Sean Thackrey :: Wine Maker

Sean Thackrey :: Wine Maker

Monday, December 7, 2015

Truffle: not trifle

Yesterday as I pulled up to my house, my friend Daniel de la Falaise was coming back from my front door, looking insufferably pleased with himself; he was on his way to Paris, would be back in a week, and had left a little something for me in the meanwhile. 

As it turned out, he couldn't have been as pleased with himself as I was with himself, since what he'd left is the mystic entity shown in the photograph; a superbly & voluptuously beautiful white (sic) truffle. The aromatics are pretty hard to believe; if there were only a "Nosebook" app (you listening, Mark Zuckerberg?) you could smell it on Facebook.

Haven't yet decided on the first trial dish to shave it over, but I'm leaning toward a very simple Carnaroli risotto, no soffritto but a little sweet onion from Mickey's farm stand, truffled as it were with freshly broiled Muscovy duck breast and a light perfume of roasted walnut oil. Will report back later...

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