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Exotic Fare for MTV's VMAs

October 3, 2001, 12:00 AM EDT

MTV's Video Music awards Lincoln Center Thursday, 09.06.01, 6 PM onward
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Restaurant Associates, Lincoln Center's contract caterer, and the company's executive chefs, Tim McLaughlin and Tim Burma oversaw the menu for the pre-party and backstage catering for MTV's Video Music awards. For the party, the chefs went international with the hors d'oeuvres, offering sushi, spring rolls, vegetable samosas, South African sosaties (chicken and apricot skewers in a curry-tamarind sauce), grilled shrimp and seared tuna tartare on papadam wafers. The buffet offered lemon chicken, grilled beef, soba noodle salad with honey peanut dressing and a chipotle Peruvian potato salad with toasted corn and green pepper, among other dishes. Food at the ceremony itself included jumbo gulf shrimp and Alaskan king crab legs.

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