Cool weather did not stop hundreds from enjoying delicious food from Saturday’s Food Truck Festival held at the Lake Elsinore Outlets.
The event got under way at noon sharp and concluded at about 5 p.m.
The event featured 21 gourmet food trucks and was organized by Cliff Young, an award-winning restaurateur and host of the “Out to Eat” series on PBS.
“I really pick the vendors I like,” Young told Patch Saturday afternoon. “We have 2,700 food trucks (in California), all of these trucks I enjoy.”
Young has been a restaurant guide for 35 years.
“One, I love these food trucks and I did not want to keep driving into LA to find them and two, this is how I pay for my TV show,” Young said.
The following food trucks were on hand: Bacon Mania, Bollywood Bites, Cambalache’s Gourmet, Chubby’s, The Gastrobus, M.O.E. Eggrolls and Deli, Mustache Mike’s Italian Ice, Oooh La La Crepes, Pearson’s Louisiana Cajun Food, Pierogi Truck, Ragin’ Cajun, SoCal New Orleans Style Sno Balls, Suite 106 Cupcakery, Two for the Road, Vizzi Visionary Cuisine, WTF (Where’s the Fire) Gourmet Pizza, Slap Yo Mama Soul Food, Calbi Fusion Tacos & Burritos, White Rabbit Original Filipino Fusion, Me So Hungry sliders and burgers, and Cousin’s Maine Lobster.
“This is not your typical food truck festival,” Young said. “This event (offered) cutting-edge culinary flavors from chefs who want to take your palette on a journey you won't soon forget. You've got an unbelievable festival of haute cuisine you don’t want to miss.”
Admission to the Food Truck Festival was originally $10, but was cut to $5 and was free to children 6 and under.