'Game of Thrones' food trucks heading to L.A. and N.Y.
Gentlemen, start your squab! George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels are not only coming to HBO, as the series "Game of Thrones." They're coming to a food truck near you. And with TV food mensch Tom Colicchio behind the menu, it sounds entirely delicious.
The "Game of Thrones" food truck menu includes squab (known commonly as pigeon) cooked in sweet wine and grape juice seved with corn fritters. "We didn't want to do the obvious, didn't want to do beef," Colicchio says. In addition to squab, the food trucks will be serving rabbit and a head cheese dish -- providing ample "A Song of Ice and Fire" authenticity. The menu also includes a terrifically creepy looking black fish stew, which includes shrimp, scallops and lobster. So: yum.
The dishes are geared for the different regions described in the novels. "These are things that are right out of the book," Colicchio says. "Every night we'll have lemon cakes out on the truck." (I haven't yet read them: Is lemon cake a big deal?)
Apparently, food trucks aren't the ideal vehicle for the cooking styles of the Middle Ages. "If I really could do it, I would have whole goats roasting on a spit," Colicchio says. But a roasted goat and spit -- in a truck, just too awkward.
HBO's series begins April 17; the food trucks are hitting the streets in advance. They will be found in New York from March 28 to April 1, and in Los Angeles from April 4 to April 8. Each night, they will have just 300 servings of the "Game of Thrones" food. To find them, follow Game of Thrones on Twitter.
-- Carolyn Kellogg