Eat Art Truck: Sydney Food Truck with a Side of Art

Queuing for food on a cold Sydney night may not sit well with many but this is precisely what media guests did for the launch of  Eat Art Truck.

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Part of a 12 months trial approved by the City of Sydney, Eat Art Truck is the second food truck to hit the streets delivering freshly-prepared food to hungry Sydney-siders.

Former Tetsuya’s Sous Chef, Stuart McGill, together with former Quay chef, Brenton Balicki have teamed up to bring a range of seasonal dishes described as “progressive street food”, some influenced by McGill’s time in Japan.

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Chef Stuart McGill

You’ll find a barbecue theme in some of the dishes such as the barbecue beef with coleslaw and hot sauce and the tasty hot smoked pulled pork in a soft and sweet bun. Other dishes include Kinpira salad with edamame, Spatchcock Saam with vermicelli and garlic and ‘Annindofu’, a delectable Japanese dessert made with almond mild jelly and seasonal fruits.

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Chicken sembe , crispy chicken peanuts and chilli mayo

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Kinpira Salad with gobo, carrot and edamame; Spatchcock Ssam with schallots, vermicelli and fried garlic

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BBQ Beef in bun with slaw and hot sauce; Hot Smoked Pulled Pork in bun with mustard, cabbage and wild turkey BBQ sauce

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Annindofu, almond milk jelly with seasonal fruit

Dishes are priced from $6 to $12 and will be prepared and cooked by the chefs on the food truck. EAT Juices ($4) include Pear and Rhubarb, Apple and Pomegranate, and Jackfruit and Coconut Halo Halo for the more adventurous.

The custom-made truck is decked out with a state of the art Electrolux kitchen with induction cooktops and combination steam ovens designed to make their work efficient in the limited space.

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Chef Stuart McGill

Eat Art Truck is the only truck that fuses food with art. Prominent artists will be showcasing their work live on one side of the truck for a period of one month. A central and removable portion of the artwork will feature at an exhibition at the end of the 12 months trial.

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Live art

Renowned street artist Tim Phibs created a colourful canvas on the truck which attracted onlookers drawn by the paint fumes in the night air. Phibs’ work is seen around Melbourne and Sydney and has been acquired by the National Gallery of Australia.

Media guests enjoyed a selection of dishes from the more extensive menu and tasted fresh juices against the colourful backdrop of Vivid Sydney festival and the projections on the Sydney Opera House.

Photographs from the media launch below:

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Artist Phibs at work

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Art by Phibs

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L-R: Jeremy Yang, Brenton Balicki (Chef), Stuart McGill (Chef), Mo Moubayed (Owner)

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Eat Art Truck began trading on May 23rd, 2012 and will be operating at the following sites:  Queens Square in Sydney CBD, Hyde Park in Sydney CBD, Belmore Park in Haymarket, Victoria Park in Camperdown, Federal Park in Glebe, Sydney Park in Alexandria, Macquarie Place in Sydney CBD, Customs House Forecourt in Sydney CBD, Pitt Street Mall in Sydney CBD.

The truck will be serving shifts from 6 – 9pm and 9pm – midnight on various nights, and on weekends, midnight – 3am. You can follow their locations on Twitter and Facebook.
UPDATE 12 Sept 2012: Eat Art Truck, has announced that they will open TruckStop, on September 26, 2012 at Beach Road Hotel Bondi, Level 2,71 Beach Road, Bondi Beach.

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Eat Art Truck media launch was held on Tuesday 29 May 2012 at Dawes Point, Sydney.

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Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.