Peugeot Showcases Chic Bistro du Lion Food Truck
6 Avril 2015 - Autoblog
Say what you will about their cars, but the French are renowned around the world for the culinary expertise. And now the two fields have come together with the launch of the Peugeot food truck.
Dubbed "Le Bistro du Lion," the truck is a project of the Peugeot Design Lab. It's built around a custom van with matching trailer that rolls onto site and deploys into a pop-up restaurant, complete with mobile kitchen, standing tables for 30 patrons and even a DJ booth. (You know, because French.)
The van appears completely unique from any Peugeot commercial vehicle we've seen to date, but if we had to guess, we'd venture it was probably built around the Fiat Scudo-based Expert van. Regardless, it looks pretty slick, with metallic copy paintjob and custom graphics.
It's been outfitted by food-truck specialist Euromag with two grilling plates, four induction burners, a deep fryer, a hundred-gallon floorboard refrigerator, a secondary 90-gallon drinks fridge and a Rocket Espresso machine. Naturally, PSP Peugeot provides the salt- and pepper-mills, while a 46-inch screen shows patrons outside what's going on in the kitchen, vocalized by a Focal sound system already sampled by French DJs Adriano and The Reflex.
Sven Chartier, chef of Saturne and Le Clown Bar in Paris, will be taking the first shift in the food truck as it hits the road for Milan.