ASHWAUBENON (NBC 26) — The Green Bay Packers home opener is next Monday, and among the changes spectators may see at the stadiums this season, one is a treat that's sure to make your mouth water.
The concessions team, Delaware North rolled out new items in partnership with Johnsonville. All take classic, football food but add a twist, making it more gourmet.
"We always try to have fun with it," said Zachary Ladubec, Lambeau Field's Executive Chef. "So we have a lot of chefs here, we try to get together and we just tried to brainstorm, and think of stadium food and always try to put a twist on it. I think that's the hardest part is trying to put a new twist on traditional food."
And creative it is! There's the Johnsonville Touchdown brat topped with mac n' cheese and fried sauerkraut, the Johnsonville Bourbon Brat, and Johnsonville sausage strip with chorizo quesadilla. They also introduced a new gyro concept inside the stadium. That includes a traditional gyro, feta fries, and two different perogies that incorporate brats and cheese curds.
"It's [the perogie's] kind of the perfect balance of hand food, but yet still something kind of creative," said Ladubec. "We always like to get creative in the offseason."
And you can't forget about drinks! There's a Frozen Tundra Punch that's perfect for the warmer days, but there will be other drinks throughout the season, like Hotty Toddy's when it gets colder. Ludabec thinks the mac n' cheese brat is going to be a big hit this year.
"If you look at it, you're like, 'Wow, that's a lot on one thing,'" said Ludabec. "But when you try it every different component hits differently, and it's just a perfect balance."
All of these items will be available around Lambeau starting Monday.