Chef’s Table for the Pirates Series
The Pittsburgh Pirates are in town for a three-game series beginning tonight at Miller Park, and the featured item at the Loge Level Chef’s Table is “Polish Hill Pierogies & Kielbassa.”
Pierogies to Pittsburgh are like Brats to Milwaukee. What’s a pierogy, you ask?
Well, they’re dumplings made of unleavened dough, first boiled, then baked or fried usually in butter with onions – traditionally stuffed with potato filling, sauerkraut, ground meat, cheese, or fruit, typically semicircular in shape.
And, like our very own World Famous Klement’s Racing Sausages, the Pirates Pierogies are an important part of in-game entertainment for all Pirates games at PNC Park. Following the end of the 5th inning, the Pierogies take the field to run the 280-yard Pierogy Race. There are four different pierogies in the race: Sauerkraut Saul, Cheese Chester, Jalapeno Hannah and Oliver Onion.
The Pierogies also make various appearances in the community, ranging from parades to private functions and also non-profit events.
Chef John’s special for this series is basically, a Cheese Chester: three Potato and cheese pierogies sautéed in butter with caramelized onions:
and served with grilled kielbassa:
Pierogies battle with the Primanti Bros. sandwich for food supremacy in Pittsburgh and this version of the dish is excellent. Full of flavor, the sausage is a perfect compliment to the cheese filled pierogies. Add a pretzel roll on the side and it makes for a complete and delicious meal.
This meal is $9.25. As always, these items can be found at the Chef’s Table outside Section 215 at Miller Park–this weekend only!
–JOHN & CAIT