Gorgonzola with Truffle Honey
The wonderful folks at Gourmet Attitude have generously offered Taste With The Eyes the opportunity to host a GIVEAWAY of one French Black Winter Truffle! Merci Beaucoup! It is intensely fragrant and the most cherished of them all, the Queen of French Truffles, Tuber melanosporum, also known as the Périgord Truffle.
Regrettably I don't happen to have a "fresh black diamond from the earth" on hand today to prepare for this GIVEAWAY, but the next best thing is truffle infused products, like their sensual truffle honey which we paired with gorgonzola and toasted ciabatta, and Champagne!
Céline Labaune's Gourmet Attitude in Manhattan imports the highest quality fresh truffles. She recently launched a line of truffle delicacies called "la BOUTIQUE de la truffe" which includes Truffle Carpaccio, Truffle Honey, and White Truffle Cream. We paired their Truffle Honey with panko-crusted chicken and grilled apples awhile back, it was truffle heaven! You can shop for fresh truffles, truffle products, and gifts here.
The Italian Truffle Honey is made of acacia honey and white truffles. This truffle honey gives the chicken and grilled apples complex intriguing flavors. Simultaneously sweet and earthy and exotic. It rocks!
"the truffle is the very diamond of gastronomy"
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)
The GIVEAWAY truffle (weighing approx. 30g) can be shipped in the USA only. But dear international readers, you can still take part! Do you have a friend, family member or blogger friend living in the US? Now, wouldn't a French Black Truffle make an awesome winter gift from you? Ooh La La!
When Curnonsky (1872-1956), the Prince of Gastronomes, was asked how he liked his truffles, he replied, "In large quantities, Madame. In large quantities."
To participate in the GIVEAWAY simply leave a comment on this post. If you are so inclined, tell us about your truffle fantasy or fabulous truffle recipe. The contest will be open through midnight January 24, 2010 PST. The winner will be chosen at random (one chance per person) using random.org. Your truffle will be shipped from New York City, FedEx overnight.
"Over the years, Céline Labaune has been constantly seeking to source the highest quality truffles; her diligence and expertise truly set her apart."
Chef Grant Achatz – ALINEA
Fresh Black Winter Truffle
Tuber melanosporum vittadini
- Available: December to March
- Shape: more or less round. size varies from an hazelnut to an orange, typically 2 to 3 oz.
- Skin: small pyramid shaped warts, black with sometimes dark brown patches
- Flesh: first white, then gray and eventually black at maturity with a hint of purple and with distinctive white veins, crunchy and soft
- Perfume: intense, wet forest, humus, chocolate, hint of hazelnut
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Thank you all for your participation!
CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRISTINE OF FRESH LOCAL AND BEST BLOG, WINNER OF THE FRENCH BLACK WINTER TRUFFLE. AND MANY THANKS TO GOURMET ATTITUDE FOR SPONSORING THIS FABULOUS GIVEAWAY!
Christine said, "This is a great giveaway! There are so many great way to incorporate truffles into dishes, they add a divine flavor!"
We can't wait to read about your truffle creations
on FRESH LOCAL AND BEST!