Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Melbourne's Trailer Park

I am fairly sure the only novel foodie thing better than a food truck is a gaggle of them all together for a feast of tasting! That dream has come true here in Melbourne for the month of August, and will continue into September, and is planted on St Kilda Road where the old Belgium Beer Cafe once was.

Each weekend of August Corntopia, The Curry Truck, Gumbo Kitchen and The Brulee Cart has been making up the Trailer Park, along with a pop up outside bar, and the bluestone indoors one.

Two weekends ago Nicole, Carly and I met up under the warming Winter sun in the make-shift courtyard to taste the food of trucks we have not actually had the chance to track down before.

We grabbed chicken and bean tacos from Corntopia, the "Flavoursome" dish from The Curry Truck, which gave us a sample of two different curries on offer - beef rendang and the butter chicken - plus a samosa, some ratia, and rice. The Smoked Mesquite Pulled Pork Po' Boy was the other choice of our feast, from Gumbo Kitchen.

One of the most anticipated tastes of the Trailer Park though, was the chance to sample The Brulee Cart's little morsels of goodness. Changing flavours each weekend, I had the Nutella and Strawberry, Nicole the Salted Caramel and Carly had the French Vanilla - each had the required crack on the top, which whilst meant to be in place, still seemed like a delightful surprise coming from a tiny blue truck!

The food was pretty amazing. Fresh, and each so varied. Oh! Beatbox Kitchen was there too, for burgers, but I have sampled them before! Each dish went down well with a cider, and the much missed sunshine!

The truck combination is set to change for September, and so will surely need another visit to sample the collection of tastes, all made within the confines of one of the trucks!

What a great idea, and an amazing community feel, getting together to enjoy these tastes.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...