You Are Cordially Invited to
The Annual Donati Gala & Truffle Auction
Only the creme-de-la-creme of the Foodie World have been invited. Top chefs and famed restauranteurs sit at VIP tables. Celebrities, political higher-ups, muses and artists all gather and banter, laugh and tease, during the highly anticipated Donati Gala & Truffle Auction in New York City each year. But this year is different. A night filled with decadent food and delicious spirits goes horribly awry when the prized 2 lb Truffle goes missing and then Mr. Donati, the Truffle King himself, turns up dead. Could it be the spoiled Daughter? The crazed Chef? The jealous Brother? The simple-minded waiter? The money hungry 2nd Wifey? Or one of YOU?! While everyone is locked in the restaurant until the authorities arrive, this Italian family knows very well how to keep the plot ah-twisting, the plates ah-balancing and the drinks ah-pouring...so it's up to you-ah, to figure out...who-ah-dunnit! This immersive, murder mystery musical will have you laughing, singing, guessing, ducking and devouring the whole night through.
(NOTE: Our Live Show is currently on hiatus in NYC- please check back!)
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"MORE! MORE! I didn't want this show to end!"
~ NBC, NY Live
"Unexpected, Unique, Personal and Hilarious- Do it!"
"Truffles is the newest hit in town"
"A night destined to be filled with delicious food, big bucks and the deadly comedy of untold family grievances, Truffles returns for its second installment with a renewed zest that will leave audiences craving the songs and drama that only a prized truffle can inspire."
~ BROADWAY WORLD
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WHATS ON TV
Watch the Truffles Mystery featured specials on
NBC's NY Live and Pix 11!
WHAT IS A TRUFFLE?!
A truffle is the fruiting body of a subterranean fungus, usually found in close association with tree roots, often foraged with the help of an animal possessing a refined sense of smell. Traditionally, pigs as well as dogs have been used for hunting truffles in order to be sold off to high-end restaurants around the world. Oprah is said to carry her own stash of truffles to her favorite restaurants, famed restauranteurs have their own personal "truffle dealers" they call for quick deliveries, and now a small piece of fungus can be auctioned off for an exorbitant dollar amount to the highest bidder. What a world!
Now, the truffle has come to be known as a highly prized food these days, being deemed "the diamond of the kitchen" in international haute cuisine. One of the world's largest species dug up in Tuscany sold for a record bid of $330,000 at a Truffle Auction, and in some countries, truffles are actually stolen right out of restaurants and then sold on the black markets and back alleys by a new "truffle mob," making the business of "truffle trade" a dangerous one in some parts of the world. One thing is certain...the love and obsession surrounding a tiny piece of fungus, makes for a KILLER murder mystery!