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Tony Parker and Cliff Chetwood Bring Taste of France to SA

Feb 25, 2016; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (L) and center Tim Duncan (21) sit on the bench late in the second half against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena. San Antonio won 96-78. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 25, 2016; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (L) and center Tim Duncan (21) sit on the bench late in the second half against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena. San Antonio won 96-78. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports
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Through his partnership with his personal chef, the Spurs’ PG brings his passion of French cuisine to the Alamo City in opening the “Crème de la Crème” food truck.

The smell of exquisite French cuisine wafts from the open windows of the “Crème de la Crème” food truck, lingering in the humid San Antonio air like an unfamiliar – albeit desired – foreign delicacy. Located inside the French flag-inspired exterior of the converted school bus resides the brainchild of Tony Parker and his personal chef Cliff Chetwood, the kitchen serving French entrees to the Alamo City foodies.

“Crème de la Crème” celebrated their opening at The Point Park and Eats Spring 2016. The menu consists of salmon scallopini, steak frites, crepes, and numerous other délicieux plates. Every entree was given Parker’s personal approval.

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“Chef Cliff has been feeding my family and me fantastic food for nearly five years,” said Parker, per the press release. “This food truck is an opportunity to share a part of my French heritage with the people of San Antonio through Chef Cliff’s culinary creations.”

A San Antonio native, Chef Cliff has served as Parker’s private cook since 2011. During a trip with the Spurs point guard to Lyon in France, Chef Cliff sought training at the 3 Michelin Star restaurant in Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or; his background includes extensive study at various three-star restaurants and other fine dining locations specializing in French cuisine.

“I’ve been thinking about this food truck for a few years,” Chef Cliff said. “Tony heard about it and mentioned we can do this later. Finally, the time came, and he said ‘do you want to do that food truck still?’ And I said ‘let’s do it.’ So we followed through with it.”The 19-foot kitchen is fully equipped and employs six cooks. The menu is expected to evolve over time with different features of the day.

“These are things that I learned through my travels to France,” Chef Cliff said. “Things that I thought were good plates. And I think that the people would like it. So it’s something I would like to try.”

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“Crème de la Crème” is open Thursday through Saturday in the afternoon. For more information about the food truck, click here.

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