The Meadowlands Racetrack is the Place to Be for Foodies

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

The Meadowlands Racetrack has a number of upcoming events perfect for foodies.


The always popular Meadowlands Winter Chili Cook-Off returns this Saturday, February 17th. The competition features homestyle, people’s choice and salsa categories and offers $3,000 in prizes. Racetrack guests are also welcome to be part of the fun.  They are encouraged to sample the chili and vote for their favorite. Over 30 contestants have already registered to participate this weekend!  For complete chili event details visit


Racetrack diners can enjoy a taste of Peru at the Peruvian Wine Dinner on Saturday, February 24th. Each course is expertly paired with a complimentary wine:

Course 1: Pimientos Rellenos – Stuffed Peppers topped with a Béchamel sauce – paired with Chardonnay

Course 2: Ocopa Arequipeña (Peruvian Sauce & Potatoes) – paired with Sauvignon Blanc

Course 3: Arroz con Mariscos – Peruvian version of the Spanish paella that combines flavorful rice and fresh seafood – paired with Pinot Grigio

Course 4: Fettuccine a la Huancaina con Asado – Pasta in a creamy huancaina (Peruvian yellow pepper and fresh cheese) sauce, topped with tenderloin steak with red wine reduction –paired with Pinot Noir

Course 5: Tiramisú – The classic dish in a Coffee Glaze with Pisco (Peruvian brandy) reduction -paired with Sparkling wine


The dinner is $69.95 plus tax and gratuity, reservations can be made by calling  201-The-BigM for reservations.

Executive Chef Chris Burnett has crafted a 4-course Steakhouse Dinner on Saturday, March 9th. This menu is $100 per person (plus tax & gratuity) and includes a complimentary glass of champagne, live racing program, and $10 betting voucher. For the main course diners will need to select their cut of steak, choices include a 16oz ribeye, 8oz filet, 24oz porterhouse or a 36oz tomahawk for two (an additional $50 per person) Call 201-The-BigM for reservations

Those looking for a unique experience can get it on Saturday, April 6th at Chef Burnett’s “Dinner in the Dark.” Each of the three courses is expertly paired with a Chef selected wine and served to diners while blindfolded to enhance the senses of smell and taste. Diners have the option of choosing their dinner theme: Land (meat focused), Sea (seafood focused), Air (Vegan). The $100 (plus tax & gratuity)  Dinner in the Dark is limited to fifty guests and includes a live racing program and $10 betting voucher. Call 201-The-BigM for reservations


To round out April is the Nikkei Dinner on Saturday, April 27. Nikkei is a fusion cuisine that combines Peruvian ingredients with Japanese techniques. This five course beer pairing dinner includes:

Course 1: Ceviche Nikkei – fresh seafood, lime, aji pepper  – paired with Pilsen Peruvian Beer

Course 2: Trio of Causas Rolls – grilled octopus with chili aji panca sauce & chimichurri; crab meet with acevichada sauce & shrimp in oyster sauce   paired with Kirin light

Course 3: Char Siu Pork – Japanese BBQ pork with fried rice & pickled radish – paired with Sapparo

Course 4: Miso Salmon – Salmon in miso sauce with roasted avocado and golden potatoes –paired with Cusquena Peruvian beer

Course 5: Lucuma Pecan Cheesecake – Lucama is a Peruvian fruit with caramel/maple syrup flabors -paired with Cristal Peruvian beer


The dinner is $69.95 plus tax and gratuity, reservations can be made by calling  201-The-BigM for reservations.

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