Tootsie Truck Pop-Up Dinner at Central Collective

Tootsie Truck Pop-Up Dinner at Central Collective

Last week, Knoxville's go-to spot for dinner events, had the great couple that operate Tootsie Truck in for a pop-up dinner. We've not had a bad dinner from any of the Central Collective events and this was no exception! Admittedly, I had a preview when Daniel and Rebecca asked me to photograph a couple of the dishes for promotional purposes. The Tootsie Truck if you don't know is Knoxville's farm-to-table truck who works with seasonal ingredients and local farmers and artisans. Represented at this dinner was JEM Farm, Shelton Farms, Ricky Bailey, Cruze Farm, Knox Whiskey Works, and many more. These two are the real deal when it comes to supporting the locals. In fact Rebecca even helps run the New Harvest Farmers Market. So here's a rundown of the dinner and make sure to say hi to these 2 when you see them out at an event or farmers market!
sausages and pickles

A selection of charcuterie including house-made lamb and wild boar sausages and local pickles.

Daniel finishing the third course.

Daniel finishing the third course.

Smoked Duck Breast ready for the plates.

Smoked Duck Breast ready for the plates.

A crowd of regulars and new faces

A crowd of regulars and new faces

Dinner is served! Another view of the delicious sausages and pickles

Dinner is served! Another view of the delicious sausages and pickles

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Our friends John and Rhoni showed up!

Our friends John and Rhoni showed up!

Daniel introducing the Smoked Duck Salad and speaking so passionately about the farmers he works with.

Daniel introducing the Smoked Duck Salad and speaking so passionately about the farmers he works with.

Smoked Duck Breast Salad with local greens, toasted almonds, blood orange, and Ricky Baily Honey Sesame Vinaigrette

Smoked Duck Breast Salad with local greens, toasted almonds, blood orange, and Ricky Baily Honey Sesame Vinaigrette

JEM Farm Rabbit, Cruze Farm Buttermilk, dusted in Shelton Farm Cornmeal, Rabbit Rice Duck Confit, Local Vegetables

JEM Farm Rabbit, Cruze Farm Buttermilk, dusted in Shelton Farm Cornmeal, Rabbit Rice Duck Confit, Local Vegetables

Daniel and Rebecca

Daniel and Rebecca

That oh so special Knox Whiskey Works Coffee Liqueur

That oh so special Knox Whiskey Works Coffee Liqueur

Creme Brûlée with Cruze Farm Milk and Knox Whiskey Works Coffee Liqueur

Creme Brûlée with Cruze Farm Milk and Knox Whiskey Works Coffee Liqueur

Mousse au Chocolat with Knox Whiskey Works Coffee Liqueur

Mousse au Chocolat with Knox Whiskey Works Coffee Liqueur

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