Only four days into the new year, and already the Central Preston excitement-o-meter is cranked up to 11 following the grand opening today of Cornutopia Taco Van at Preston Market.
Cornutopia serves delicious tacos with a choice of several fillings and accompaniments. It also serves a selection of other Mexican street foods.
CPL Newsline's work experience student was charged to attend Cornutopia, and wired through the following review and photograph in partial fulfilment of course requirements:
Soft corn tortilla topped with well-seasoned grilled baby prawns, fresh salad (tomato, purple cabbage, lettuce, red onion), sour cream and I added some chimichurri (a lively parsley-vinegar sauce). Cornutopia then squirted a splash of lemon juice to zest the whole lot up. Fresh, simple, delicious.
Cornutopia is exactly what Central Preston needs: fresh ingredients, locally sourced and full of flavour and prepared in accordance with a culinary tradition that has never had a presence in the area. On both quality and price, it compares very favourably to other offerings from the 'new wave' of inner-North Mexican street food vendors. We are sure it will thrive in its Preston Market location.