Ever since I first saw The Buttermilk Truck at the OC Foodie Fest in 2010, I have been enamored with their food. Their claim to fame is their Red Velvet Pancakes. People, myself included, will wait hours to taste these wonderful red pillows of pancake heaven.
On June 11, 2013, the launch party at Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica started the Red Velvet Pancake Mix out with a bang. Hosted in their Penthouse Suite, guests could view the beautiful beaches of Santa Monica with sweet, fresh scent of the sea. It was a beautiful Sunset Soiree. This is the perfect place for private events with a bar area, private bathroom and indoor lounge areas. Outside there is a long patio with comfy lounge patio furniture and high boys so you could see the ocean. Toward the back of the patio, you have the perfect view of the famous Santa Monica Pier. Below, you can see their spacious and decorative Courtyard complete with pool and private cabanas. The hotel was built in 1939, designed with Art Deco elegance and reminds you of old Hollywood glamour. The catering department can make your party a success with perfectly paired appetizers and drinks. On this evening, they served a bunch of items that could be eaten for breakfast but also presented as fanciful hors d'oeuvres. The Dining Room features The Buttermilk Truck’s Red Velvet Pancakes on the brunch menu. Next to the Penthouse Suite, Hotel Shangri-La also has a rooftop bar, Suite 700, showcasing beautiful sunsets and world-class mixology.
On June 15, 2013, The Buttermilk Truck officially launched the Red Velvet Pancake Mix to the public with a launch party at the Autry Farmers Market in Los Angeles. It was a nice overcast morning so it was a great time to come out to check out the farmers market, have a great breakfast, and buy Red Velvet Pancake Mix. They had a store setup with cans upon cans of the pancake mix, Klippy t-shirts and tank tops, and samples of Isabella’s Cookie Company’s V-RV (Vegan-Red Velvet) Bites. They teamed up with The Buttermilk Truck to perfect this vegan cookie that is awe inspiring. It has a soft-baked cookie texture but packs that dizzying red velvet flavor that you know and love. ZICO Coconut Water also provided samples of their original flavor and chocolate. The ZICO Chocolate was absolutely delicious! It even has half the calories and sugar of chocolate milk. This was the only time that the pancake mix would be sold from the truck. Now, red velvet pancake lovers can buy the mix at Surfas, Bristol Farms, and Sur La Table or online from the websites below.
Grab a can of The Buttermilk Truck’s Red Velvet Pancake Mix for yourself! You can make the original recipe, experiment with brownie and cupcake recipes on their website, or make your own recipe and share it!
Purchase online at:
• Open Sky