The food & beverage team at Isle of Capri Casino Hotel in Boonville, Missouri, have made it their mission to serve guests only the freshest of ingredients. They do this through partnerships they’ve formed with local farmers. Chef Jason Martin, food & beverage manager, and his team have had some fun creating new, delicious items created with all local items. In this post he talks about some sandwiches they’ve added to their menu.
Fresh and local are two words finding themselves right at home here at Isle of Capri Casino Hotel in Boonville, Missouri. Our chefs have taken a stand to insure as many menu items as possible use those words in their description. We buy an abundance of produce from local Amish growers and have been utilizing local pork and beef farmers who are specializing in hormone-free and all natural raising methods. We feel that by working closely with our local farmers, we are getting a better product and doing our portion to give back to the community.
In Tradewinds Marketplace, one of our restaurants, we have knocked it out of the park with this concept! I want to highlight two sandwiches today – The Farmer Burger and the Grilled Vegetable Wrap.
The Farmer Burger is not for nibblers. This burger represents our Missouri farmers and stands for all the pride that comes along with being a Missouri farmer.
We start with the bun. We source our buns from right here in town. We are lucky enough to have Butternut Bakery on Main Street. It is hard to miss the bakery when you drive through town, just put your nose in the air and you can smell the wonderful aroma.
Next is the ½ pound ground beef patty that comes to us from Missouri Legacy Beef, just down the road in the small town of Salisbury. We’re not stopping there with the Legacy Beef.
Next, we add a ¼ pound all-beef frank, sliced and layered atop the burger. Missouri Legacy Beef is owned by the great Mahnken Family. They pride themselves in selling only top quality beef, grass fed and finished with a blend of all natural ingredients that result in some of the best looking beef we have seen and tasted.
From there we will go to the garden. I don’t mean just any garden, but the garden located out back that was planted and maintained by our chefs. We pick fresh tomatoes and onions, which we slice thick and grill. Those items go on next.
We can’t forget the cheese, so we add Cheddar and Swiss. This all gets finished off with our homemade Thousand Island dressing. As I previously said, we are very proud of this burger and it has quickly become a hit amongst our guests.
The next sandwich is actually a wrap. The Grilled Vegetable Wrap starts with a large 14-inch flour tortilla that is stuffed with grilled produce taken straight from the garden or just down the road from one of our Amish friends. Zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, bell peppers, and spinach made the cut along with a spicy corn relish that adds the finishing touch.
These are just a couple sandwiches that bring “fresh and local” to Boonville. Stop in today and give them a shot. One for lunch and the other for dinner.
For more great ideas, follow Chef Jason Martin on Twitter or “like” the casino on Facebook. Jason’s next blog post will focus on soup…perfect for a cool fall day!