When I win the lottery (note the eternal optimism) I dream of having a food truck. Seeing this burger and New York Fries truck only placed that dream, once again, in the foreground of my reality. Our lodge was host to a collection of guests who were attending a wedding at the golf club next door to us and this was the midnight snack truck the bride and groom arranged for their wedding guests.
My food truck dream changes fairly often. I have thought about a soup truck with fresh-baked goods, since I love making both of those things, but after seeing this pimped out truck my idea morphed into a fine dining truck that would make the dining more of an experience in the truck rather than just picking your food up from the truck itself.
My brain kicked into high gear today and toyed with the idea of creating a fine dining restaurant on wheels, making the impossible night out possible by bringing the fine dining experience to you. With a mock backdrop of a starry night and some great jazz, you would be able to enjoy the experience of a real date night without leaving the confines of your property.
Food courses, from Amuse Bouche to dessert, would be paired with wine and the food would be presented in a way that would please the eye as well as the palette. I have been using myself as a guinea pig and, so far, the tests have been an overwhelming success. Last night’s meal was bacon wrapped Pork Tenderloin served with spinach, apple, Goat cheese, crushed Pistachios and a Balsamic Reduction and I am confident this dish would be a success. (It was delicious!)
I am still waiting for the lottery Gods to smile favorably upon my new career choice. Reservations are available but may take a few years to come to fruition based on how those lottery numbers match the numbers on my tickets. Until then, I will continue to sample future items to perfect the menu of my food truck and hope my culinary dreams turn into a reality. This truck, if all goes well, may be coming to a neighborhood near you!