Old Friends and New at the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show, Part 3: Party Hardy

And for the last word on the Summer Fancy Food Show, a report on the fabulous cruise party thrown for Urbani Truffles’ Annual Celebration.  It topped last year’s party, and that’s saying a lot!

We Ubered down to the pier where the boat was docked and were welcomed aboard.  An array of appetizer stations greeted us.  A roast was being carved, which we were invited to enjoy with an array of Urbani’s truffle-incorporating condiments.

Urbani Truffle Condiments

Urbani Truffle Condiments

There was truffle-scented radiatore.

Radiatore Station

Radiatore Station

There was a mozzarella bar, and a porchetta bar (the buffalo was involved, but the pig was committed).

Porchetta, Please!

Porchetta, Please!

There was a truffled pizza station, but best of all was the risotto, being freshly cooked as we watched and topped with shaved truffles.  The line there was long, so we decided to wait for awhile.

Truffles Over Risotto

Truffles Over Risotto

And were glad that we did, because after the ceremonial opening of the Calvisius caviar tin, we indulged in possibly the most decadent plate imaginable: truffle risotto garnished with caviar.

Cracking the Caviar Tin

Cracking the Caviar Tin

 

Also, there was sparkling wine. Ca’ del Bosco’s Franciacorta stood in nicely for that French stuff.

Italian Bubbly

Italian Bubbly

All the while, there was music, dancing, and the New York harbor passing by for our delectation.  Also, very attractive people enjoying themselves, many of them Italian.

The Seats on the Stern

The Seats on the Stern

The Crowd Inside

The Crowd Outside

And Inside

And Inside

Selfies on Deck

Selfies on Deck

And With Miss Liberty

And With Miss Liberty

Even a little rain did not deter those who would dance in it.

In the Rain

In the Rain

At the photo booth, I found Olga Urbani mugging in a very fetching new hat.

Olga on the Left, With Besties

Olga on the Left, With Besties

And a wonderful jazz band playing for those who wished to stay dry.

Mellow and Dry

Mellow and Dry

The Urbani truffle company is the oldest in the world, founded in 1852.  It is still family owned, and continues to produce innovative products using truffles, perhaps the fanciest of foods.  And they do know how to throw a party!

 

About Judy

I have been cooking and eating all my life. I help run the Olney Farmers and Artists Market in Olney, Maryland, arrange their weekly chef demos and blog from that website (olneyfarmersmarket.org) on Market matters. This personal blog is for all things foodie: cookbooks, products, restaurants, eating.
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