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Truffle Masters 2017 | Who Will Take the Title? On January 16, DR | Delicacy is proud to present The Truffle Masters 2017 featuring fresh black truffles imported directly from Spain. In this heated competition at Artista at the Hobby Center, 25 top chefs from Houston’s most highly acclaimed restaurants will compete to create the most delectable, mouthwatering dish using DR | Delicacy’s aromatic and flavorful truffles. Confirmed celebrity chefs include: Robert Del Grande from Café Annie, David Denis from Le Mistral, Tommy Elbashary from B&B Butchers and Restaurant, Enrico Glaudo from Ristorante Cavour, Manabu Horiuchi from Kata Robata, Ronnie Killen from Killen’s Steakhouse, and more. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the scholarship program of Les Dames d’Escoffier International Houston Chapter, for students pursuing an education in culinary arts, wine, hospitality and agriculture industries. Tickets are limited; get yours today at visit www.thetrufflemasters.com/tickets-information. Mex in the Box | A Special Gift Set for the Holidays Skip the long lines at the mall this holiday season by ordering gourmet gift sets from award-winning Hugo’s and Caracol restaurants this holiday season. The holiday gift box will bring a taste of true Mexico to its recipients. Each box includes: • One signed copy of Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico, named by Saveur magazine as one of just six essential Mexican cookbooks • One of Hugo’s restaurant’s housemade chocolate tablets with which to make Hugo’s Mexican Hot Chocolate (or mole!) • One molinillo, a traditional Mexican turned wood whisk, used to mix and froth hot beverages such as hot chocolate • Two mugs in which to enjoy your Hugo’s Mexican Hot Chocolate! Cost for the gift sets is $60 each plus tax. The sets are available at Hugo’s and Caracol restaurants and they can also be ordered online at www.hugosrestaurant.net and www.caracol.net. december 16 | L O C A L 15