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! I 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.
And the best part? The toffee crust was thin, beautifully set, and cracked exactly the way it was supposed to. See for yourself.
ps2. More food trucks!