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Wednesday, March 14, 2012




Cirque Cuisine, Circus-Themed Food Truck, Serves Up Healthy Carnival Fare in D.C.


 
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Cirque Cuisine has been offering its unique mix of eats and entertainment since late February. 
from: huffingtonpost.com
03/13/2012 
WASHINGTON -- If you think local food trucks couldn't get any wackier in D.C., just wait. Two former circus clowns recently launched Cirque Cuisine, a big tent-themed truck that's been serving up organic global cuisine since late February.


Looking at the official resumes of founders Jessica Shields and Sean Swartz, you wouldn't know that both have served stints as professional clowns. They carried with them a love of circuses through their later careers -- Shields as a Culinary Institute of America-trained professional chef and Swartz as a Trapeze School New York instructor and a real estate agent. The two plan to combine their passions by founding a circus program for children, which would teach onstage skills. Cirque Cuisine, they say, is the first step.


"Circuses make money from concessions," Shields told The Huffington Post, "not so much from the circus tickets. And, it's kind of an oxymoron to be teaching children about how to be fit and active and then serving funnel cake and cotton candy and stuff like that. So, we kind of were like, we need to have an organic food truck and that will be the first step of having this circus."
read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/13/cirque-cuisine-circus-food_n_1339934.html

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