Food truck phenomenon returns to WillaKenzie
For the second year in a row, WillaKenzie Estate is inviting an array of local food trucks to showcase their cuisine alongside award-winning Willamette Valley wines. Beginning Memorial Weekend, visitors will be able to enjoy culinary delights from places like Tamale Boy, 3 Guys Grilling, Big Tony Brown and the winner of Best in Show at the Portland Food Cart Festival—Phat Cart.
Portland’s food cart phenomenon has become so popular that some trucks have a following similar to that of a five-star dining establishment on a Saturday night. So the idea to pair pinot gris with tamales (an eclectic favorite example of WillaKenzie Estate’s Brand Ambassador Claudia Bowers) is a perfect opportunity to marry the unhurried feel of their scenic setting with top notch food options.
Food Truck Weekends was a popular event last year and, even as WillaKenzie rolls out their second season, other wineries are inviting carts of every cuisine imaginable to serve up in their little slices of heaven. Barbeque, Thai, Mexican—you’re craving it, wineries are bringing it.
With cooked-to-order food available on site, guests can linger longer at WillaKenzie pairing vineyard views and Burgundian pinot noirs with wood-fired pizza, smoked delicacies by Ember & Vine and Venezuelan comfort food like chicken, beef or vegetarian patacones.
Memorial Weekend promises to deliver an exciting open house, accompanied by blues band Soul Expression, three food carts and sweets from The Chocolate Maker’s Studio.
Food Truck Weekend continues every weekend through October 2016. For more information, go to www.willakenzie.com.
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