From Food Truck to Restaurant

from food truck to restaurant
Sonoma County  March 25, 2014

Fork Roadhouse Salad

Sarah Piccolo has quite a following from her years as a caterer and a food truck operator, parking her mobile eatery outside top Sonoma County wineries since 2010.

Now, her Fork Catering has parked it as a new, brick-and-mortar shop in Sebastopol.

Like the menu for her truck (which is still out and about, by the way), food leans towards local, healthy, farm-to-table with Mediterranean accents. The European flair makes sense, since Piccolo studied and worked as a chef in Italy and France.

From her nimble fingers come breakfast dishes like an organic polenta and chevre bowl with poached local egg and greens ($6.75), or a breakfast sando stuffed with cheesy eggs and arugula ($5.50), plus nitrate-free bacon for an extra $2.

At lunch, there are daily changing offerings include panini like a grilled Clover cheese with poached egg, roasted sweet pepper puree and caramelized onions on Full Circle Bakery bread ($7.50), soups-du-jour such as carrot-ginger served with griddled bread ($5).

The blue plate specials look particularly appealing, like a breakfast of jasmine rice topped in Shone Farm poached egg, homemade rye bread and arugula flowers, and lunch of griddled naan with coconut curry lentils, local greens, raita and Liberty Duck confit or turkey meatballs ($10).

The truck, meanwhile, can be found at special events across Sonoma County, and is open for catering private parties. The 2001 Ford Grumman features a fully equipped kitchen with 10 burners, two ovens, and the espresso bar. Look for the vehicle, too, at the Rohnert Park Farmer’s Market on Tuesdays, and at Sebastopol Food Truck Thursdays.