In Erika’s Kitchen Presents Trufflepalooza 2012

by Lynne on August 4, 2012

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Last Saturday was the third Trufflepalooza I have attended, created and produced by Erika Kerekes of In Erika’s Kitchen. This year we were treated to 20 amazing truffle-infused dishes, each more delicious than the last, made with grated fresh truffles, truffle butter, truffle salt, truffle honey, truffle vinegar, truffle oil or a combination. Erika calls it “an ambitious affair, a loud, cheerful, sweaty tribute to my favorite fungus, the Italian Black Summer Truffle.” Much of the preparation is done ahead of time by Ericka, and on the day, a flock of L.A. food bloggers descend on the kitchen to help prep, cook, assemble and serve the truffle delights.

The photo above is Caciotta Truffle Cheese Chips, which were waiting on a big platter upon our arrival. Below is the Trufflepalooza 2012 Menu and photos of many of the dishes which followed, to the delight of the 150 party attendees. Including me!

Trufflepalooza 2012 Menu.

Truffled Avocado Mousse

Truffled Avocado Mousse

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Truffled Pacific Rockfish Tacos with Radish Slaw

Truffled Pacific Rockfish Tacos with Radish Slaw

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Truffled Short Rib Tacos with Pickled Shallots

Truffled Short Rib Tacos with Pickled Shallots

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Truffled Shrimp and Pork Shu Mai

Truffled Shrimp and Pork Shu Mai

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Tiny Truffled Hasselback Potatoes & Melted Leeks with Ricotta and Truffles

Tiny Truffled Hasselback Potatoes & Melted Leeks with Ricotta and Truffles

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Truffled White Bean Puree

Truffled White Bean Puree

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Truffled Yellowtail Tartare

Truffled Yellowtail Tartare

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Truffle-Infused Brie

Truffle-Infused Brie

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Some of the dishes on the menu are wonderful repeats from last year and you will find them on Tuffflepalooza 2011. Thank you Erika for this wonderful event and all of your hard work and creativity. Bravo!

Recipes:
Truffled Pork and Shrimp Shu Mai
Truffle-Infused Brie with Pluot & Truffle Honey
Tiny Truffled Hasselback Potatoes

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

She Paused 4 Thought August 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm

WOW in the middle of wall to wall people, you captured photos that look like it was just you and the food in a studio. I am so amazed by your talent! Erika does throw a fabulous party with incredible food. I can’t wait til her next event.

Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious August 5, 2012 at 10:59 pm

your pictures are ridiculously fabulous! Well done!

Nancy Rose Eisman August 7, 2012 at 9:22 am

Your pictures are amazing!

Ashley Bee August 7, 2012 at 9:40 am

Yum! I love truffles but having a slender wallet I rarely get to indulge. These all look fantastic!

sippitysup August 9, 2012 at 7:42 pm

You make me sorry I missed it. Beautiful photos. GREG

Lentil Breakdown August 11, 2012 at 1:50 pm

You are the maestro with a lens (and the camera part too). Bravo!

Laura @ Family Spice August 13, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Beautiful pictures of beautiful food! One year I will make it to Erika’s bash!

Kim August 14, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Lynne,

I’m going to sound like a broken record here, but your photography is beautiful. And applaud you especially because I was at the party and I know how low the lighting was. My cheapo camera could not absorb the light you were able to get out of your camera. So wow, and well done!

[K]

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