Let’s Eat: The Truffle Masters

Note! Check the bottom of this post for a list of upcoming events celebrating chefs, food and wine.  Grab your girls and we’ll see you there!

In case you haven’t noticed, the LGG girls like to eat good stuff.  We like creative, tasty food and The Truffle Masters event did not disappoint. The Truffle Masters is an annual event celebrating the truffle, one of the world’s oldest delicacies.  

What are truffles? Truffles are the fruiting body of a fungus.  They usually grow around the roots of trees and are historically found by truffle hunting female pigs or dogs.  They are rare and seasonal which explains the high price tag.

At the event, twenty-five of Houston’s top chefs came together to create delicious bites incorporating black truffles supplied by DR Delicacy, a luxury food importer and distributor.  This year’s event took place at The Revaire on January 29th and benefitted Second Servings of Houston, Houston’s only prepared and perishable food rescue organization.

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Debbie takes a bite of JW Marriott Downtown’s foie gras & truffle cromesqui

LGG’s favorites bites were:A’Bouzy’s truffled potato croquetteCafe Annie’s scallop & truffles with spicy cilantro buttermilk broth

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Suzanne with Cafe Annie Executive Chef and Owner Robert Del Grande

Central Market’s mac and cheese with black truffles and bacon fat breadcrumbs

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Emmaline’s terrine of foie gras

Eunice’s potato gnocchi with blue crab and truffles (People’s Choice winner)

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Eunice chefs plating gnocchi

Roka Akor’s truffle prime beef tataki 

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State of Grace’s truffle honey butter chicken biscuit

The judges awarded first place to Kata Robata’s truffle green tea soufflé cake & vanilla bean ice cream.  Second place went to Yauatcha’s chocolate truffle choux and third place to Wooster’s Garden’s edible mussel shell.

Mark your calendar for these future food and wine events in and around Houston:

Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup & Best Bites Competition February 17, 2019

CultureMap Houston Tastemaker Awards March 27, 2019

Houston Press Menu of Menus April 9, 2019

Galveston Island Wine Festival April 26-27, 2019

Austin Food & Wine April 26-28, 2019

Southern Smoke October 6, 2019

Houston Chronicle’s Culinary Stars October 10, 2019

Butcher’s Ball October 20, 2019

Sugar Land Food & Wine Affair October 24-27, 2019

Houston Zoo’s Feast with the Beasts TBA, October or November 2019

Periwinkle Foundation’s Iron Sommelier TBA, November 2019