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Food trucks have become a popular alternative to classic restaurants, and today they can be found in several cities across the country (and world), serving anything from mac and cheese to cupcakes. Earlier this year, select airports started to add food trucks to their selection of dining options. Now, the mobile kitchen idea has found a new location: the golf course.
As a collaboration between renowned chef José Andrés and Dorado Beach Resort & Club in Puerto Rico, a food truck opened today, Nov. 25, at the resort’s golf course.
"Today’s golfers have come to expect innovative and elevated dining experience and the golf course should be no exception. The days of a peanut butter cracker, bag of chips or pretzels or simple tuna sandwich are over. Golfers want and deserve more. Eating has to be fun, especially in the golf course," said chef Andrés.
After opening his restaurant Mi Casa at the Dorado Beach Resort, Andrés teamed up with the hotel staff, headed by chef José Shamil Cedeño, and created a new, exciting menu to be served at the golf course’s 19th hole. The food truck offers a separate breakfast menu and lighter bites and sandwiches for lunch and dinner, as well as a selection of beverages including sangria, coconut water, Arnold Palmers, and fresh juices. Sample menu items include "bikinis" (ham and cheese sandwich) with serrano ham and manchego cheese and the option of an additional egg for breakfast; the DBR burger with ground rib-eye, lettuce, tomato, pickled red onions, and Spanish tomato ketchup on a brioche bun for lunch; and small bites such as shrimp, crab, stone crab, or oyster cocktail, served with plantain chips.
The food truck is also available for catering and private parties within the golfing community. Future plans for this new food concept include an enhanced hole-by-hole food cart and specially designed cocktails.