U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta wagers a Taste of New Hampshire vs. a Bite of the Big Apple in Super Bowl bet

Rep. Frank Guinta makes friendly Super Bowl wager with New York colleague

(Washington – January 31, 2012)    Call it “A Taste of New Hampshire vs. A Bite of the Big Apple,” and who winds up eating depends on the result of Sunday’s Super Bowl.  U.S. Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) has a friendly wager riding on the outcome with fellow House freshman Rep. Nan Hayworth (R, NY-19).

Hayworth is putting up a menu of cold cuts, baked ziti and New York cheesecake in support of the New York Giants.

Guinta is backing his hopes for a New England Patriots victory with a feast for 12 people called “A Taste of New Hampshire.”  It includes:

  • ·         Lobster from Brown’s Lobster Pound in Seabrook, NH;
  • ·         New Hampshire maple syrup from Smith Farm Stand in Gilford, NH;
  • ·         Poutine from Chez Vachon in Manchester

(Poutine is a French Canadian specialty consisting of french fries topped with curd cheese covered with spicy chicken gravy.)

“This meal represents a slice of New Hampshire cuisine,” Guinta said.  “Just as the Patriots represent the best in football, the Taste of New Hampshire represents goodies that Granite Staters have enjoyed for years.  I’m proud to showcase the best of our state’s foods with my bet.  But I’m sure that when the Patriots whittle the Giants down to size Sunday evening, the lobster, syrup and poutine won’t be going anywhere.  And speaking as someone with a fondness for ziti, I’ll be rooting doubly hard for the Patriots to win!”

Two weeks ago, Guinta’s office scored a delicious meal in another Capitol Hill wager when the Patriots defeated the Baltimore Ravens to win the AFC Championship.  Rep. Andy Harris, (R, MD-1) personally delivered one dozen Maryland crab cakes to Guinta’s office after the Ravens lost 23-20.