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Luxembourg is no exception to the food trucks craze, with numerous concepts that roam the roads all year round to satisfy food lovers, as well as dedicated organised festivals. A few kilometres from us, in Nancy, the starred Chef Charles Coulombeau (La Maison dans le Parc) has jumped into this “street food” adventure by opening Izakaya, a food truck with Japanese flavours. We tell you all about it.
When starred restaurants embrace street food
- Izakaya in Nancy – Chef Charles Coulombeau
When local products from Lorraine are mixed with Japanese references, the result is Izakaya, a food truck nestled in the heart of Nancy. In the truck, you will find the team of starred Chef Charles Coulombeau (La Maison dans le Parc). “I send a cook from the restaurant as some sort of quality guarantor, and alongside him, we have put together a dedicated and highly motivated team,” the Chef explained. “Our aim was to offer different street food products, prepared with refined products and organic vegetables while bringing a Japanese touch”, explains the Chef (editor’s note: the Chef worked for some time in Japan with a Japanese Chef).
On the menu, you will be able to taste a veal burger from Lorraine with shochu, fermented vegetables “tsukemono”, a fish burger with fennel kimchi, brownie with soy sauce or wasabi yoghurt… and every day at lunchtime, a dish of the day with Japanese inspiration. As you may have guessed, all of these proposals are an invitation to a gourmet escape and to an awakening of the senses through your taste buds.
In terms of organisation, you can pre-order your dish online, and pick it up at the food truck location (5 locations from Tuesday to Saturday). A great idea for a weekend of culinary discovery, to be combined with a visit to Nancy!
Other food trucks designed by Michelin-starred Chefs to discover during a gourmet getaway in France:
- Holydogs in Lille – Chef Thibaut Gamba
Hot dogs made from local sausages and flavoured with homemade spices and vegetables fermented in the Holydogs laboratories.
- Croq’ Michel in Paris – Chef Michel Sarran
“Real” croque-monsieur prepared with two slices of toasted bread, flavoured with a variety of different ingredients, and the Chef’s final touch: grilled with duck fat. Absolutely delicious!
- Pic-up Truck in Valence – Chef Anne-Sophie Pic
Burgers prepared by the teams of the most starred female Chef in France (8 stars, no less)! Her food truck travels the roads around Valence, and can also be booked for private events.
Food truck festivals Luxembourg
EAT IT, the unmissable festival for gourmets and food lovers, returns this year on the 1st and 2nd of April.
This open-air event will host food trucks all over the parvis des Rotondes on Saturday from 12pm to 10pm and on Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. With free admission, you’ll be able to taste recipes prepared by, among others, Aor Thai Purple truck, De Reiskocher, Las Maracas or La Charrette Gourmande (delicious pancakes). Whether you are a committed meat lover, flexitarian or vegan, there is something for everyone!
And good news! Another gourmet festival, YUMM, will be taking place in May ( 13th and 14th of May) on the Place de l’Europe to delight our taste buds in a relaxed atmosphere. The perfect opportunity to discover a selection of street food from all over Europe.
Find here our selection of Luxembourgish food trucks to discover itinerant gastronomy all year long.