Hi there! Happy Tuesday to you! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We spent part of our weekend camping in Eastern Washington, and the other part cleaning and organizing the garage. I loved camping, and I really loved the opportunity to tackle our garage. I feel like organizing it has been on our list since we moved in almost two years ago. Whew!
And now, it’s back to work and back to blogging! This week, I’m excited to continue with my #julietravels posts to share more about my trip to Europe with my Girl Scout troop. Last week was all about Italy, and this week, it’s all about France and England!
To kick off the week, for today’s Tasty Tuesday post, I’m sharing an appetizer inspired by my favorite meal in Paris. While in Paris, we visited the Galleries Lafayette, which has an amazing food hall.
One of the artisan food vendors there was Maison de la Truffle, and they sold, you can guess – truffles! One of their lunch items was a baguette with truffle infused brie and arugula. So simple, yet so so delicious!
When I returned to the states, I knew I had to recreate this sandwich, so my hunt for truffled brie began. Much to my delight, it’s actually not that difficult to find. Whole Foods currently has two varieties, and Trader Joes carries a truffled brie during the holidays. So, I picked up the Mt. Townsend Creamery Trufflestack, which is a local favorite cheesemaker, from Whole Foods. I also got a fresh baguette and some arugula, and it was time to assemble.
This appetizer came together very quickly! I sliced the baguette into quarter-inch pieces, sliced the brie into thin wedges, then placed the pair on a pan to toast.
After about 4 minutes in the toaster oven, I popped them out, topped them with arugula, set them on a serving platter, and, voilà, done!
The brie is super creamy, and has the perfect amount of truffle flavor, and the arugula adds a peppery bite to the brie, all atop the toasty, crunchy baguette – it’s perfect! As I read about truffles, the most suggested drink pairing was a nice crisp champagne. Obviously I had to give that a try, and it was lovely!
This appetizer is incredibly easy, and would make a great starter for a dinner party, picnic snack, or middle-of-the-day on a Tuesday! 😉
Check back tomorrow for all the details about our time in Paris!