Win Tailgating Season With These Chef-Inspired Recipes

Win Tailgating Season With These Chef-Inspired Recipes

Let's face it!

Tailgating is not done the same way your father and grandpa used to do it back in their day. Modern tailgating is more than just grilling cheap burgers and cracking a few beers open behind the trunk of your neighbor's pickup truck.

Now, it's about who can throw the most elaborate pre-game celebration with gourmet food options and trendy food stations.

The most extreme example of fancy tailgates would probably have to be Michael Mina's 49ers Tailgate Experience, but we are not all James Beard Award-winning chefs with stadium restaurants, are we?

Lucky for you The Melting Pot's corporate chef, Jason Miller, shared with Foodable four booze-infused fondue recipes that are sure to crown you as the King or Queen of Tailgates this football season. Remember, winter is coming and you still have until February to show off your skills at your next pre-game celebration. Why not do it with a warm beer or liquor-infused cheese fondue?

Check out the delicious recipes, below. Don't be afraid to get creative!

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Michael Mina's Tailgate Experience at Levi's® Stadium

Michael Mina's Tailgate Experience at Levi's® Stadium
  • Chef Michael Mina used to tailgate at the old 49ers stadium, so it made perfect sense to open the Michael Mina's Tailgate at the Levi's Stadium. 

  • Ken Schwartz, FCSI consultant helped to design the concept's seafood boiling stations and all the custom kitchen equipment.

Football season is back and with it comes amazing food, amazing fans, and of course, a whole lot of showmanship. In this episode of “BUILT.,” see the sights and the sounds of Michael Mina's Tailgate experience at the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s® Stadium and learn how passion and vision can come together to create a foodservice operation that doesn't shy away from going big! (The only “going home” is guests going home happy.)

Levi’s® Stadium officially opened its doors on Sept. 14, 2014, when the 49ers took on the Chicago Bears. The state-of-the-art, 1.3 billion-dollar-stadium-seat venue (that can fit just below 70,000 people) has 8,500 club seats and 165 luxury suites. That is a lot of mouths to feed. When the stadium was in its early design phases, the York family, who own the 49ers, knew that they wanted to elevate the foodservice operation. So, they reached out to James Beard Award-winning chef and avid 49ers fan Michael Mina.

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