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.
Central Market’s mac and cheese with black truffles and bacon fat breadcrumbs
Emmaline’s terrine of foie gras
Eunice’s potato gnocchi with blue crab and truffles (People’s Choice winner)
Roka Akor’s truffle prime beef tataki
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