefs and leadership team to research new trends. And by ‘research; we mean eat and drink our way across the globe. Not a bad gig. By sampling foods in different regions of the country, we can customize game day menus to reflect the opposing team. Think fish tacos when we play the San Diego Chargers; fried ravioli for the St. Louis Rams. Tackling all of this takes –
  • Unlimited amounts of energy and stamina to tackle the 1.7 million square feet of space at the stadium which seats over 76,000 fans, not including us – the biggest fans you’ll find.
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Peyton The Town Orange

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Oh happy day – Peyton Manning has come to play!

As Sports Authority Field at Mile High‘s exclusive caterer, the mixologists at Epicurean pulled an all-nighter to create a cocktail celebrating Manning’s signing with the Denver Broncos.  Someone had to do it.

And while we are known for our food, we are clearly fans of a good cocktail – though we’ve finally gotten smart and burned the incriminating photos.

So in honor of Manning wearing the orange jersey AND his roots as a good ol’ southern boy born in New Orleans, we’ve created the You Da Man-ning Rumble Punch:

You Da Man-ning Rumble Punch
Ingredients:
– 1 oz white rum
– 1/2 oz Cointreau liqueur
– 4 oz fresh squeezed blood orange juice
– 1 oz pineapple juice

Directions:
– Combine all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker
– Shake well & strain into a cocktail glass
– Raise said glass to Peyton Manning while saying (out loud, preferably) “You da MAN”
– Drink it down.  Repeat.

Cheers,
Stephanie Blackford
Communications & Community Outreach Director
sblackford@epicureancg.com