Meals on Wheels - the Brulee Cart

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt's a food truck. That sells crème brûlée. Honestly I could stop right there. But I won't.

Only a couple of weeks old, the Brûlée Cart debuted amid the patio lights, floating flamingos and historic buildings of Trailer Park, a weekend gathering of food trucks in the Village Melbourne precinct.

Village Melbourne is the relatively-new kid on the old Belgian Beer Cafe block, on St Kilda Road. There's food and wine, music, theatre, comedy and special events a-plenty. And on weekends throughout August and September, there's a curated gathering of food trucks! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI took myself and my taste buds down to Trailer Park on the weekend and joined the line for a takeout tub of burnt cream of my very own. The flavour choices were classic French vanilla, nutella and strawberry, and salted caramel. Apparently they change regularly. After not a little internal debate, I chose the salted caramel.

They pulled out a blowtorch and set the toffee then and there while I watched, and followed it up with a generous grind of black rock-salt to finish things off. That added nice little bit of theatre to the usual food truck experience, I thought.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOh and the dessert itself was sublime. The custard was sweet and sloppy (just the way I like it) and full of flavour.

And the best part? The toffee crust was thin, beautifully set, and cracked exactly the way it was supposed to. See for yourself.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAps. The Brûlée Cart was put on the road through crowdfunding. It's such a clever world we live in these days, don't you think?

ps2. More food trucks!

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