This weekend was a feeding frenzy. Saturday was the First Annual Palm Springs Food Truck Festival or FAPSFTF!
Our VIP tickets (Thank you Debra and Ricardo!) allowed a 10am entrance to the festival. Brunch was on! We set upon a plan of sampling as much variety as we could by sharing everything. A couple bites each was our strategy.
Like most meals, we began with an appetizer. Debra chose the truffled popcorn with fig and basil. Since I’m a sucker for anything truffled, I loved it. The chewy bits of fig added a nice textural contrast to the popcorn and the fresh zing of basil.
For the uninitiated, like I was before ordering, poutine is a Québécoise style of piling all sorts of goodness atop French Fries. Mine had cheese and thin strips of bul kogi beef and a spicy remoulade.
Round two found us at Ludo Lefebvre’s truck. You may remember him from Bravo’s Top Chef. His food truck is the one with the big red coq.
Yum, I said yum! The chicken was a accompanied by a flaky buttermilk biscuit drizzled with lavender honey.
With our stomachs filled, we decided on a palette cleanser. We headed over to Ice Ice Shavie for hip (hop) shave ice.
We tried two of their signature ices – Hammer Thyme, a concoction of strawberry, lemon and fresh thyme and a Slim Shavie which was pineapple, lemon and jalapeno. Both were refreshing and their names worth a chuckle.
Shortly thereafter, an afternoon nap was in order.