Echo Arena Liverpool is launching a new mouthwatering menu for concert goers.
The waterfront venue’s catering partner Centerplate has devised speciality dishes such as burgers, noodles, hotdogs, curry and nachos and, as a first for the arena, desserts. The tasty treats will be accompanied by a tempting new cocktail menu.
The first taste of the new menu will be on the night of the Kylie concert on Wednesday (October 3) which will feature favourites such as a Dockside burger with mushrooms, tomato and crispy onions. Gourmet delights on event nights will include the Super Lamb Burger, ‘curry and nan’, halloumi and katsu mayonnaise burger and, during boxing events, carvery stations.
This menu will be a fixed feature at the venue and be accompanied by a variety of pop-up offers.
Head chef Matt Harris said: “At the moment our guests are looking for healthy options with many requesting vegetarian and gluten free options. It is important that we can cater for these requirements without compromising on the taste.
“Our customers want to know that they are eating regional produce and they are proud to see favourites feature on our menus. For example the burger uses meat sourced from north Wales.
“Customer experience drove the thinking behind the menu and we had fun adding the creativity to make it a dining experience they won’t forget.”
The pop-up food offerings are tailored to the type of event and the arena audience. All of the food can be eaten while standing or at the seated area and of course the taste and quality of ingredients hasn’t been compromised in this process. The burgers on offer will change depending on the event at the venue and will range from a Korean chicken burger to a Dirty Burger which comes complete with fried egg and crispy onions.
Matt added: “For the first time we are offering desserts in our kiosks. These delights include a chocolate cake in a cup, complete with sauces, meringue and chocolate flakes, as well as chef’s own take on dessert nachos – cooked on-site, these sugared nachos will be smothered in both chocolate and salted caramel sauce and covered in marshmallows.”
Echo Arena will also be providing a cocktail menu to include favourites such as Mojitos and Pornstar Martinis. The venue has partnered with Frizzenti to provide cocktails on tap from a Fizz kiosk which allows the team to serve the perfect cocktail quickly. The kiosks support Centerplate’s sustainability policy of reducing its carbon footprint by using less bottles and paper and minimising the requirement for individually packaged mixers and alcohol.
The pricing has been considered to ensure that the food offerings are affordable and will enhance the overall experience of a visit to Echo Arena.