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Boston chefs Jamie Bissonnette, Tiffani Faison, Gabriel Frasca, and Matt Jennings call New York's bluff

Posted by Rachel Raczka  January 31, 2012 10:05 AM

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Four Boston area chefs have laid down some serious terms for what Food & Wine online has deemed a "Super Bowl Smackdown." Sweet Cheeks founder and "Top Chef" alumna Tiffani Faison (pictured above), spearheaded the wager between chefs in the two cities last week that outlines a very treacherous set of terms to be followed if the chefs' respective football team loses the Super Bowl.

On Team Boston: Faison, Jamie Bissonnette, of Toro and Coppa, Matt Jennings, of La Laiterie and Farmstead in Providence, and Gabriel Frasca of Straight Wharf, Ventuno, and Provisions, in Nantucket.

On Team New York? Who cares? (Just kidding.) Michael Ferraro of Delicatessen and Faison's "Top Chef" season one co-star, Lee Anne Wong of Vynl.

Now, as we said before, there will be some serious dues to be paid for the losing team ... for a full seven days. Faison's publicist sent over the losers' tasks as followed:

  • Wear the opposing team’s jersey in their restaurant .The jersey cannot be removed during work hours for any reason.
  • Wear a Statue of Liberty hat (Boston) or a lobster hat (NYC) in their restaurant. The hat cannot be removed during work hours for any reason.
  • Feature N.E. clam chowder (NY) or pastrami on rye (Boston) prominently on [their] menu with the following wording: "In honor of the greatest football team on earth the (winning team here (cannot just put 'winning team,' they must name them)) (Restaurant name(s)) is proudly featuring (name of dish)."
  • Tweet a picture of themselves in their hats and jerseys eating the featured dish in [their] restaurant all seven days.

Salt on the wound? The team that wins arrive in the losing team's town to bring them their new week-long uniform and order their hometown dish from the menu. Ouch.

[Top image via Barry Chin/Globe staff]

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