Trufflepalooza 2011!

Erika serving her truffled shumai.

I was lucky enough to be invited to the exclusive truffle party of the year.  Erika Penzer Kerekes of “In Erika’s Kitchen” is one of the nicest ladies on the planet.  I don’t know anyone who is generous enough to open up their home to a bunch of food bloggers and knock our socks off with all her amazingly delicious creations.  Believe me when I say, she does it right.  Sponsors were clamoring to donate their goods to the most sought after private party according to LA WEEKLY.  Piles of Fiji water kept the crowd hydrated. Cases of Wente Vineyards wine filled everyone’s glasses.  Most importantly Sabatino Tartufi’s truffles, truffle oil, salt and honey were all the rage. Posted below are a  few pictures from the party, keep in mind these pictures don’t do any justice to how scrumptious the food was.

The menu:

Truffled egg salad,  Emery’s Salad with pancetta and truffle vinaigrette, creminelli “tartufo” salami and fabrique delices truffled pates truffled puff pastry straws,  creamy wild mushroom soup with truffles,  truffled radish tartines,  open faced filet mignon sandwiches with truffled butter,  truffled twice baked melissa’s potatoes,  truffled pork and shrimp shumai, roasted california figs and goat cheese drizzled in truffle honey,  truffled pacific rockfish brandade,  crostini with fresh ricotta thyme and truffle honey,  crepes with truffled duck confit,  truffle butter spaetzle,  truffled chocolate truffles,  truffled rice pudding,  and rice krispies treats with truffle salt.

All photos taken by: Nicole Presley and Mando Lopez

My pal E. Sanchez of Nibbles & Feasts and I toasting to all the deliciosa comida.

Thank you Erika for hosting such a fabulous party!

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11 Responses to Trufflepalooza 2011!

  1. I’m so glad you were able to come – great photos!

  2. Oh yeah…that was one fabulous shindig! So glad you were there! We were all so lucky to be invited.

  3. Great photos and story! We’re so jealous…and we’re still drooling.

  4. Valentina says:

    Great recap, Nicole! Love it!

  5. It was great seeing you and thanks for bailing me out – otherwise I would have never made it to the party!! :) Take care!

  6. sweetlife says:

    How fun!! the food looks fab! love the last pic!

  7. Mercedes says:

    yum! fun pictures. looks like a lovely time :)

  8. Truffle-palooza is right! Holy moly — what a feast. Thanks for sharing… I’m hungry now. :)

  9. Amazing party and food! Looks like you all had a great time. Great pictures.

  10. Bren says:

    Girl! did i share with you the national truffle fest I attended earlier this year?!??! it was aaaaahmazing. everything truffle for three days! It was heavenly. I’m so glad you had a chance to have a great time eating all things trufa! Especially the pate!

  11. Great photos! Looks like you had a great time – who wouldn’t with all that fabulous food.

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