Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wine & Food Truck Pairing Event - 02/28/2012

About a month ago, I had the opportunity to try out a bunch of DC-area food trucks, wine, and spend time with other food bloggers at the Wine and Frood Truck Pairing Event.  This was especially exciting for me, since I don't work in DC and therefore don't often get the opportunity to try out the food trucks.  It was great to hear each food truck owner present their dish, you could tell that they had a passion for their food and the whole food truck community in general.  An added bonus was that the event was held in the National Press Club, where I had never been to before.

The event was fun and delicious - I hope there's more food truck events like this in the future!

Here's all of the food from the night - enjoy!


1st Course: The Big Cheese
Mt. Fuji Grilled Cheese 
w/ Mt. Tam Brie, Fuji Apple, Honey on Multigrain
Paired with Prosecco, Zardetto, 'Brut', Veneto, Italy NV

2nd Course: Go Fish!
Capitol Crab Cake with Homemade Tomato Tartar on Potato Roll
Paired w/ Bordeaux Blanc, Chateau Ducasse, Graves, Bordeaux, France 2010

3rd Course: Lemongrass
Vermicelli Noodles with Lemongrass Chicken
Paired w/ Albarino, Licia, Rias Baixas, Spain 2010

3rd Course (continued): Lemongrass
Slow Roasted Pork Taco
Paired w/ a lovely Pinot Noir that was not listed on the menu :o)

4th Course: DC Empanadas
La Venganza de Tio Shawn – Chipotle Chicken, Onions, Garlic, Black Beans, Monterrey Jack Cheese, Corn. This empanada was not the one that was listed on the menu, so I'm pretty sure it was this one.
Paired w/ Malbec, Catena Vista Flores, Tupungato, Argentina 2009

5th Course: BBQ Bus
Smoked & Braised Boneless Beef Short Ribs with Black Cherry Molasses BBQ Sauce and Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
Paired w/ Shiraz, Shoofly, McLaren Vale, Australia 2010

6th Course: Curbside Cupcake
Chocolate Delight Cupcakes
Chocolate City Beer's Cerveza Nacional Dark Vienna Lager

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