This weekend, Aldo, Keri and I went to Philly. Aldo has never been there and I only went twice – once as a kid, and once when there might have been lots of drinking involved so I don’t remember much from either trip. Because of this, we wanted to do all the touristy things – see the liberty bell, go to the Ben Franklin museum, visit the art museum, etc. Keri’s done most of those things before, but we promised it would be a fun weekend, so she came along
The weather was very beautiful this weekend – it was perfect for walking around and sightseeing, and we had such a great time. We had lots of good luck on this trip because the Ben Franklin museum happened to be free on Saturday, and there was a free outdoor screening of an opera – The Barber of Seville.
I happen to like the opera, but this was Aldo and Keri’s first opera experience (other than hearing bits and pieces of really famous arias here and there). I’m not sure they loved it, but they still had a good time – it was a beautiful night to have a picnic dinner outdoors.
Right before the opera started, we grabbed food at food trucks right nearby. Keri had a burger, and Aldo and I shared a cheese-stuffed meatball sandwich, fried cheese curds (yum!), and Parmesan truffle fries. I am obsessed with truffle oil and truffle salt, so I couldn’t resist getting these fries.
Now, these fries were AWESOME. The combination of potatoes, truffle oil, and Parmesan is absolutely perfect. I knew I would have to make something like this at home. Perhaps without the deep frying.
I was excited to see that we got potatoes in our CSA share this week, it was like a sign that I had to make these Parmesan Truffle Potato Wedges. I think if I had to pick a food to eat every day for the rest of my life, this would be it. (more…)