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Party at the Langham Pasadena for World Cup-Themed Street Food

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June 14, 2010 at 9:15 AM | by | ()


When it comes to game-day food rituals, baseball fans chow down on hot dogs and football fanatics choose brats. But The Bar at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena offers soccer fans some more upscale eats in honor of the World Cup.

To celebrate the games, The Bar created a new menu of innovative street food from chef Erik Schuster that draws inspiration from the various World Cup countries. So you can belly up to the bar to watch the soccer matches and get team-themed grub. Score.

The France

In honor of this past weekend's U.S.-England game, the bar served the USA—mini Kobe hot dogs on pretzel buns with bacon, sweet peppers and onions—and the England—fish and chips fried in duck fat. It might be a draw as to which dish is better.

In upcoming weeks, you can sample food from other teams' countries, like South African FIFA Balls, semisweet coconut-curry millet puffs; the France, coq au vin wings with cremini espuma and cipollini; and the Spain, manchego serrano ham churros with queso-manchego sauce.

The Bar will also have specials on its international signature cocktails, like the Melbourne Mule—Ketel One vodka with splashes of ginger-infused simple syrup, ginger ale, club soda and fresh lime—and the Bangkok Basil—Ciroc vodka and Veev acai spirit muddled with sweet Thai basil and lime juice.

The drink specials and food menu will be served throughout the games. However, only certain dishes will be available each week. To find out what's on the menu, follow the Langham on Twitter. Plus, if you retweet the menu announcement, you could win two free street food dishes.

[Photos: The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa's Facebook]

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