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Chefs busy prepping gourmet Super Bowl fare

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Posted at 4:54 PM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 18:53:37-05

The chefs – including one from Kansas City — in charge of feeding throngs of football fans Sunday at the Super Bowl are now in crunch time.

Whether they think of it as finally giving birth or making Christmas dinner for 64,000 people, Sunday marks the culmination of two years of hard work.

Menu items include empanadas, Cuban sandwiches, a shrimp and lobster cocktail, Key West stone crab coleslaw, pork belly mashed plantains, paletas, key lime pie and milkshakes.

And they aren’t forgetting what Chiefs fans crave the most: barbecue.

“What’s funny, our food and beverage director is from Kansas City, so he’s over the moon right now,” executive chef Dayanny De La Cruz told 41 Action News Tuesday. “For us, we want you to come from Kansas City and taste what we have.”

De La Cruz says she’s mixing Miami flavors into Kansas City traditions. One example? Her barbecue sauce includes guava.

“We’re just trying to meet expectations,” she said.