In Erika’s Kitchen Presents Trufflepalooza 2011

by Lynne on July 26, 2011

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Truffled Pork and Shrimp Shu Mai 6

Last Saturday I attended the third annual Trufflepalooza, a totally truffle-infused party given by Erika of In Erika’s Kitchen. About 75 people were served 16 dishes which had some form of truffle goodness in each recipe, such as grated fresh truffles, truffle butter, truffle salt, truffle honey, truffle oil or a combination. Erika must be Super Woman, because she prepared all of the dishes by herself, with just a little help on the day of the bash.

Last year I helped in the kitchen on the day, and by the time the party started I was too worn out to take any photos. So this year I gave up the fun of helping in the kitchen, and decided to chronicle all the wonderful and beautiful dishes so you could see them. The photo above is of Truffled Shrimp and Pork Shu Mai, and the names of the dishes in the following gallery can be found by placing your cursor in the middle of the photo. Links to several of the recipes found on Erika’s website are at the end of this post. I hope you enjoy looking at these photos as much as I enjoyed shooting them.

Emery's Salad with Pancetta and Truffle Vinaigrette  1

Truffled Egg Salad and Truffled Pastry Straws 2

Wild Mushroom Soup with Truffles 3

Erika piping Brandade 4

Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter 5

Fabrique Delices Truffled Chicken Liver Pate 7

Truffled Twice Baked Potatoes 8

Truffled Pacific Rockfish Brandade 10

Roasted California Figs with Goat Cheese & Truffle Honey 11

Crepes with Truffled Duck Confit 12

Wente Vineyards and Fuji Water 13

Crostini with Fresh Ricotta, Thyme & Truffle Honey 14

Truffle Butter Spaetzle 15

Truffled Chocolate Truffles 18

Rice Krispie Treats with Truffle Salt 19

If you’ve made it this far, I salute you. Imagine having tasted all those wonderful dishes and how truffle-infused you yourself would feel. It was fantastic!

Thank you Erika. Bravo!!

Twisted Puff Pastry Straws with Truffles and Parmesan
Truffled Pork and Shrimp Shu Mai
Truffled Twice Baked Potatoes
Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter
Emery’s Salad with Pancetta and Truffle Vinaigrette
Truffled Egg Salad
Pacific Rockfish Brandade with Truffles
Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese and Truffle Honey
How to Make Truffle Butter
Truffled Brown Butter Rice Krispies Treats

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Monet July 26, 2011 at 7:38 pm

What an amazing event! I wish I could have been in attendance. I’m a sucker for truffles 🙂 Thank you for sharing with me. I hope you had a cool and relaxing Tuesday. I know I’m ready for a good nights sleep! Take care and have a blessed week, Lynne.

Lentil Breakdown July 27, 2011 at 7:56 am

Fab photos as usual! It was truffle-good fun!

Nancy Mehagian July 27, 2011 at 9:12 am

Wonderful photos from a delicious event. thanks for sharing.

sippitysup July 27, 2011 at 2:58 pm

The pictures of me don’t seem to be loading?? (teasing!!) GREG

Magic of Spice July 29, 2011 at 8:48 am

Truffle heaven! What a fantastic event…and gorgeous photos 🙂 Would love to have been present 🙂

Andrea @ Fork Fingers Chopsticks July 31, 2011 at 9:39 am

A lovely window into Erika’s event. What a tasty way to O.D. on truffles.

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