*Editor’s note: Podium Life partnered with Two Girls 1 Formula to bring you their favorite brunch and lunch menu for this weekend’s impressive motorsports lineup. In this case, we’re combining two very different geographical locations. Enjoy!
This Sunday is one of the biggest days on the motorsports calendar. We’ve got the crown jewel of Formula 1 in the morning (if you’re in America) – the Monaco Grand Prix followed by the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the Indy 500 in the afternoon.
For us, we couldn’t ask for a better Sunday to invite our loved ones over for a day-long motorsport event. However, these events couldn’t have different menu options if they tried. We regularly prepare menus for the F1 Grand Prix locations with local delicacies recommended by the people who live in those countries or cities.
Monaco Grand Prix
Monaco is one of the most expensive and wealthiest places in the world, and the menu reflects that level of “culture”. If you are unsure about what to prepare for a Monaco themed spread, don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Check out the recipes below for some inspiration.
Barbajuan – Barbajuans are fried chard-filled ravioli and they are filled with chard or red squash, cooked ground meat, eggs, cheese, oil and rice.
Pissaladiere – a kind of pizza or tart from the South of France, bathed in sweet onions and studded with anchovies and olives
Bouillabaisse – a classic French fish soup with seafood
Pain bagnat – The sandwich is composed of pain de campagne, a whole wheat bread, enclosing the classic salade niçoise, a salad composed mainly of raw vegetables, hard boiled eggs, anchovies and/or tuna, and olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Oignons Monégasque – small pickling onions combined with wine vinegar, tomato paste, and raisins.
Fresh roasted veggies
Calisson – a smooth, pale yellow, homogeneous paste of candied fruit and ground almonds topped with a thin layer of royal icing.
Monaco Millefeuille – a pastry filled with strawberries and cream
Or alternatively, you could always just have the glitterati diet – caviar and Dom Perignon.
After a slow start to your morning with champagne and croissants, it’s time to kick it into high gear. Like we said above, the menu for the Indy 500 could not be more different from the French Riviera vibes of the Monaco GP. Certainly no seafood, and absolutely not a vegetable in sight. According to the IndyStar, Indy 500 fans eat around 20,000 pounds of fries on race day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and all the hot dogs and brats fans eat could wind around the oval three times over.
As a midwesterner myself, I am uniquely qualified to give you menu recommendations for the Indy 500. It surely won’t be healthy, but I can promise it will be tasty! Check out the Indy 500 menu below to fuel your afternoon or evening of watching fast cars drive in circles.
Breaded Tenderloin Sandwiches – An Indiana pork tenderloin sandwich consists of a breaded and fried pork tenderloin cutlet that’s served on a bulky kaiser roll with lettuce, tomatoes, and basic condiments. It’s not well known outside of the state, but if you ever come to Indiana, make it a point to try this specialty sandwich.
Ice cream sandwich
Beer (any kind will do)
Anyway you choose to mix and match the menu for this Sunday, we know you’ll have a great time as long as you’re enjoying good food and good company!
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