Vintage fast-food trucks roll into Torremolinos
The Plaza La Nogalera in Torremolinos became the scene of yet another cultural extravaganza last weekend, when the town presented a three-day gastronomic and musical event under the heading of the ‘FoodTrucks Xperience’.
The event, which began on Friday 29 July and continued until Sunday 31, highlighted ten vintage-style trucks that offered a variety of foods traditionally served at festivals and fairs around the world.
The ‘best chefs on wheels’ delighted customers with their gourmet creations of popular fast food dishes and the visitors tucked into spicy Frankfurt sausages of all shapes and sizes, as well as home-made burgers that had a distinctive twist.
More than three-thousand people attended the inauguration of this unique culinary festival, which offered a variety of dishes at prices that ranged from three to eight euros.
José Ortiz, mayor of Torremolinos, and Aida Blanes, the councillor for culture, were among the visitors keen to sample the cuisine during the first night of the festival.
The FoodTruck Xperience presented vehicles such as caravans, trucks and buses decorated in the traditional styles of the countries they represented, and tourists and locals consumed mouth-watering creations whilst enjoying a jamboree of live music performed from a stage erected on the roof of a traditional American school bus.
The main square was fitted out with a central bar offering refreshments in an area shaded with the colourful umbrellas that were used for the recent Festival of Cultures.
The town hall had installed tables and chairs under the shade of the rainbow-effect awning and visitors were able to enjoy the proceedings, while protected from the burning rays of the summer sun.
The bandstand in the square was reserved for the younger visitors, and along with a massive bouncy castle, the children were entertained with magic shows, games and face painting.
The laid-back music of the ‘Soul Trend Project’ got the crowd jiving on Saturday night, and the popular Mexican band, ‘DeVille’, who gave an electrifying performance of soul infused rock music from the roof of the nostalgic yellow bus, brought the second night to an exciting climax.
The food festival continued from midday on Sunday and the soaring temperatures did not deter the hordes of hungry visitors: the food trucks were kept busy with a steady flow of customers throughout the day.
The ‘Super Grooves’ supplied Sundays music, and the funky rock and roll of this popular Malaga band brought the curtain down on the first edition of this new gastronomical event.
Approximately seven-thousand people attended the fair over the course of the weekend and the event proved to be another successful function in the town’s current ‘Torremolinos Culture Summer’ project.source surinenglish