Pegasus World Cup 2023 will serve food from Groot Hospitality Papi Steak, Komodo, Gekkō
Gulfstream Park moves to Groot for the 2023 Pegasus World Cup and beyond.The perennial thoroughbred horse racing event, quickly becoming as much a social spectacle as it is a sporting affair, kicks off on Saturday, January 28th. Miami-based Groot Hospitality has signed a new, multi-year partnership to add an enthusiastic roster of culinary and entertainment item selections.
“This gives us a unique opportunity to orchestrate amazing experiences, combining our prowess in entertaining and bringing in celebrity VIPs with our hospitality program,” says Chris Cuomo, Chief Operating Officer of Groot Hospitality. the new era. “This partnership is great for us as we are always looking to expand as a lifestyle brand. And what better way to partner with event organizer 1/ST.”
According to Cuomo, two big Groot acquisitions will be at this year’s Pegasus World Cup with great culinary appeal.
The first will be the Carousel Club, which is sure to be the focal point of the entire event in terms of delicious cooking, celebrity moments, and entertainment. Located on the track bars and sponsored by LIV and Palm Tree Crew, Groot’s core brands for serving snacks will include Brickell mainstay Komodo and Papi Steak (best known for its 55-ounce Wagyu tomahawk steak served in a bag), based in Coconut Grove the Key Club and Gekkō, a recently opened Miami-based collaboration with Bad Bunny.
Carousel Club selected dishes are served to the new era It will include Papi’s with two ounces of Kaluga Black Diamond caviar, latkes, and a Ribeye Papi Steak sandwich with horseradish. Gekkō will offer maki selections, including an A5 beef-topped roll.
To complement the Carousel Club atmosphere, Norwegian pop rock band DJ Kygo and Ryan Tedder will perform, OneRepublic. Admission to the Carousel Club—including bar open 11am-4pm, free snacks, and a $25 bet credit from the event organizer, 1/ST—is currently $250.
The second experience curated by Groot will be the Flamingo Room, which has been described as the place to “tasting toasts and mingle with celebrities and influencers while watching the action of the third-level race.” In addition to select meals from Komodo, Papi Steak and Key Club, Miami Design District fave Swan will also be in attendance. Culinary experiences will include a Komodo Peking duck station and a carving station with wagyu pastrami and homemade mustard.
For the guests of the Flamingo Room, jazz singer and trumpeter Brian Newman – bandleader and arranger of Lady Gaga’s Jazz & Piano Las Vegas residency – will perform live. Admission to the Flamingo Room is $770 a pop.
“The great part of a hospitality brand like ours is that we always bring something different to the table,” Cuomo says. “We want people to have an experience, and they’ll have just that.”
Pegasus World Cup. 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Hwy. Hallandale Beach; 954-454-7000; pegasusworldcup.com. Tickets cost from $125 to $770.