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Food & Spirits

Thanks to all who made 2013 Balboa Park December Nights so memorable!

 The co-producers and co-hosts of this classic San Diego celebration would like to thank our generous sponsors. We could not have welcomed 275,000 visitors to the Park over the two-day event without the support of these wonderful organizations. We would also like to thank the entertainment groups, the Park museums and cultural organizations and the many Balboa Park and community volunteers who made this festival so special.

 

We’re hoping to spend the first Friday and Saturday of December (December 5 and 6, 2014) with you next year!

 

2013 Food and Drink 

  • Also hosted by SWEA in the California Quadrangle: Traditional Swedish favorites include: Meatballs, rosettes (pastries), hot chocolate and glögg (hot spiced wine)

  • Pasta, salad, bread, nachos, cheese, gingerbread cookies. 

  • Gingerbread cookies are on sale at the Gingerbread House in the Organ Pavilion.

  • Donuts, cinnamon rolls, water, soft drinks.

  • In addition to pub favorites, Home Plate will offer a selection of "Team Pleasers" Ballpark foods: hot dogs, sausages, burgers, chili, nachos, popcorn, sweets and more. Also an Espresso bar serving Irish coffees and hot toddy's. 

  • USA

    Hot Dogs, Beans, Cakes, Pies

    Argentina

    Sausage Sandwich, Sausage Rolls Sugar Cookies,

    Austria

    Potato Salad. Sauerkraut, Strudel & Cake

    China

    Eggrolls, Potstickers, Shaved Ice, Boba Milk Tea

    Colombia

    Empanadas, Carne Asada, Beef Turnover

    Czech-Slovak

    Sandwiches, Pastries, Coffee, Soft Drinks

    Denmark

    Æbleskiver, Hot Apple Cider, Hot Chocolate and Coffee

    England

    Shepherd's Pie, Ribeye Sandwiches, HP Sauce, Soft Drink

    Finland

    Pea Soup, Smoked Salmon, Potato Salad, Blueberry Soup

    France

    Pastries, Quiches, Soft Drink

    Germany

    BBQ Sausage, Potato Salad, Lemonade, Cake

    Hungary

    Sausage, Sauerkraut, Fried Bread, Pancake, Pasties, Soft Drink

    India

    Basmati Rice, Naan Bread, Chicken or Vegetable Curry, Samosas, Chai Latte, Mango

    Iran

    Chicken Kabob, Beef Kabob, Basmati Rice, Veggie Soup Baklava, Soft Drink

    Ireland

    Bangers/Onions, Pastries, Iced Irish coffee

    Israel

    Kebob Plate, Israeli Salad, Hummus, Burekas, Soft Drink

    Italy

    Ice Cream, Coffee

    Lebanon

    Lamb Shwarma, Chicken Shwarma, Kafte, Tabuli, Mousaka, Cheese Pie

    Mexico

    Carne Asada Taco, Aguas Fresca, Nacho Chips, Salsa

    Norway

    Cheese Sandwich, Shrimp Sandwich, Fruit Cups, Soft Drink

    Palestine

    Falafel, Lentils & Rice, Hummus, Salad, Grape leaves wrap

    Panama

    Fried Fish, Chicken, Rice & Beans, Cod Fish Fritters

    Peru

    Rice & Chicken, Potatoes With Cheese, Peruvian Donuts

    Philippines

    Chicken Adobo, Pancit, Vegetable Lumpia, Rice, Turon (Fried Banana )

    Poland

    Polish Sausage, Stuffed Cabbage, Pierogies, Sauerkraut

    Puerto Rico

    Rice & Beans, Beef Turnover, Plantain Turnover, Plantain Tamales, Soft Drink

    Scotland

    Meat Pies, Mashed Potatoes with gravy & peas, Desserts

    Spain

    Paella, Water

    Sweden

    Pastries, Coffee, Lemonade

    Turkey

    Beef & Chicken Kebob, Hummus/ Pita, Baklava, Coffee/Tea

    Ukraine

    Kapusla, Sausages, Vovenyky

    Spirits Garden

    Czech-Slovak

    Imported Czech beer & another from a San Diego brewery in a flavor competition!

    Finland

    Koskenlorva vodka beverages
    Frank’s glögg

    Hungary

    Hungarian hot spiced wine
    Hungarian plum brandy (Palinka)

    Iran

    Iranian vodka

    Ireland

    Beer: Guinness,Harp, Smithwick
    Irish Coffee w/Jameson’s

    Lebanon (FRIDAY ONLY)

    Lebanese beer & wine
    ARAK

    Panama

    Ron Abuelo, Seco Herrerano, Carta Vieja, Spiked Eggnog, Cream Whiskey

    Peru

    Pisco Sour and Pisco shots

    Philippines

    Coconut vodka shots & mixed drinks
    San Miguel & Red Horse beer

    Ukraine

    Lvivske beer, Tastes of Ukrainian vodkas, Kozak coffe (warm vanilla flavored coffee with Ukrainian vodka)

     

  • The Cohn Restaurant Group and The Prado at Balboa Park are pleased to partner with Balboa Park December Nights as sponsors and operators of the 2013 The Prado Pub at the Square. The Pub will offer food stations as well alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The Chop Soo.ey Food Truck and the new Ms. Patty Melt truck (a partnership with the Cohn Restaurant Group and Chef Deborah Scott) will also be on hand for a new gourmet food truck experiences

    Garlic fries $3.00

    Green beans $4.00

    ¼ lb burger $5.00

    ½ lb burger $8.00

    Fish & Chips $6.00

    Hot Chocolate $2.00

  • Hot dogs, baked potatoes, nachos, chili, baked goods, hot chocolate, soda & water. 

  • Hot chocolate, coffee and pre-packaged food and snacks. 

  • Gingerbread cookies for sale on the Prado. 

  • Chili, nachos, hot and cold drinks, and desserts.

  • At the Spanish Village Food Court in the back parking lot:

    The Cravory - Gourmet Cookies
    Niederfranks' Ice Cream - Handmade ice cream
    Perky Beans Coffee - Gourmet Coffee & Espresso Drinks, Smoothies
    Poppa's Fresh Fish Co. - Fresh fish & shrimp tacos, Clam Chowder & Corn Chowder
    Seb's Panini - Fresh Panini Sandwichs & Crepes
    Devine Pastabilities (Torpasta) - Pasta Stuffed Italian Sandwiches
    The Welsh Baker - Welsh Cakes
    Swieners - Swiss Sausages & Raclette Cheese in Baguette
    Village Kettle Corn - Freshly Popped, Sweet Kettle Corn
    SVAC Cider & Hot Chocolate booth as well as soda and water booth

  • Popcorn

  • The Prado Restaurant: Enjoy lunch, dinner, or lounge menu with live music from 8:00-11:00pm. 
    Hours: Friday, 11:30am-10:00pm; Saturday, 11:00am-11:00pm.

    The Prado Pub at the Square: Adult-only area in the Plaza de Panama with cocktails, wine and food service. Menu includes: garlic fries; fried green beans; 1/4 and 1/2 lb. burger, fish 'n chips, and the Prado Cocktail Lounge.
    Hours: Friday & Saturday, 5:00-10:00pm

  • Special December Nights Menu:
    Elephant Melt (Angus patty, swiss & American cheese, caramelized onions & homemade 1000 Island)
    Spicy Jack 
    Bacon Cheeseburger
    Veggie Burger
    Dogs & Chili dogs,
    Chicken Nuggets
    Fries & chili fries
    Sliders: bbq pork, brisket or burger
    Soup