When you think of the Four Seasons or the Beverly Wilshire, what comes to mind? Paparazzi, luxe accommodations and a sizable tab, right?
A food truck is nowhere in the picture -- at least it wasn't, until now.
The Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is launching a food truck tour, and it hits the road Sept. 16. The truck, called FS Taste Truck, will make the rounds in California, Arizona and New Mexico.
The truck menu will vary depending on which hotel location is manning the truck. The Beverly Wilshire truck, led by the hotel's executive chef Gilles Arzur, will make stops at the downtown L.A. Art Walk on Oct. 10, Abbot Kinney in Venice on Oct. 11, Santa Monica Food Truck Alley on Oct. 12 and the Beverly Hills Farmers Market on Oct. 13. The menu will consist of beef hearts, aji huancaina, ahi tuna, grilled octopus, beef and carrot cromesqui, steak salad, salmon salad, chocolate Rodeo Cronets and more.
Chef Ashley James will create offerings when the Four Seasons L.A. at Beverly Hills takes over the truck with stops at Sony Studios on Oct. 14, the Pacific Design Center on Oct. 15, and the Red Bull headquarters in Santa Monica on Oct. 16. James will prepare kalbi, or short rib, quesadillas with Oaxaca cheese, shrimp tostadas with chipotle remoulade, traditional tres leche cake with Mexican chocolate ice cream, as well as traditional British fish and chips and Argentine empanadas.
Prices will range from $4 to $12.
A portion of the proceeds from the tour will be donated to Chefs to End Hunger, a charity that redistributes excess food from hotels and restaurants.
"We want to keep our chefs engaged in something that is very relevant and the food truck movement fits the bill," Guy Rigby, vice president of food and beverage of the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in the U.S., said in an announcement. "It's fun, unexpected and will foster the notion that Four Seasons does things differently."