Chef Lucio Iaconetti has always been involved in sports. Shorty after he opened the premiere ballpark in Arlington, Texas, he became well-known for his cuisine at the Diamond Club for the Texas Ranger's Organization.
Now, he's taking on a new sports-related culinary journey as senior executive chef at the BankAtlantic Center, where his food will be showcased in a members-only private club ($8,000 and up per membership).
Sports & Entertainment's
Club Red offers members a
private lounge that even has its own entrance.
There will be a variety of food stations offering
items Iaconetti has made specifically for the lounge, including Florida rock shrimp shooters with avocado gazpacho,
pistachio-crusted black grouper, and churrasco-style filet mignon.
A large bar will take center stage, where a bartender will create signature
cocktails and hand out complimentary beer and wine.
Once you've filled your plates with food, bring your spread over to your
seat -- you'll know it's yours with the customized nameplate on the
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chair. Besides getting to chow down on plenty of food while watching a
Florida Panthers game, you'll also enjoy the members lounge with HD flat
screens and WiFi. Of course, meeting
and greeting with the players on game day isn't so bad either.