With lift-off in T-minus in 9 days*, Davy Smith and Louise McCreesh are working on the finer details of their new gourmet food business, rocketvan. It’s a food van, but not as we know it and rocketvan will be launched on Saturday 16th February at SOMA in Castlewellan, a festival of folk music, family fun, local food and beers.
Inspired by the fresh and fiery rocket leaf, this young couple are passionate about food and put freshness first. Chicken breasts are marinated and cooked at their base in Banbridge, bread is collected each morning from a local bakery, and their unique “rockamole” recipe is freshly made up each morning with ripe avocados and peppery rocket leaves.
On their mouth-watering menu sit a range of tempting sandwiches and nutritious salads, with fillings and toppings ranging from satay chicken & cashew nuts, to goats’ cheese & roasted red peppers. Quality coffee features highly too, under the heading “rocketfuel” of course.
Louise and Davy, who are planning their wedding this year were determined to fit in a sampling session at Mallusk Enterprise Park, where they look forward to catering to local businesses in the area on weekdays from mid-July. On their recent visit, the peri-peri chicken sandwiches proved very popular, and the excellent feedback fuelled rocketvan with positivity.
Even in its pre-launch state, rocketvan has been booked for SOMA festival in Castlewellan and Skiffie Worlds Artisan Food Fair in Killyleagh, and will shuttle from foodie festival to entertaining event throughout this NI Year of Food and Drink.