a warming welcome

January 14, 2012 /

By Amy Reiley

The truffle fest officially kicked off last night, Friday the 13th, with a warm welcome from Chef Ken Frank and La Toque. The restaurant treated event goers to a sampling of truffle-laced passed appetizers including, (my favorite) hot gougeres oozing truffle cheese. The lineup of complimentary wines were offered by Raymond and Mondavi, the two wineries hosting ticket holders as a part of this weekend’s itinerary.The highlight was the 14 lb tub of truffles Chef Frank hauled out of the kitchen so we could all get a sniff. (Can you say you’ve touched 14 lbs of truffles?)

Today is a day loaded with truffles and I’m anxious to get back to the festivities but I’ll be back with more later.