Hungry? Guy Fieri cooking up $700 Super Bowl tailgate menu

TV personality Guy Fieri, Sonoma County's bleach-blond, blue-collar celebrity chef, has won the coin toss for the Players Super Bowl Tailgate, a $700 a head, pre-Championship game party where guests get to mingle with NFL players and celebrities while fortifying themselves with gourmet grub and alcohol.

The event, planned by the Bullseye Ticket Group, chose Fieri and celebrity chefs Beau MacMillan and Aaron May to prepare the all-you-can-eat, gut-busting buffet for the five-hour party, which starts at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at an outdoor pavilion a few blocks from Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. The ticket price also includes pre-game television coverage on large screens, and a shuttle to the game (But not a ticket to the game itself. Sorry.)

Fieri follows in the footsteps of renowned chefs Marcus Samuelsson of New York, who cooked chicken and waffles before Super Bowl 48, and Chef John Besh of New Orleans, who cooked gumbo and other Big Easy eats for Super Bowl 47.

Fieri's menu encompasses a wide range of regions and flavors, including Italian (Old-Skool Italian Style meatballs) Mexican (a “Live” Nacho Bar ) Hawaiian (Kahlua Pig “Sour or Sweet”) and Cajun (Low Country Jambalaya).

And if that's not enough to kill you, there's also a Mac Daddy Mac and Cheese Bar, a Super Steak Sandwich Station and Beau Mac's Killer Raw Bar (crab, lobster, shrimp etc.) Plus a trio of over-the-top desserts, including Doughnut Bread Pudding with Brown Butter Bacon Bourbon Glaze. Urp!

Here is the complete, artery-clogging menu created by Fieri, the off-the-hook host of several Food Network shows, including “Tailgate Warriors with Guy Fieri”:

- Super Steak Sandwich Station

Slow roasted California beef sliced thin, served with balsamic onions, pepper jack, horseradish cream on garlic butter toasted sourdough torpedo rolls

- Whole Hog Throwdown:

Caja China cooked whole hogs done up right in two tasty styles: Kahlua Pig “Sour or Sweet”. Plus slaw and sauce on soft Hawaiian rolls with crunchy crumbled chicharrones

- Low Country Jambalaya:

Cajun chicken sausage, gulf shrimp and smoked pulled chicken jambalaya with dirty rice, green onion and hot sauce bar.

- Mac Daddy Mac and Cheese Bar:

Selection of California cheeses, roasted veggies and slow cooked chili, bacon and other delicious toppings to make the perfect tailgate side dish

- Live Nacho Bar:

Fresh fried tortilla chips, made fresh to order.

- Beau Mac's Killer Raw Bar:

Crab, lobster, peel and eat shrimp, chowder and more!

- Charcuterie and Salads:

Seasonal fruit, crudite, and the freshest selection of greens, mixed salads and specialty meats and local cheeses.

- Flavortown Finale:

S'mores Pie, Mega Rice Krispie treats and Doughnut Bread Pudding with Brown Butter Bacon Bourbon Glaze

“Super Bowl 50 Meatball Madness” (passed appetizers):

Turkey, Beef and Pork Meatballs; Mexican Meatballs, roasted bell pepper, cotija, avocado; Old-Skool Italian Style, marinara, Parmesan; American Slider, with bacon, SMC, Donkey and LTOP; Falafel, “chickpea” meatball, tahini sauce.

For more information, go to

Diane Peterson

Features, The Press Democrat

I’m interested in the home kitchen, from sheet-pan suppers to the latest food trends. Food encompasses the world, its many cultures, languages and history. It is both essential and sensual. I also have my fingers on the pulse of classical music in Sonoma County, from student mariachi bands to jazz crossover and symphonic sounds. It’s all a rich gumbo, redolent of the many cultures that make up our country and the world.

UPDATED: Please read and follow our commenting policy:

  • This is a family newspaper, please use a kind and respectful tone.
  • No profanity, hate speech or personal attacks. No off-topic remarks.
  • No disinformation about current events.
  • We will remove any comments — or commenters — that do not follow this commenting policy.
Send a letter to the editor

Our Network

The Press Democrat
Sonoma Index-Tribune
Petaluma Argus Courier
North Bay Business Journal
Sonoma Magazine
Bite Club Eats
La Prensa Sonoma
Sonoma County Gazette