Bruschetta food truck at Velo Vino -Clif Family Winery in St. Helena
What a fantastic idea and why haven’t more wineries thought of this? A food truck parked outside your tasting room? What a bonanza for the Clif Family Winery. The Clif Family calls their food truck the Bruschetteria and features a Northern Italian-inspired menu of farm fresh bruschetta, spiedini, salads, rotisserie chicken and sweet treats. Several of our wine friends and devoted readers asked if we had tried the Bruschetteria. We’d tried once on a Monday, but just our luck that was the truck’s day of rest. Last Sunday, we connected and a had fun time sharing three different bruschettas while sipping a refreshing dry Riesling produced by the Clif Family Winery. Ever since the Bruschetteria food truck opened a few months ago, Clif has seen a big increase in wine country travelers to their tasting room.
There are a few ways the food truck works. The simplest, you order your food from the truck. While waiting for your order, you select a table either inside the tasting room or outside in the garden patio. You order a class of wine from the tasting room, and by then you should have your delicious bruschetta. There were three to choose from on the menu on our visit: The Pomodoro, the Funghi, and the Porchetta. We ordered one of each, but two would have plenty for the three of us to share. Tasting room guests can also enjoy a bruschetta wine and food pairing between 12 and 4pm. For $30 a person, three glasses of wine are served with three different bruschettas. Lastly, bicycle tours can pre-arrange food from the Bruschetteria truck for a buffet-style experience. All in all, it is a fun and casual way to dine in the Napa Valley.
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