Indulge In Dishes By Top Chefs At The Truffle Masters, One Of Houston’s Most Luxurious Events


Fresh truffles are the rare jewels of the food world. At The Truffle Masters 2018 event and competition—presented by fine ingredients importer DR Delicacy and Silver Stone Events—nearly 20 of the Bayou City’s most acclaimed chefs will compete to prove who can make the best dish with this delicacy.

The event, limited to a total of 500 guests, is at The Astorian, 2500 Summer Street, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday, January 29. Tickets are available for purchase now online. Proceeds from the event will benefit Casa de Esperanza de Los Ninos – House of Hope for Children in Houston. Casa de Esperanza is a safe place for children in crisis due to abuse, neglect or the effects of HIV. Casa provides residential care, and coordinates medical and psychological services according to the needs of each child.

Potente truffle pasta
A pasta dish with freshly shaved truffles by Potente, one of the Houston restaurants competing in the Truffle Masters competition. Photo courtesy of DR Delicacy.

The featured chef For VIP attendees this year is two-time Truffle Master Winner Manabu “Hori” Horiuchi of Kata Robata! Restaurants and chefs serving their competitive dishes to all attendees include:

  • a’Bouzy: Jose Ruiz
  • A Fare Extraordinaire: Ryan Bouillet
  • BCN Taste & Tradition: Luis Roger
  • Cafe Annie: Robert Del Grande
  • Central Market: Jason Kohler
  • Cru: Jesse Cavazos
  • Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
  • Eculent: David Skinner
  • Étoile Cuisine et Bar/Brasserie du Parc: Philippe Verpiand
  • Fielding’s Local Kitchen+Bar: Edel Goncalves
  • Hubbell & Hudson/Cureight: Austin Simmons
  • Killen’s STQ: Teddy Lopez
  • La Table
  • Le Mistral, David Denis
  • Liberty Kitchen: Lance Fegen
  • Lucienne: Jose Hernandez
  • Potente: Danny Trace
  • Riel: Ryan Lachaine
  • Steak 48: Jeff Taylor
  • Weights & Measures: Richard Kaplan
  • Yauatcha: Juan Pablo Calubri

Trophies will be awarded to the top three winners. Best of all, the winning chefs all receive fresh black truffles: one kilogram for first place, 500 grams for first runner-up and 250 grams for second runner-up.

Kata team truffle masters
Two-time Truffle Masters winner Executive Chef Manabu “Hori” Horiuchi from Kata Robata will serve special bites in the VIP area.
Photo by Daniel Ortiz

General admission tickets for this luxurious event are $175 per person. Or, step up to VIP for an additional $100 and attend the pre-event cocktail celebration an hour ahead of the main event at 6 p.m. As noted above, VIPs also get exclusive light bites from two-time Truffle Master Manabu “Hori” Horiuchi of Kata Robata!

Complimentary valet is provided for all attendees. Elegant attire, please. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit The Truffle Masters 2018 website.

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