From glancing at the Da Rosario booth at the Brooklyn Eats Trade Show this past month, I never knew the rich history that preceded Rosario Safina. Previously making appearances on the likes of shows like Martha Steward and CNN, and having a resume dating back to 1984 with his truffle introduction into the marketplace. It made it perfectly understandable that he would be the appointed ‘go to’ truffle aficionado for the finest restaurants. His exotic line of truffle innovations is what drew me to his display. That and my obsession with truffle oil. It was truly a unique assortment of truffle products, and what was even more unique was the fact that it was 100% organic. He also offers up a vegan friendly line which I’m sure is a pleasant surprise for the anti protein consumers. Although I do say that with caution due to the secretly high amount of protein in vegetables that I’m sure the meat industry could do without me mentioning.
Rosario Safino’s wealth of knowledge on truffles, and his method of popularizing and transforming them from elite luxury to staple cooking accessory, has re-positioned this product into regular kitchens and homes at this point. I know firsthand the magic behind the truffle when it comes to a good gruyere and smoked gouda mac n cheese. Whether you’re dousing truffle butter in pasta, or drizzling truffle oil over french fries or seafood, it just makes the ordinary dishes a little bit more special.
There was something quite magical happening at the Da Rosario booth at Brooklyn Eats, and it further confirmed my notion that there is some sort of magic of the truffle.. I was completely infatuated with their organic white truffle butter and organic black truffle oil. It had a superior flavor profile with a very delightful finish. Visions of lobster mac plums danced in my head as I allowed the aftertaste to linger. All things truffle truly do bring excitement to the most basic comfort foods. I can rightfully say Da Rosario’s products are full of love and full of life. As is the magical, mystical truffle..