possible truffle chow event at oliveto in nov?
Oliveto is having their annual truffle dinner Nov 14-17. I am trying to get a group together to attend. I went to their tomato dinner a few weeks back and it was divine. Inside sources tell me I should book soon for the truffle event. Dates I am looking at is either Nov 14, or Nov 15.
There's a sample menu from last year on it.
Oliveto is located right next to the rockridge bart station for those worried about transport.
Also, bring your wallet, cause truffles aint cheap, follks.
Anyone interested? If so, please email at email@example.com
re: Robert Lauriston
Some years Piemonte has a bad season and good quality is hard to find. One of my friends says that he now makes a habit of showing up a few days ahead of time and poking his head in Oliveto to take a sniff. If the whole restaurant place is not filled with the heady scent of truffles, he cancels his res.
re: Melanie Wong
Palio d'Asti has in years past had some great white truffle events, the old owner was from the area and would go buy them himself. I believe the cook bought the place so who knows if they're still doing it.
Frankly, now that there's high-quality truffle oil available all year round, I'm less inclined to spend $100 an ounce or whatever for fresh.