Duck fat popcorn with truffle salt and oil
Orville Redenbacher, move over.
Chef Christian deLutis of Alizee pops his corn in duck fat. He gives it a drizzle of truffle oil and a shake of truffle salt, then gives it away free as a bar snack.
"It's not a cheap bar snack, if I could put it that way," deLutis told me.
But, he said, it keeps people drinking at the bar.
I talked popcorn with deLutis the other day for a story I am writing for next Wednesday's Taste section in The Sun. As you might have guessed, it's about hafalutin' popcorn, not the ordinary stuff.
Anybody out there know another bar or restaurant serving fancy popcorn? I know Woodberry Kitchen offers Eastern Shore popcorn, which may qualify if you factor in locavore chic.
Multicolored organic heirloom popcorn with exotic spice blends from 479 Degrees Popcorn. Photo credit: Chicago Tribune.