After a successful inaugural event earlier this year, the annual truffle chef competition is back for its sophomore debut. Hosted by Diane Roederer‘s DR|Delicacy — an importer of fresh truffles from Spain and Italy — this year’s competition features 20 chefs from some of Houston’s top restaurants, including Arcodoro, BCN Taste and Traditions, Corner Table, Eculent, Kata Robata, La Table, Le Mistral, RDG + Bar Annie, Ristorante Cavour at Hotel Gradunca, Triniti, Urban Eats, Weights + Measures. Chefs must use DR|Delicacy’s truffles to create dishes for a panel of judges. PaperCity‘s very own Features Editor, James Brock, is a member of this year’s esteemed judges’ panel.
What exactly does the top dish at this year’s competition earn? The winning chef will receive 1 kilogram of fresh black truffles, while the first runner-up takes home 500 grams of the delicacy and the second runner-up gets 250 grams. The winning contestants will also receive a trophy marking their creations.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Les Dames d’Escoffier Scholarship Program.
What: 2016 Houston Truffle Chef Charity Challenge
When: Monday, January 11, 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Astorian, 2500 Summer St., Houston, TX 77007
Tariff: General admission, $150; VIP tickets, $250
Contact: Diane Roederer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more at drdelicacy.com/truffle-chef-charity-challenge.