Back in August when I interviewed James Cunningham about his role on Eat St, he asked me what food trucks I liked. I had just visited the Frankie Fettuccine Food Truck on Canada Day, and still had their business card in my purse. So I gave James the card and said I liked their Ossobuco Gnocchi Poutine, and thought “maybe they’ll use that truck in an episode some day.”
Fried Gnocchi + Smoked Quebec Curds + Natural Jus = An awesome twist on traditional poutine
Fast forward to September.
I received an email from an Eat St. researcher asking if I would like to attend a filming. They were looking for food bloggers to interview on the show, and since I had previously written about one of the selected trucks they thought I might be a good fit. Of course, that truck was the Frankie Fettuccine Food Truck.
So on September 25, 2013 I had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of the taping of an Eat St. episode. I might not make it into the final cut of the episode, but it was still a fun experience overall. Isn’t funny how Karma works? I don’t know if Eat St. decided to film the Frankie Fettuccine truck because I gave James the card, or if they found them through other means, but it still felt pretty awesome to be a part of that process.
Ok, enough about me, let’s talk about the truck!! The Frankie Fettuccine Food Truck Co. is an Oakville-based food truck run by chefs (and long time friends) Frank Mazzonetto and Anthony Maniccia.
Anthony is on the left, Frankie is on the right.
These guys are working hard to cook high quality Italian food, using fresh, local ingredients. I appreciate that they can take classic comfort foods and elevate them into something special. They are also the first gourmet pasta truck (or pastarig, as they call it) to operate in Canada.
For example, while on set I ate the Lobster “Mac and Cheese”. This flavourful dish combines al dente rotini pasta with big chunks of tender lobster meat, and a creamy cheese sauce. It’s topped with toasted breadcrumbs, chives, and black truffle shavings. Yummy!
By the time I took the picture, all of the sauce had sunk down to the bottom. Sorry!
These guys seem to be doing really well, and they’ve begun to attract some celebrity attention too. Last month they were visited by Chefs Susur Lee and Massimo Capra, which I think is pretty awesome considering they haven’t even been open for a full year yet! I’m sure that Anthony and Frankie will continue to have success in the future, not only because they are making delicious dishes, but also because they both seem to be genuinely friendly and humble.
For more information about this truck, including menu items, please visit: http://www.frankiefett.com or visit their page on Facebook.
Have you visited this truck before? Let me know in the comments!
I have no been paid to write this post, and was not paid to attend the episode filming.
The dish I ate at the shoot was complementary, but all opinions are my own.