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Food Trucks Sat Feb 11 2012

e.Leaven's Food Truck Boasts Special V-Day Menu

e.Leaven Food Company, a combination deli and artisan bakery, has been bringing joy to the mouths of River North at its Ontario Street location since 2009. Now it's hitting the streets with a brand-spanking new food truck that hosts such treats as an Aji-Braised Short Rib Piewich, their signature Macarons, and a unique Cake in a Cup dessert.


Keep your eyes peeled for a special Valentine's Day menu that's sure to break hearts. Through February 29th, patrons at the happy orange truck will be able to purchase delights including a Chocolate Seduction Mousse Cake, Red Velvet Cake, and Heart-Shaped Chocolate Bagels. Can't make up your mind? Buy the Valentine's Box Assortment that comes with it all: e.Leaven's Seduction Mousse Cake, Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries, Red Velvet Cake, Heart Danish, Heart Bagels, Cake in a Cup, Sugar Cookies, Doughnuts, Chocolate Lollipops. $28.00 per box.

A complete menu is listed below:

CHOCOLATE SEDUCTION MOUSSE CAKE - Godiva chocolate mousse cake layered with chocolate coffee cake and covered in chocolate glaze-$4.50

CHOCOLATE-DIPPED STRAWBERRIES- Covered in white, dark chocolate and pink chocolate-$3.50

RED VELVET CAKE - Layered with vanilla bean cream cheese frosting-$4.50

HEART DANISH - Heart-shaped danish filled with vanilla custard and homemade raspberry jam-$2.50

HEART BAGEL - Heart-shaped chocolate bagel with strawberry cream cheese-$.95

HEART FRUIT TART - Sweet dough filled with vanilla bean pastry cream, organic fresh fruit and micro flowers-$4.50

CAKE IN A CUP- Vanilla or chocolate cake layered with strawberry mousse and chocolate chips-$4.50

The truck only operates Monday through Friday, so you'll have to wait for the weekend to end before getting a taste of what it has to offer. Keep your panties on.

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