If you were to ask me what the best thing about any party would be, I would say the Cake, that was until one of my best friends, Terrence, invited me to his Bar Mitzvah/ Debutante Ball/ Sweet 16/ Coming Out Party.
For such a special occasion he wasn’t just doing hotdogs and cake, he’s a big deal, so he called in one of Calgary’s hottest Food Trucks to feed his guests.
At 7:00pm horns blaring Calgary’s Perogy Boyz arrived out front.
Like a crazed shopper on Black Friday, I stormed the truck to get a closer look at the Boyz and their sausages.
I was impressed with what the Boyz were packing, not just a standard store bought perogy, but a variety of hand pinched gourmet perogies.
Knowing a good thing when I see it, I begged the boyz to let me play Chef for a while. When I promised to wash my hands and not burn down the truck, they let me stay!
First up, the Traditional . Filled with potato, cottage cheese and stacked high with carmalized onion & bacon.
Then came the classy perogy for the fancy people!
Shredded Duck, Saskatoon Berries, Green Onion, Shredded Carrots and a side of Chive Ponzu Sauce
These were some of the most delicious little dough packets I had ever eaten.
When I asked the Boyz if these little angels fell from heaven, they replied;
“We have a sweat shop full of Baba’s sitting around on milk crates pinching 12,000 perogies a week.”
Knowing that these lil’ guys were the real deal made the $8 per dish price tag worth every penny that the host had paid for us to feast!
Then my first ‘Dessert’ order came.
Could it be… A dessert Perogy?
Before I could even gather my thoughts the order was up and I too was swallowing the Carrot Cake Perogy quicker than a seagull on Fishermans Warf.
Sadly after a few hours it was time for the truck to leave. As we sat surrounded by empty food containers we toasted the host for turning a regular Birthday Party into one NOBODY would forget!
Thanks Terrence for the great night and of course to Ryan and Pascal, the fabulous Perogy Boyz!
Mr. Fab ogy Boy