Monday, November 12, 2012
Food truck review: Customers would “slap a baby” for more Pompeii
Babies can't eat meatball subs anyway.
“That was so good I’d slap a baby to get more!” That’s how one customer summed up his first taste from Pompeii Food Truck.
Get ready, Dallas. True gourmet Italian cuisine comes to the local food truck scene with the upcoming debut of Pompeii Food Truck. Unless you make the road trip to San Antonio for the DFW Invades San Antonio event this weekend, you’ll have to wait to experience the totally Explosive Italian Cuisine that is all Chef Audra all the time! The menu features items all dressed up in special touches that make each dish a reflection of the chef. Here’s a peek at the debut menu.
If you are looking for something light or a great start to a full course meal, the Insalata de Caprese is a fresh and flavorful beginning. This one kicks the bar up a notch visually offering an enticing rainbow of red, yellow, and white colors. The cool refreshing flavors of red & yellow cherry tomatoes tossed with cubed mozzarella, and drizzled with an olive oil and balsamic glaze dance across the taste buds like a smooth waltz, fresh and flowing and entertaining. Ahhhhh!
There’s a lot of grilled cheese sandwiches on the market, but you’ve got to try the Mozzarella in Carrozza, the Italian version of this classic. Add just the right amount of salami, prosciutto, and both mozzarella and provolone cheese. Cut it into triangles, lightly batter and then lightly pan fry it!! Serve it up with a luscious marinara sauce that is created from scratch and you’ve got a hit with anyone from 8 to 80.
It’s not often that a sauce gets its own comments, but the marinara sauce on Pompeii is MAHVELOUS, darling!! It is a blend of a few simple fresh ingredients built up from a red wine base that results in a tantalizing, full flavor. How good is it? It was so good I drank the leftovers so not a drop was wasted!!
Another item flying off the truck tonight is the Arancini. The outside is a lovely crunchy golden brown that results from deep frying the lightly battered ball of risotto, mozzarella, and sausage. The crunch gives way to the creamiest, smoothest risotto you can imagine and then, BOOM, you hit a center of mozzarella and sausage. The medley of textures and flavors are so pleasing you just smile ... and then take another bite, dip in the marinara, and bite again.
If you have man-sized hunger to satisfy, then you want the meatball sub. I personally think that MAHVELOUS MARINARA SAUCE is the secret to how great this meatball sandwich tastes, but you may think it is the house made meatballs, the gooey mozzarella, or maybe the parmesan pasta on top. Or maybe it’s ALL OF IT!! This meatball sub, served up on a soft hoagie bun, is ready to take on all challengers.
No Italian menu is complete without spaghetti. This one is classic, it also features that MAHVALOUS MARINARA SAUCE, but the surprising treat is the sausage. It’s crispy!
Pompeii made a soft opening debut at the DFW Invades San Antonio food truck event the weekend of November 10-11 to raise money to Conquer Chiara. The truck was built by Cruising Kitchens, a San Antonio truck converter that also operates the Boardwalk on Bulverde Food Truck Park. Pompeii will be joined by DFW trucks Good Karma Kitchen, NAMMI, Easy Slider, Slushworks, and Drifting Bistro. A last minute addition to the Dallas contingent was Cool Haus. They were joined by 10 San Antonio trucks. The plan is for this to be an annual event and paired with a companion event in Dallas, with San Antonio sending representatives to participate.
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