During his time working at Fraser Café, Paul Bergeron began cooking up a plan to start his own food truck. He envisioned bringing creative, made-from-scratch restaurant food to the streets. He had watched his friend Jacqueline Jolliffe develop a brisk daily business with Stone Soup Foodworks, serving a constantly changing menu of fresh homemade soups, chilis, and tacos at festivals and on the University of Ottawa campus. Eventually he’d like to find a regular spot to park and cook in the truck year-round.

Relish ... the flavour
Relish ... the flavour
Relish ... the flavour
Relish ... the flavour
Relish ... the flavour
Relish ... the flavour
Relish ... the flavour
Relish ... the flavour
Foods from Relish ... the flavour

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2012 Jun 10
Jerk chicken with Masa Cake

Sorry about the bad pics...:S

2012 Jun 10
I drove to Westfest just to try the food at Relish truck and it was worth it.

Ordered the Smoke trout...i am a big fan gaucamole and it was perfect leaving nice junks of Avocados and the bacon was a nice touch which i never would of thought. Jerk chicken plate was delicious, flavours were all there however like cardamom mentioned above, could of use some eat but my partner was happy with it since she`s not a big fan of spicy stuff, overall this was well done and i will definitely be back...seriously, i was soooo happy eating quality food from a food truck...just like in NYC.

Also met Paul the owner, very nice guy...offered me and the gf a table in the back to indulge this great food oh and spot for the dog. I really wish him the best. Permanent location is still TBD.

2012 Jun 9
Tried the Relish truck for lunch today and appreciated having such a tasty and healthy option at Westfest, albeit more expensive than some other places. We had the smoked trout and bacon guacamole with cumin chips ($7), masa cakes with jerk chicken and mango-apple salsa ($9) and mini doughnuts ($4, I think). The smoked trout in the guac was surprisingly good. It imparted a nice smokiness but wasn't fishy, as I'd kind of feared. I wished the chips had more of a cumin flavour, but they had a nice texture and went great with the guac. The masa dish was also good. The jerk is not very spicy (at all), so if you like it hot, perhaps there's a way to ask them to spice things up - not sure. But the flavour was good, chicken wasn't dry, and the salsa was a refreshing addition in the heat. I liked the masa cakes too. They're small coins of dense corn bread, but more of the Latin American (and I imagine Caribbean?) variety. The doughnuts (3 Timbit-sized balls) were perfect little bites of summery goodness with the strawberry sauce.

When I first read the descriptions of what they'd be serving, it seemed overly complicated. But the food itself is simple, summer fare. I get the sense they're playing it a bit safe with the flavours (e.g., could amp up the spice) but I'd frequent this truck if it was nearby.

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