Sasha Piltser and Alex DiGregorio opened their Italian food trailer 3 months ago. Sasha has a passion for food trailers and was writing for Austin Food Trailers while Alex worked as an editor. They honed into Alex\’s Italian roots, Sasha\’s knack for entertaining and along with their collective joy of cooking they began their next venture, Gregorio\’s Food Trailer. The company name pays homage to Alex\’s grandfather that once owned a pizzeria named Gregorio\’s in New York. The trailer is located in the recently opened Midway Food Park. The welcoming park has ample tables, a playscape for the kiddos and air conditioned bathrooms.
I recently attended a complimentary Blogger\’s dinner hosted by Gregorio\’s and I was pleased with their hospitality and enthusiasm. Upon arrival Sasha graciously greeted us and invited us to chat with her as she busily prepped food. With Sasha\’s great energy and infectious smile I instantly felt at home.
|Sasha Greeting Guests|
We started our Italian culinary tour with a classic Caprese salad and an antipasti plate which paired nicely with both Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio. This is the perfect light bite during the summer heat.
The antipasti platter is available on their catering menu. The antipasti platter was made up of creamy brie, hearty salami, prosciutto, olives and fresh red grapes.
The owners use basil grown in their home garden for the delicious Caprese salad. Not pictured is the rosemary infused olive oil with rosemary also grown from their garden. The olive oil went nicely with the soft bread served along with the antipasti plate.
Our second stop was crispy pan seared ravioli with marinara sauce. I found this appetizer savory and the the sauce had a nice rich flavor. Italian can be heavy in the summer heat but these raviolis felt light enough for a summer appetizer. A typical serving is 6 pieces.
|Raviolo with Marinara|
For the main course we had our choice of chicken Parmesan or eggplant Parmesan. While I do enjoy eggplant I opted for the protein. They kindly brought our meal out boxed up as the sprinkles quickly turned into rain yet most of us stuck it out as the rain only added to the ambiance. The firm chicken Parmesan was balanced nicely by the marinara sauce.
We ended the meal with some Austin \”famous cheesecake\” from their friends and neighbor the Celia Jacobs Cheesecake Experience also located at Midway Food Park.
|Celia Jacobs Cheesecake Experience Trailer|
Wow their cheesecake truly stands up to its name! The owners of the cheesecake trailer brought out 3 mini cheesecakes to sample in a cute pink box. The trio of desserts included a classic, apple cinnamon and my favorite the raspberry white chocolate.
|Celia Jacobs Cheesecake Experience Trio of Cheesecake|
Both Gregorio\’s Food Trailer and the Celia Jacobs Cheesecake Experience were gracious hosts and while they called us troopers for embracing the rain I think they were the troopers.
Gregorio\’s is having their grand opening party Friday July 18th from 5pm-9pm. Check out their Facebook event page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/674437789302973/