Fine Dining at 2013 College World Series

Chef Dayanny DelaCruz serves the best Midwestern cuisine at the College World Series.
Charred and chilled salmon with black sesame vinaigrette is one of the many impressive options served at the Men's College World Series this year.

Every year, the Men’s College World Series is hosted at the TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. To honor the location, chef Dayanny DelaCruz focuses on quality Midwestern flavors for the ballpark fare. But this is more than your typical hotdog.

“Of course we love our hot dogs and our hamburgers and all of those things, but at the same time, we’re trying to be a little more open,” DelaCruz told Indiana Daily Student. “When you come here, you don’t have to go anywhere else. We can give you the high end, we can give you fine dining. We’ve got chicken and waffles. You have loaded mac ‘n’ cheese, and you have bison sausage.”

The College World Series started last Friday and continues until the Championship series June 24 through 26. And DelaCruz is ready to cater to the fans every night of the series.

“Everything is big at the College World Series,” DelaCruz said.

When thinking of Midwestern cuisine, most first think of meat and potatoes. But DelaCruz has plenty of variety on the menu to cater all tastes.

“If you go down and walk the concourse, you’re going to find fresh eats, veggie cups, Mediterranean wraps, salads,” DelaCruz said. “We also have vegetarian and vegan options.”

DelaCruz’s favorite dish is the Reuben sausage because it takes the ingredients found in a Reuben, which originated in Nebraska, and puts it on a sausage.

“It’s been a favorite ever since we started,” she said.

A full menu of what food will be available at the stadium can be found on the next page.

Hometown Favorites:

Cheesy Hot Dog Smasher: TD Ameritrade Park's spin on classic grilled cheese featuring a jumbo hot dog and a blend of melted sharp Cheddar and Swiss cheeses stuffed in a toasted Belgian Panini

Chicken and Waffles: Corn bread or sweet potato waffles with crisp on the outside, juicy on the inside buttermilk fried chicken and herb roasted chicken, topped with old-fashioned bourbon maple syrup, barbecue syrup, chicken velouté, candied jalapeños, and creamy flavored butters

Midwestern Monster Burger: Double cheeseburger with pulled pork, ancho boursin spread, sriracha mayo, and tobacco onions

Omaha Steaks Pan Roasted and Butter Basted Pork Chop Sandwich: Served with kiln dried cherry chutney, spicy vinegar barbecue sauce, fennel and celery slaw, and crispy fried leeks

Ribs and Tots: Sweet potato tots topped with ancho braised short ribs, smothered with black gravy, and garnished with crispy onions

Triple Play: Three layers of grilled Parmesan dough featuring a base layer of bratwurst and thousand island, middle layer of ancho braised short ribs with cheese curds and orange pimento sour cream, top layer of golden baked parmesan with sweet potato tots and tobacco onions, all drizzled with black gravy

Fresh Summertime Fare, Available in the Suites:

Charred and Chilled Salmon: Served on a bed of summer bean and snap pea salad with pickled red onions and black sesame vinaigrette

Lemonade Cake: A sweet cake layered with Meyer lemon curd, coated with lemon bark, and topped with lemon drops

Farm to Fan:

Chef DelaCruz and her team work with Omaha-area farmers and producers to obtain the highest quality, freshest products possible for fans. TD Ameritrade Park proudly partners with local vendors including:

Colby Ridge Popcorn

Cuppycakes Sweet Boutique(Gluten Free Cheesecake)

Lopata Farms

Omaha Steaks

Rotella's Bakery

Stoysich House of Sausages

Thunderhead Brewing Company

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