A Peek Inside: Heart of The Community Truffle Dinner

We believe nothing connects us quite like food.


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Harrison and I have found so much joy in volunteering our time and talents to help raise money for important causes through good food. A few weeks ago, through Five Loaves Catering, we had the honor of helping Jane Morgan Smith of Truffles NC do just that through her Heart of The Community Truffle & Wine Dinner.

 

This special meal featured four-truffle laden courses with local wine pairings. Jane donated thousands of dollars worth of black winter truffles and Raffaldini Vineyards donated the wine for each course. Harrison volunteered as chef crafting a decadent locally-sourced menu that was executed beautifully. I helped to serve and snapped photos.

I also devoured leftovers.

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Together, with the help of family and friends, we raised $3,000 for The Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina.

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The Dan River Girls

 

The Children’s Law Center provides legal advocacy to children who are victims of domestic violence or high -conflict custody cases and enables them to become emotionally healthy adults. The amount raised through this event will cover the expense of three cases from start to finish. By extension, we now have a part in these children’s cases and their lives.

 

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Deviled eggs with truffle and caviar

 

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Chef Susi Gott Séguret crafts truffled chocolate truffles with guests.

 

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Barbara Raffaldini of Raffaldini Vineyards

 

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Homemade Tagliatelle – shaved crottin – truffle – browned butter – parsley

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Fig Galette – roasted fig – hazelnut – boursin – truffle – mustard greens

 

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Freshly Caught Snowy Grouper, poached & seared – pommes dauphinoise with layered truffles and local sweet potato baby roots and greens – truffled beurre blanc

 

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Truffle and duck egg crème brûlée – honeycomb – hazelnut truffle shortbread

 


 

“You brought the evening full-circle when you reminded us of the joy that comes from being a part of a local food community and creating a masterpiece. The great care that went into every ingredient of that meal pales in comparison to the effort that it takes to bring up a child. Each is more precious and capable of delight than even that exquisite fig tart. The children in CLC’s cases can bloom beautifully when we help them through their family’s difficult times. We need people like you who believe in each child’s potential to become a strong member of our community.”

 

~Iris Sunshine, Executive Director – Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina

 

Learn more about The Children’s Law Center here.
Learn more about Heart of the Community and TrufflesNC here and here.


 

Want more decadent details? Check out Amanda’s course by course report over on her blog “Cuisine and Screen“. Amanda, thanks so much for joining us!


 

 

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