Pop-ups and food trucks, two of the biggest trends from 2010, collide at Breadbar in Century City. It’s been a while since the last Hatchi event, remember those temporary dining experiences curated by local and imported talent? Each chef prepared eight courses, priced at $8 a pop, based on his/her theme of choice. The dinners seemed to fare so well that management eventually launched a spinoff called Hatchi Mix, a similar event that featured eight cocktails priced at $8 each.
Anyway, here now comes Hatchi Truck Stop, Breadbar’s newest temporary dining experiment drawing in chefs from some of this city’s most popular mobile vendors. Here’s how this thing is going to work. Each food truck chef decamps from his/her mobile vehicle and, just like before, hops into the Breadbar kitchen to prepare eight courses priced at $8 each. Also like before, Hatchi Truck Stop dinners are held on the last Thursday of every month, from 6-10PM, but this time around eager fans have the opportunity to score 24 hour advanced access to a dinner reservation by becoming a fan of Breadbar’s Facebook page.
Up first please welcome chefs Ryan Harkins and Matthew Chernus of the rock ‘n roll inspired Grill ‘Em All burger truck who plan to prepare the following: Molson© Beer and Cheese Soup with Frisée, Lardons, and a Bacon Vinaigrette; “Behemoth Style” Meatballs with BBQ Sauce, Bacon, Smoked Cheddar, and Funyuns® Onion Flavored Rings; Duck Confit Poutine with Wisconsin Cheese Curds and Rosemary; Foie Gras and Fig-Stuffed Pierogi with White Truffle Crème Fraîche; and Peanut Butter and Jelly Three Ways—Canapé, Ravioli, and Shot. To drink umboldt County’s Lost Coast Brewery will be serving its signature microbrews.
Here’s who else has signed on to play down the line:
Great Balls on Tires | Thursday, April 28
Rokyo Gourmet Ramen Truck | Thursday, May 26
Dim Sum Truck | Thursday, June 30
Frysmith | Thursday, July 28
Gastrobus | Thursday, August 25
No Tomatoes! | Thursday, September 29
Papa’s Tapas | Thursday, November 17