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Homestead al Gusto: The First-Ever Food Truck Chef's Challenge (Photos)

Homestead Main Street organized Homestead al Gusto, a food truck festival this past weekend that included a chef's challenge. Local farmer's donated veggies from their first crop and the food truck chefs picked out which ones they wanted. Then they had exactly one hour to prepare a dish worthy of the title Homestead al Gusto Champion. The winner would receive a plaque from the Mayor of Homestead himself.

Short Order was there to take it all in and describe it in pictures.


It was a close race but the winner was Palate Party Food Truck. Their winning plate was a surf and turf yellow snapper with romesco sauce over haricot vert. The dish had eggplant stuffed with cotija cheese and breadcrumbs, with a main of perfectly cooked lamb sitting on top of chard, wilted basil and bok choy.

As for the event, it was masterfully orchestrated. Expect the next one to be held in February, surely with even more produce.

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