Rahm Draws On His Basque Roots In Revealing Masters Dinner Menu

Reigning Masters champ Jon Rahm has drawn on his proud Basque roots in revealing his Masters ‘Champions Dinner’ menu.

Rahm, 29, grew-up in the Spanish town of Barrika located in the province of Biscay, in the autonomous community of Basque Country. It is considered one of the oldest municipalities of Biscay.

While he’s lived in the States for near on a decade, there’s no denying his proud Spanish heritage and this is borne out in this Masters menu.

And it would not surprise that Rahm will arrange to have Spanish chefs brought to Augusta to prepare the meal.

There is a tapas selection to start, including a selection of Iberico ham, Mama Rahm’s Classic Lentil Stew, Spicy Basque chorizo and potato, Spanish omelette and creamy chicken fritters.

The ‘first course’ is Basque crab salad with potato while the main course a mouth-watering selection of either Basque Ribeye with Tudela Lettuce and Piquillo Peppers or ‘Rodaballo al Pil-Pil’ that is Turbot with Navarra White Asparagus.

“Turbot?” I hear you say. Turbot is a flat fish and often referred to as the king of fish due to it’s majestic appearance, is versatile, juicy and delicious.

Then to round-off the meal there’s what sounds truly scrumptious – Puff Pastry Cake, Custard and Chantilly Cream.

Rahm’s hosting of the dinner is the third occasion a Spaniard has hosted the Masters Champions dinner – Seve Ballesteros in 1981 and 1984 while Jose Maria Olazabal hosted the dinner in 1995 and 2000.

Of course, Rahm will be in the same room as some of the true legends of the game including the winningest Masters champion of all time – Tiger Woods who has won five Masters.

And while Rahm recently admitted he texted both Rory McIlroy and Woods after his decision to join LIV Golf but admits he did not hear from Woods.

“Well I mean, Rory has been supportive publicly of my decision and he was privately as well,” Rahm told ESPN.

“Tiger? No, not really [had a response]. I texted him and the people that tried to reach out throughout the process when I signed and I just let him know, ‘Hey, this is a personal decision, I have nothing against anybody’.”

Rahm will be the eighth LIV golfer in the past 15 years to host the Masters Champions Dinner.



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