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Gameday Growl: Jan. 18 vs. Edmonton Oilers

by Chrissy Parente / Florida Panthers

7:30 p.m.

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m

The BB&T Center bag policy has stated that no backpacks, large bags or purses larger than 1’ x 1’ would be permitted upon entry for security purposes and the safety of fans. This season, staff members have been enforcing this policy at entrance points and are now equipped with measuring guides to ensure fan safety.

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Coffee is available in sections 105, 119, 130, 305, 319, 330, Penalty Box, Coors Light Cold Zone and Legends.

Hot Chocolate/French Vanilla Cappuccino/Mocha Cappuccino
is now available in sections 105, 119, 129, 305, 328, 319, Penalty Box and Coors Light Cold Zone.

Panthers Fans! Make sure to purchase a 20oz Coke Zero at the BB&T Center to receive a collectible Shawn Thornton pin during the month of January!

Don't forget to buy your 50/50 raffle tickets at the Panthers Foundation kiosk at Section 119! A portion of the proceeds go to Florida Panthers Foundation.
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Check out live music performances start when doors open, at intermission and post-game! Fans can access the music at the Band Stand, located directly above Pantherland at the front of the BB&T Center at the Coors Light Cold Zone.

Monday's performer is J Street Revival. 

NEXT GUEST CHEF: Jan. 18 vs. Edmonton Oilers

Paul Riso - Chef of The Diplomat Golf and Tennis Club

A native New Yorker, Chef Paul Riso began his career at a small French Bistro in Westchester County and continued his studies at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. After graduation, he joined Westin Hotels & Resorts opening La Paloma Resort in Tucson, Ariz., and Mission Hills Resort in Palm Springs, Calif. 

Chef Riso travelled the country working for the Westin Hotels and Resorts at properties such as Westin Santa Clara and Westin Cypress Creek as well as assisting at other properties in Detroit and the San Francisco Bay area. 

He then joined California Cafe Bar & Grill at Pier 66. Chef Riso displayed his love for food and stylish plate designs for the next decade at the helm of this award winning restaurant. 

From there, he joined the Napa Valley Grille in Providence, R.I., as well as Yesterday’s in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. For the next eight years, Chef Riso led the team at Hugh’s Culinary and Ruggero’s Italian Bistro, both in Oakland Park, Fla. 

Chef Riso is now at The Diplomat Golf and Tennis Club, creating a unique dining experience in all outlets of the club. A complete renovation of the club is scheduled for 2016. A whole new creation of Country Club concept will be launched in November 2016. 

Chef Riso has won numerous awards and accolades over his thirty year career including Gourmet Magazine’s America’s Top Tables, Guest Chef at Epcot Food and Wine Festival, winner of multiple First Place Awards at Art Ala Carte, Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival, Chefs in America National Culinary Award and many others.

Club Lexus

Adobo Rubbed Pork Loin

Chayote slaw, Apple Cinnamon Jus

Tuna Poke

Garlic, Ginger, Macademia nuts, Spring Onions, Pickled Ginger, Wakame Salad

Grilled Florida Dolphin

Mango Scotch Bonnet BBQ Sauce, Black Bean Salsa

Coconut Rum Marinated Chicken

Sweet Chili Mango Sauce

Club 93

Penne Pasta with Smoked Chicken

Tasso Ham, Tri-Color Peppers, Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Garlic Fennel Cream Sauce

Smoked BBQ Beef Brisket

Horseradish Cream, Balsamic Bermuda Onion, Hard Rolls

Sour Orange Fried Chicken

Honey Srirracha Glaze

Coconut Macadamia Rice

Click HERE for a list of upcoming Guest Chef's to the BB&T Center!

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