Hurricane Sandy Prevents Andrew Carmellini From Preparing $15,000 Worth Of Truffles
In the face of the Frankenstorm, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has declared a state of emergency in New York City, ordering mandatory evacuations in low-lying areas, closing schools on Monday, and shutting down all subways starting at 7 PM tonight — essentially, forcing all of the city to stay home and ponder a life without internet for five hours on Monday.
But for Andrew Carmellini, the tragedy is far greater:
Doesn’t Bloomberg and Cuomo know I’m sitting on 15k in White truffle for #trufflepaloza ???
— Andrew Carmellini (@andrecarmellini) October 28, 2012
Indeed, earlier this month, Carmellini had unfortunately scheduled his annual Trufflepalooza, a day where he and his restaurant Locanda Verde serves a three-course meal chock full of truffles, for tomorrow evening. The dinner was to have featured items like veal carpaccio and ricotta gnocchi, all covered by a gentle snow of truffle shavings, as well as two types of desserts featuring truffles.
But ah, the weather is capricious and has no taste, and instead he’ll probably be stuck at home like the rest of New York City, eating Spaghetti-Os out of a can, while the winds go about destroying everything that is fun and good in this world.
UPDATE: Trufflepalooza is officially cancelled, but will return on Wednesday as Frankentrufflepalooza.