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.
There was truffle-scented radiatore.
There was a mozzarella bar, and a porchetta bar (the buffalo was involved, but the pig was committed).
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.
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.
Also, there was sparkling wine. Ca’ del Bosco’s Franciacorta stood in nicely for that French stuff.
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.
Even a little rain did not deter those who would dance in it.
At the photo booth, I found Olga Urbani mugging in a very fetching new hat.
And a wonderful jazz band playing for those who wished to stay 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!