The other night at a media dinner surrounded by food and drink journalists I blurted out the sentence “I can’t believe anyone would spend $350 on a bottle of liquor! You drink it, and then it’s GONE!” and everyone looked at me like I had five heads. I should learn to keep my mouth shut, and think about who my audience is before I speak. (Emphasis on SHOULD, reality is I probably never will. Let’s pretend it’s endearing.) So anyways, point is, today, I eat my words. And my words taste like truffles.
I recently got a press release from 1789 about a $300 white truffle dinner. And I immediately started thinking of ways to finagle myself entrance into that event. Because I? Katie Foodie Blogger ADORE truffles. Oh right, that’s so passe, everyone loves truffles, blah blah blah. And yeah, I don’t understand $300 on liquor, but I really do understand $300 on a truffle dinner BECAUSE you guys listen to this menu:
1) Potato Salad with French Fingerling Potatoes, Soft-Boiled Quail Eggs, Baby Arugula and Chives. Let’s stop right there. I really love potatoes. I confess my love of them regularly on Twitter. Karl and I have long drawn out discussion on potatoes, including how I make smack-down-baller-good mashed potatoes. Anyways, WIN on the potato salad.
2) Macaroni and Cheese with House-made Cavatelli and Roccolo Cow’s Milk Cheese. WELL OKAY NOW, let’s think about that. Mac & Cheese is another heavenly dish. Add truffles to that, and WHOAMYGOD.
3) Chicken & Grits with Roast European Blue Foot Chicken, Anson Mills Farm Grits and Gravy. Mmmkay did you just say grits? I don’t know about any blue foot chicken, but I know a whole lot about Anson Mills grits and ya’ll they be scrumptious. Ohhh and think of them with TRUFFLES.
4) French Toast served with Farm Egg Soaked Brioche, Crema Gelato and Blis Maple Syrup. UM YEAH. Let’s start with the french toast for dessert part – so much win. And then let’s identify that it’s brioche, one of my favorite breads. Add gelato (you guys KNOW I love ice cream) and that folks, is an endearing four course menu.
So really? $300 is outrageous. But that menu? is outrageously delicious. So I guess what I’m trying to say here is BLOKAY, I might saw off a toe or something and sell it for $300 so I can go to that dinner. Maybe. I mean, who needs that second from the pinky one anyways? It’s kind of a waste of space. But Truffles all over grits? That I need. So… see you there?
OH, right, details: Sunday, December 6th at 1789. Obviously the price is $300 and includes wine pairings. Reservations can be made by calling (202) 965-1789.