I love fine dining and the whole experience that encompasses that high level of service and food. However, it is no secret that I am obsessed with food trucks. That is why I am always keeping an eye out for when new ones are opening so I can try them out. A few weeks ago, I heard about Il Furgone, an Italian food truck created by executive chef Pedro Padilla whose past work experience includes being the sous chef of Uvvas Restaurant at the gorgeous Hosteria del Mar and chef at the now defunct Olive at the Olive Boutique Hotel.
The menu features subs, a variety of pastas, risottos, and salads. As I browsed the menu, one item clearly stood out: the Skirt Steak with House Risotto with Bacon, Poached Egg, Avocado, and Herb Sauce. You read correctly my friends. Bacon, risotto and a poached egg! It is like breakfast on steroids! I was instantly besotted.
I like my skirt steak cooked to medium. Most places I go to get it wrong and burn my meat into a flavorless shoe sole a.k.a medium-well. Thankfully, this was not an issue at Il Furgone since my meat arrived perfectly cooked. I took a moment to behold the beautifully poached egg that sat on top of the creamy and slightly zesty rice. I cracked the egg with my fork and watched the oozing egg yolk drip down unto the rice. What a beautiful sight! Food porn indeed. I mixed all the ingredients up with the flavor packed skirt steak and proceeded to go to town on the dish. Each bite was a delight. A definite must have when visiting Il Furgone.
Il Furgone features a comfortable seating area ideal for enjoying your meal. The menu has something for everyone and the prices are great considering the high quality of the food you are receiving. I got my eye on the Roasted Pork Loin with Mamposteao Risotto, so I plan to go back very soon to try it out. Don’t want to cook on Thursday or Friday night? No worries. On those two days Il Furgone closes at 8:00 p.m. Just in time to take it home, sit down, and binge on Netflix or simply enjoy a great dinner at a reasonable price prior to heading out for the night. I hope you take the time to support this business. I promise you won’t regret it.