Tonight it’s a show called “Dinner Impossible” courtesy of the Food Network. Host Robert Irvine serves stunningly creative dishes both for intimate gatherings and for huge crowds, all without warning and at a moment’s notice. In January, the producers sent their crew and chef Robert to the hills of beautiful Aspen, Colo. as the Winter X Games 13 were underway.
At Buttermilk Mountain Robert’s mission was to cook for 200 Extreme Athletes. Working in extreme outdoor conditions, he was whisked away to the grocery store for all his ingredients and had just 7 hours to make his most Extreme Menu ever.
Olympic Snowboarder and local Aspenite, Gretchen Bleiler, jumped in with part of the menu asking for some extreme cookies. Chef Robert also had the help of a couple sous chefs you may recognize: BMX Champion Kevin Robinson – and ESPN’s very own Dana Jacobson – who apparently ate something so good and nutritious off the menu that gave her great energy and poise as she hosted ESPN’s X Center that night.
Even cooler than the Food Network showing up to the Winter X Games, is the premiere episode featuring your fave action sports stars that kicks the series off tonight, Wednesday, April 8th at 10 p.m. ET.
What was in that entree that made Shaun White win Gold? Or how much sugar was in the extreme dessert that made Levi Lavallee attempt a double backflip on a snowmobile? Watch tonight and find out.
Sample recipes include:
- Cheesy Soup
- Extremely Potent Chocolate Espresso Drink
- Fruity Tuna and Halibut
- Macadamia Nut and Yogurt Crusted Salmon
- Rocky Mountain Oyster Stew
- Spicy Red Curry Chicken and Rice
- Spicy Warm Pineapple Watermelon Salad
- Sweet and Sour Ski Pole Pork
(h/t to Fuel TV)