With less than a month before the new Downtown arena opens, the Golden 1 center team recently brought many of the chefs and executives of the restaurants to meet with local bloggers. Here are some things I learned:
- Participating Restaurants: Café Bernardo, Centro, Mikuni, Star Ginger, LowBrau, Petra Greek and Block Butcher Bar will be some of the local restaurants serving food to the ticketed visitors to the Golden 1 Center.
- The Relationship between Restaurants and Golden 1: While the food of the local restaurants will be served, it’s not really another location for these restaurants. The Golden 1 Center contracts with Legends Hospitality (whom former Block Butcher Bar chef Michael Touhy now works for) to provide food at the facility. Legends has contracted with each of the local restaurants to lend their names, recipes and food preparation knowledge to downtown venue, but the employees customers will interact with are paid by Legends. In order to keep the experience as consistent as possible for diners who have been to the regular brick and mortar restaurant location, each stand will have a “brand ambassador” who is intimately knowledgeable about the restaurant, most likely a longtime employee.