Super Bowl Snack Stadium

Have you ever wondered what a chef’s Super Bowl party spread is like? Chef’s Brian & Shanna O’Hea take their indoor tailgating pretty seriously, and their spread for the 2015 big game is no exception. This year, the O’Heas built a massive, stadium-themed smorgasbord designed to mimic the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona – home of the New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks matchup.  The O’Heas went with a “Home Team/Visitors” concept for their creation, with the Home Team’s snacks being represented by homemade treats, and the Visitors’ snacks being store bought.  The Portland Press Herald has a very nicely labeled version of the stadium on their page entitled, “The Makings of a Super Bowl Spread.”

Super Bowl Snack Stadium - Chef's Brian & Shanna O'Hea

Super Bowl Snack Stadium – Chef’s Brian & Shanna O’Hea

Home Team Snacks Visitors/Guests
Homemade Carmel Corn & Honey Roasted Peanuts Cracker Jacks
Shanna’s Round 1 Recipe from Rewrapped – Recreated Chef Boyardee Ravioli Pepperoni Combos
Cheese Sable with Powdered Cheddar Cheez-Its
Brian’s Beer Boiled Pretzels Pretzel Sticks & Nuggets
Homemade Mango Fruit Rolls Fruit Roll-Ups
Peanut Oatmeal Cookie with Peanut Butter Cream Nutter Butters
Chocolate Paté, Homemade Marshmallow, Graham Cracker Almond Crust Oreos
Siracha, Vinegar and Chili Lime House Made Potato Chips Humpty Dumpty Everything Chips

Other interesting facts about the O’Heas’ Super Bowl Stadium o’ Snacks:

  • The “stadium” is the bowl of Chef Brian’s cotton candy machine.
  • The field is made of wheat grass, with lines and numbers made of meringue.
  • The “players” are represented by Jello shots.  The Patriots are strawberry rum, topped with red, white & blue jimmies/sprinkles. The Seahawks are lime & Patron tequila, with blue topping. The Marshawn Lynch player has some Skittles in the shot. (You can’t see him. He’s on the sideline.)
  • The two end zones are guacamole and fava bean dip.
  • The goal posts are caramel lollipop sticks.
  • The “fans” in the near end zone are crudités with blue cheese dip. (It is merely a coincidence that the veggies are in the cheap seats.)
  • The football is a pretzel nugget covered in chocolate paté. It has been checked for proper inflation by the NFL.
  • The scoreboard is made of puff pastry and butter cream.
  • The pennant flags rimming the stadium are hot peppers.
  • All of the beer surrounding the stadium are local Maine craft brews.
  • The Goodyear Blimp is made of Rice Krispies & Cocoa Puff treats.
Super Bowl Snack Stadium - Distant View

Super Bowl Snack Stadium – Distant View with Parking Lot

In the Snack Stadium Parking Lot:

  • Buffalo Salmon Sliders with celery & blue cheese stuffed olives.
  • Clam chowder in a bread bowl from Boulangerie – A Proper Bakery (Opening soon next to the Kennebunk Village Pharmacy.)
  • The “cars” are store bought pigs in a blanket. The “buses” are homemade ones with gherkin wheels.
  • Arizona cactus leaves and cactus pears provide a desert southwest atmosphere.

Portland Press Herald Articles on the Snack Stadium:

Looking for a way to up your Super Bowl game-day party? Try a snackadium

 The makings of a Super (Bowl) spread

Construct your own snackadium: Here’s how

About The Kennebunk Inn

The Chefs/Owners of The Kennebunk Inn and its restaurant, Academe Maine Brasserie & Tavern met when they were students at The Culinary Institute of America. They have appeared on "Best Thing I Ever Ate," "Chopped," "Rewrapped," and "Beat Bobby Flay" on the Food Network and on the Travel Channel's "Food Paradise." They have also appeared in Oprah Winfrey's "O" The Magazine. The O'Heas have been guest chefs at Walt Disney World's Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Houston's "Sugar Land Food & Wine Affair, Boca Raton's "Boca Bacchanal" Food & Wine Festival, and on Holland America Cruise Line.