Bobby Flay rolls into Stamford on new gourmet food truck

Pictured: Celebrity chef Bobby Flay was in Stamford on Wednesday for filming of a new Food Network program. (Photos/Adam Ace Wolpinsky).

Passers-by on Bedford Street got a surprise visit from a celebrity chef — and a bellyful of gourmet grilled cheese — when Bobby Flay rolled into Stamford on the city’s new MELT Mobile food truck during filming of a new Food Network program Wednesday.

Patrons began lining up at the truck at around 6 p.m. as Flay, along with a bevy of MELT Mobile employees, served up such items as the Insanewich, Svelt Melt and Cheesecake Melt.

Flay manned the food truck as part of a new program that “follows food entrepreneurs through the arduous task of opening a food service business,” according to a press release.

Flay and the MELT Mobile will be in Stamford again on Thursday, parking in Veteran’s Park in Stamford. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Check out reporter Maggie Gordon’s full story on Flay and the MELT Mobile in the Stamford Advocate Friday.

Scott Gargan