The Excitement Builds as Laurita’s First 2015 Food Truck Event Approaches
Join us May 16 and 17 as food and wine lovers throughout the state will unite at Laurita Winery for our first gourmet Food Truck event of 2015. Don’t miss out on this unique trend that is sweeping the nation. The event will bring over 20 different gourmet food trucks to one of the most scenic settings in New Jersey.
In 1872, a vendor named Walter Scott cut windows into a small covered wagon and parked it in front of a local newspaper office in Providence, R.I. Sitting on a box inside, he sold sandwiches, pies and coffee to journalists and pressmen working the late shift. “Lunch wagons,” as food trucks were then known, soon spread. In the late 1880s, a former lunch-counter boy named Thomas H. Buckley, based in Worcester, Mass., started manufacturing his own. They came in different models: One was called the Owl; another was the White House Cafe. Many had colored windows and other noisy ornaments, as well as sinks, refrigerators and cooking stoves. In 1892, he introduced the Tile Wagon — with silver carriage lamps and brass spittoons, plate-glass mirrors and fine mosaics. The lunch truck would later lose its wheels, turning first into an immobile dining car in the early 1900s and then the modern diner.
Lunch trucks once represented the nadir of culinary achievement, conjuring up images of withered hot dogs and hygienically-challenged kebabs. Today, even some chefs from five-starred eateries are migrating into a sector of the food business that seems particularly well suited for this economy. For would-be restaurateurs, launching a culinary truck requires far less start-up capital than a brick-and-mortar restaurant.
This is a weekend that will satisfy food and wine enthusiasts and discerning palates with a taste-tingling array of global cuisine. Bring your lawn chairs and beach blankets to enjoy the festivities on Laurita Winery’s rolling grassy slopes, many terraces and pergolas overlooking 40 cultivated acres of vineyards, or stake your spot in the adjacent Wine Garden, a cool, shaded area with a children’s playground and several entertainment stages. Live entertainment and complimentary vineyard wagon tours are offered both days as well. Incredible firework displays on both Saturday and Sunday evenings…enjoy this amazing show with your family and friends!
Come taste the many delights that await at the Laurita Food Trucks, Fire Pits and Fire Works Event on May 16 and 17. Don’t miss out on our beautiful estate vineyard referred to as “God’s country”. Come build wonderful memories with our family at Laurita…one empanada at a time!