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Celeb Chefs to Serve Up Locally Sourced Fare at US Open

By Katie Honan | August 26, 2013 2:28pm
  The USTA “Food Village” will feature two new stands serving up tasty treats to ticketholders.
Celebrity Chefs Serve U.S Open Foodies
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CORONA — It's a new spin on the Cuban.

Tennis fans will be treated to a delectable smorgasbord of gourmet goodies for the U.S. Open this year, including steak, Mediterranean fare...and a broccoli Cuban sandwich?

The Heineken House, set up above the Open's "Food Village," has teamed up with No. 7 Sub to offer the Broccoli Cuban Pannini, which skips the ham and pork shoulder of a traditional Cuban in favor of steamed broccoli.

Rounding out the sandwich is onion, Swiss cheese, Chinese mustard and pickles, all for a cool $13.

No. 7 sub, which has shops in the Ace and Plaza Hotels, as well, as two spots in Brooklyn, will also be serving up another sandwich, the Dagwood, which features ham, turkey, bacon with pickled beets, tomatoes and two kinds of cheese for $15.

There will also be a trio of celebrity chefs on hand at "Food Village" and two new stands serving up tasty treats to ticketholders, with much of the food will be sourced from local farms.

Hill Country BBQ, a Manhattan favorite, will have an outpost for the tournament and serve their classic chopped brisket sandwich and seasonal pie cups. And Fresca Mexicana will serve authentic Mexican sandwiches.

Celebrity chefs David Burke, Tony Mantuano and Masaharu Morimoto will also court fans with cuisine throughout the event, including steak, Mediterranean cuisine and a wide selection of sushi.

Chefs will be cooking with food from local farms and other sources, including Long Island's Satur Farms, Pennsylvania's Eckerton Hill Farms and upstate's Red Jacket Orchards.

The meat, seafood and poultry will come from Kansas' Creekstone Farms, Pennsylvania's Murray’s Chicken and Gosman’s Fish Market from Montauk. 

An estimated 700,000 spectators are expected to flood the Queens courts for the two weeks of the Open.

Chefs will serve approximately 15,000 pounds of beef, 400,000 berries, 12.5 tons of lettuce — and 7,000 specialty tennis ball cookies for dessert, organizers said.

The USTA said it will donate 10 tons of food to the community, and food scraps will be composted and used for landscaping in parks.