“Truffles are the diamond of the kitchen”
— Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
For over a decade, mushroom expert and all-around fungi (sorry) Marc Eber has supplied many of Toronto’s finest restaurants and specialty stores with rare and wild foraged mushrooms from around the world. For this Master Class, Marc will be showcasing at least 5 different kinds of fresh truffles including: Chinese, Oregon, Burgundy, Winter Black, and the rare White Alba, one of the most expensive foodstuffs in the world — and possibly some additional varietals depending on seasonality and availability.
Marc will be walk you through the differing qualities and provenance of the truffles typically available in Canada, offer tips on how to best store and use them, as well as sharing some of his unique experiences and insights into the global truffle industry.
There will be a unique opportunity to see, touch, smell and taste a wide range of fresh truffles, and collaborator Chef Indira Ramnarine will be preparing several truffle-based dishes to showcase these prized ingredients.
A selection of small hors d’oeuvres featuring the varieties of truffle species.
White truffle risotto topped with shaved fresh white truffle.
Seafood with black winter truffle butter
Cheese with truffle honey
Participants will get a small seasonal mushroom gift bag to take home, and as a special bonus, Marc will have a selection of fresh truffles available for purchase at wholesale/restaurant prices — typically less than half the price of truffles at retail gourmet food shops! This is a very special opportunity to get a rare and precious gift for yourself or any foodie on your list.
Marc Eber has been selling truffles in Ontario and Quebec for 10 years directly to restaurants and grocery stores through his business Marc’s Mushrooms and Wild Harvest. He has experience importing over 15 species of white and black truffles from many countries including: Italy, France, Hungary, Spain, Serbia and USA. He is newly interested in making the truffle experience more affordable and accessible to the general public.
Indira Ramnarine is an independent contract Chef and fellow truffle trailblazer with Marc’s Mushrooms. Indira supports locally sourced produce and sustainable resources within Canada, and has worked at some of Toronto’s Top new restaurants.
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