The Truffle Masters 2018…..A Night of Delish Tasting and Delightful Competition

         *26-Chef Group PhotoThe Fourth Annual Truffle Masters competition featuring 22 Chefs from many of Houston’s finest restaurants, was held Monday night at the Astoria.

*194_Chef David Cordua, Cleverley Stone, Chef Robert Del GrandeActively participating in the festivities were several iconic Houston food experts…David Cordua, Cleverly Stone and Robert DelGrande

This past Monday night, I had the delish opportunity to attend the 4th Annual Truffle Masters 2018 competition sponsored by DR Delicacy + Silver Stone Events at H-town’s Astorian event venue.  Houston’s top culinary talent, chefs from 22 of its top restaurants, using fresh black truffles, were invited to compete to create the most delectable, mouthwatering dishes using DR Delicacy’s flavorful and aromatic truffles. The dishes that were prepared, both sweet and savory, were truffle-infused, which led to a fun, heated competition for the evening.  Extra special for me was to know that all proceeds from the evening went to one of my favorite charities, Casa de Esperanza  -House of Hope for Childrenand their children of abuse.

As someone who is relatively new truffle indulgence, it has been my frequent trips to Tuscany of late that has converted me to a fan with a great appreciation for this delicacy.

The winners and more……

hubblehudsonChef Austin Simmons, Hubbell & Hudson, The Woodlands….1st Place Winner

yauatchaChef Juan Pablo Colubri and  Karla Espinosa, Yauatcha….2nd Place Winner

abouzyChef Jose Ruiz, A’Bouzy….3rd Place Winner

rielChef Ryan Lachaine, Riel…..People’s Choice Award Winner

extraordinaryat 10.16.56 AMChef Ryan Bouilley of A Fare Extraordinaire

cafeannieChef Elliott Kelly, Cafe Annie

steak48Chef Jeff Taylor, Steak 48

delfriscoChef  James Cole, Del Friscos

latableChef Vincent Celeste, La Table

*11-Megha Tejpal, Laurann Claridge

Meghan Tejpal and Laurann Claridge

*17-Allison Hartley, Courtney ZavalaAllison Hartley and Courtney Zavala

*12-Scott, Heidi RockecharlieScott Evans and Heidi Rockecharlie

photos courtesy of Daniel Ortiz Photography

About Roz Pactor

I am a fashion and marketing consultant and blogger based in Houston, Texas. With more than three decades of experience in fashion retailing that has spanned Foley’s, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s NYC, I have earned a reputation for delivering expertise, energy and enthusiasm to my roster of clients. I have remained closely connected with designer women’s fashion as well as the misses, teens, men’s and children’s apparel and accessories markets from coast to coast.

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