Wicked Wiches, Two Asians and a Grill, Tasty Stacy and Maggie on the Move. Each truck was cook a dish using wine provided by Stark Raving, which was also the wine paired with each dish. Sounds awesome right? How much? Completely free. Each attendee received 2 tokens which would give them two full plates from the four food trucks. All they asked was for a donation benefiting Meals on Wheels.
Oh and Little old me was asked to be a judge for the event, along with two other Tampa Food Bloggers, Leslie (Dash of Les) and Blaire (Dreaming Ingredients)!
Little Blog Dress). I almost sent her to voicemail but I felt the need to brag that I was about to go on stage with Joel Stein. I didn't get the words out of my mouth as I hear "I AM ENGAGED!!!". So of course I promptly start crying like a baboon. Dar and her and her fiance have been dating for nearly 8 years and I have waited a long time to hear those words come out of her mouth.
Time to dry my tears of happiness and go on stage with Joel Stein. As happy as I was to be here at this moment, I really wish I had a jet to take me to Daytona so I could celebrate with my friends.
Course 1 was by Maggie on the Move. Stark Raving Lamb-Marinated Lamb kabobs over grilled asparagus and toasted almond couscous, village salad and baklava. It was amazing and I love this new food truck.
Course 2 was by Tasty Stacy. I am familiar with Stacy as she has parked at my office a few times over the past year. Her food was always delicious and I couldn't wait to see what she had for us: Homemade manicotti with Stacy's tomato sauce made with Stark Raving Cab, a tarralle made with Stark Raving Red, and a showstopping caprese stack with a balsamic and a Stark Raving Malbec glaze.
As if that wasn't enough, Tasty Stacy also presented us with a jaw dropping intense cookie. If you ever see Tasty Stacy's food truck, stop whatever you are doing and get yourself one of these cookies.
Course 3 was from Two Asians and a Grill who made us a traditional Korean beef dish called Bul-gogi, with a CAB wine paring twist. This was a very nice dish with great flavor. I was very impressed with this food truck. I look forward to trying more of their dishes!
Finally Course 4 by Wicked Wiches who happened to be the very first food truck I ever ate from in my life. They were at my office twice a week for a long duration of time. I became very familiar with their food and was always impressed with their creative take on food. Of course they came with their guns: Stark Raving 'Red' Mango Pulled Pork, A Cuban Philly Cheese (OMG), a Stark Raving 'White' Lobster Poutine (Double OMG), and a Blackberry 'Malbec' Hibiscus Gourmet Popsicle.
And the winner goes to....drum roll please.....
Wicked Wiches!! $2,000 was donated to Meals on Wheels and overall this was an amazing night (I know I already said that). I left very full and a little tipsy with a giant smile on my face. Good times!