Every winter Americans gather for a time honored tradition and the nation’s most-watched annual television program: the Super Bowl. Super Bowl Sunday festivities are quintessentially American: good people, good food, football, and the comfort and satisfaction of celebrating at home.
Ally Coulter’s“‘Tis the Season” penthouse football lounge for the 2013 Holiday House NYC was a perfect space for watching the big game.
The impressive giant screen wall and flat-screen paneled scoreboard by Savant Systems were showhouse highlights for the tech-savvy. Beaded wall covering by Maya Romanoff, custom seating by Christopher Hyland, three-tiered chandelier by Baccarat, and plush décor by Ralph Lauren Home made the space chic and luxurious while still cozy and inviting.
Ally’s football haven came to life because of the incredible Cindy Citrone, a woman whose passion for giving back and deep love of football was behind entire project. Cindy brought together a “football team” of extraordinary women who all conquered breast cancer, including our very own Iris Dankner, Founder of Holiday House. Heidi, Maggi, Champagne, Kimberly, Maria, Anne, and Iris’ battle on-and-off the field inspired the third-floor stairwell tribute by Metamorfaux.
“I got involved because I could not just stand on the sidelines when so many were fighting the battle of their lives.”
– Cindy Citrone
Cindy and her husband Rob Citrone, partial owners of the Pittsburgh Steelers, facilitated the private Unveiling of Pop Artist Charles Fazzino’s Officially Licensed Commemorative Artwork for Super Bowl XLVIII event in Ally’s room on December 10th. Sponsored by Parade Magazine and the Super Bowl Host Committee, the event benefited The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® and The New York/ New Jersey Snowflake Youth Foundation. Guests included NY Giants Safety Antrel Rolle, NY Jets Outside Linebacker Quinton Coples, Alfred F. Kelly, president and CEO of the Super Bowl Host Committee, Robert Woody Johnson IV, owner of the NY Jets, Laurie Tisch, owner of the NY Giants, Myra Biblowit, president of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, Iris Dankner, founder of Holiday House and Bruce Beck, Emmy winning sports anchor for WNBC-TV.
Holiday House is not only about gorgeous interiors but also entertaining and celebrating life’s special moments. Our designers share their favorite recipes, and this year Ally offered a perfect Super Bowl snack … “Sunday Srirarcha Wings”. Event guru Hilary Pereira, who was instrumental in Holiday House’s football celebrations, created a special “Touchdown” cocktail … so kick back, relax and enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday!
Ally Coulter’s Favorite Sunday Sriracha Wings
10 pounds chicken wings, split
1/4 cup coriander seeds, crushed
1 teaspoon cumin seeds, crushed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 cup Sriracha chile sauce
1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
Finely grated zest and juice of 3 limes
3 quarts vegetable oil, for frying
In a very large bowl, toss the wings with the coriander and cumin seeds, cinnamon, kosher salt and olive oil. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 375°. Spread the wings on 3 large rimmed baking sheets and roast for about 30 minutes, until firm but not cooked through. (At this point, if you don’t want to fry the wings, you can roast them for 1 hour longer, until crispy and golden.) Wash out the bowl. Add the Sriracha, butter, cilantro, lime zest and juice.
In a deep fryer or a very large saucepan, heat the vegetable oil to 375°. Fry the wings in 4 or 5 batches until golden and crisp, about 5 minutes per batch; drain, shaking off the excess oil. As each batch is finished, add the wings to the sauce and toss well. Transfer the wings to a platter, leaving the sauce in the bowl for the remaining batches. Serve hot.
The Touchdown from Hilary Pereira
This festive cocktail is perfect to serve during the Big Game. A libation that will warm you up on a cold Winter’s night and soon have guests cheering loudly for their team Heroes. Because when it comes to the Battle on and off the field, winning is EVERYTHING.
1 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
1 oz. Ketel One Vodka
Muddle a handful of fresh mint with the juice of two limes
Pour measured vodka and bourbon over crushed ice
Top off with Ginger Beer
Serve in chilled Mason Jars and garnish with a mint sprig
Watch the Seattle Seahawks vs. the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII at 6:30pm on Sunday, February 2, 2014 on FOX.