Connecticut Restaurant to Be Featured on Travel Channel’s ‘Man Versus Food’
If you're a fan of the dish Mofongo, you don't want to miss this episode of the Travel Channel's Man v. Food. Casey Webb packed up his crew and traveled to the New Britain eatery, MonfonGo, to chat with its owner, Vincent Placeres, and sample some of Placeres's signature dishes according to the Hartford Courant.
Man v. Food is a reality television series that usually features eating challenges, but host Casey Webb wants you to know the "MonfonGo" episode is a detailed profile on the restaurant. Did Webb have the opportunity to sample some of the delicious Puerto Rican-styled food that the restaurant is known for? You bet he did!
Casey sampled owner Vincent Placeres's trifongo, a variation of mofongo which includes a combination of smashed fried green plantains, fried sweet plantains, and boiled yuca. I will admit I've never tried any authentic dishes from Puerto Rico because I'm not a fan of spicy food so let's take a quick look at what mofongo is all about.
New Britain's MonfonGo Restaurant will be one of three eateries that will be part of an episode featuring several Connecticut spots, but that episode won't air until sometime in 2022.
In the meantime, the Man v. Food challenges continues next week when Webb goes head to head with a giant platter of tacos in Norwich, where rumor has it that there's a couple of mega-Picante ones included. I'm sure you've heard that old saying, "If it's burning going down in, it'll be burning __________!"
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