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Truffle and Salt

truffle saltAbout as local as the topic of this next post gets is the fact that you can buy it on the internet and have it shipped to Frederick, but every once in a while I just have to mention something I come across that I love.  One of the most amazing condiments I have ever encountered is Casina Rossa Truffle and Salt.  Notice they call it truffle and salt.  That’s a good clue.  More than just salt infused with some truffle oil or flavoring, this product is sea salt from Abruzzo, Italy interspersed with flecks of genuine black truffles; about 5% the jar says.  Just open the jar and stick your nose in:  amazing.  Heck I could be quite happy just sniffing the jar, but put it on food and WOW.  So far we have enjoyed this on everything it has touched.  Some of the really high notes have been on buttered popcorn (oh the decadence!); in some olive oil as a dipping sauce for bread, and last night I had it on some steamed brussels sprouts.  I don’t know of anywhere that carries this locally but if you do let me know.  It seems like the sort of thing that they would carry at Firestone’s Market on Market.  I’ll have to check and if anyone knows please post.  At around $24 for a 3.5 oz jar it’s not cheap.  But considering the price of truffles it is not outrageous and would make a great stocking stuffer for the foodie in your life.

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Truffles

The candy kind I mean.  You may remember that I had complained back before Christmas about the Candy Kitchen.  They seemed in disarray and tired.  However,  last week I was out stretching my legs and stopped by.  Looking around I saw a lot of new candy and noticed that they had reworked their truffles.  There were lots of new flavors .  Immediately one caught my eye that I knew I had to have:  Dark chocolate with sea salt.  Now I have to confess:  I prefer milk chocolate.  (Please stifle the gasps) and I like it unsalted, but I knew I had to take these home to Mrs. F.  They combined two of her favorite food things.  I was not wrong.  She gobbled them down and professed them the most wonderful thing to come out of the Candy Kitchen ever.

I was going to insert a wonderful close up picture of the truffles, but they didn’t last long enough to be photographed.  Go get some.

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1.  Volt is having a truffle tasting night tomorrow.  From their email:

For one night only, on Friday, November 21, VOLT invites you to an evening of gastronomic indulgence. Welcoming guests into the Chef’s Dining Room, Chef will craft a seven-course tasting menu highlighting the decadent white truffle. Hailing from Italy’s luxurious Piedmont region, VOLT honors the beauty of this highly coveted fungus boasting earthy, garlicky flavors.

This particular truffle’s arrival is a telling of the fall season while welcoming the winter months ahead. We are offering two seatings for this special evening; one at 6:00 pm and one at 8:30 pm. The seven-course tasting menu is priced at $150 per person and an additional $50 for a spectacular wine paring. To view the menu please visit our menus on the website. You don’t want to miss this dinner. To secure a reservation you can book directly online through our website or by calling our reservation desk. If booking online, please note “truffle tasting” in the notes section.

 

 

 

 

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