French Black Truffe

February has been declared “love” month over at Chez Us.  We are celebrating all things “love” this month.  To kick off the month we have a very special giveaway.  Our sweet friends over at Gourmet Attitude are more than generous.  They sent us a package last week with a fresh truffle from France, it was beyond special.  We are adore truffles, especially fresh ones, and have been enjoying it immensely.  To help you celebrate all things love (and wildly delicious, too) they are going to give away one fresh truffle to one of our readers.

If, you are not familiar with Gourmet Attitude, you should be.  We met Celine a few years ago, and she is an importer of some of the finest truffles.  Originally from France, she moved to New York where she started Gourmet Attitude.  She is forever seeking the best suppliers of truffles to give to her clients such as the French Laundry, Per Se, Daniel, and Alinea.  This little gem is known as the Périgord Truffle and is named after the region in France where it goes amongst oak and hazelnut trees.  Wait until you taste it – amazing!  Earthy, slightly musky and sweet.  We love to use fresh truffle shavings over fresh pasta, eggs or a perfectly grilled fillet.  A true aphrodisiac.

In order to gain an entry in this wildly delicious giveaway, you must head over to Gourmet Attitude’s fan page on Facebook and like them.  Then come back here and leave a comment that you did so.  Please play along nicely as we will be making sure everyone is a fan before picking a winner.  After you like their fan page, come back here and leave a comment.  Only one entry per person!  This giveaway is only open to readers in the US.  You have until midnight (PST) on February 5, 2013, February 11, 2013, to enter.  We will be announcing the winner of the truffle the morning of February 12, 2013.  Good luck!

A few of our favorite recipes using truffles from Gourmet Attitude:

**  Disclaimer:  Gourmet Attitude has been kind enough to give one truffle away to one lucky reader.  The views on this blog are our own and in no way were we monetarily compensated for writing this entry.  

The winner of this gorgeous truffle is Jenni (#27) of Pastry Chef Online.  Jenni, please email us ASAP so you can receive this truffle by Valentine’s Day!  denise @  – we cannot wait to see what you make your Valentine using this truffle!





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