The pastrami Project
A Classic NY Delicatessen in Central Florida
At the turn of the century, immigrants flooding into New York brought their old world recipes to the street stalls and pushcarts of the new world, feeding the hungry workers building a new city, creating restaurants and shops catering to a variety of ethnic tastes. Today, very few of these original landmarks remain, those that do, are clearly the best in their class, but now new young chefs are returning to the cooking styles of their parents and grandparents, paying homage to the original ingredients and tastes they grew up with, in new establishments, many times side by side; bringing in new business to old neighbors.
Today, the Food Truck movement gives us an opportunity to offer slow food in the Orlando area. To remind many of a taste of their youth, when the delicatessens and appetizing stores on the lower east side made these items from time honored recipes; to introduce a new generation, in a new city, to food that requires no fryers, no artificial preservatives, no pre packaged meats, in a format that, makes it just as easy to get, as mass produced fast food fare! Hand made in small batches, hand cut in front of the consumer, using local ingredients and putting money back in to the hands of local suppliers.
The Pastrami Project is a Food Truck whose goal is to deliver the taste of a bygone era to Central Florida. Hand brined, smoked and cured provisions; pastrami, corned beef, nova salmon and turkey, made in the old fashioned traditional way. Served up at the perfect temperature on old world quality breads, rye, pumpernickel and bagels, with a toothy crust, and authentic taste; and simple sides like health salad and half sour pickles, simply compliment the main course offerings.