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Nov 6, 2006 06:50 AM

It's white truffle season (I think)

Please suggest some places where I can splurge on white truffles--or perhaps even a truffle tasting menu.

Has anyone ever done this? Please share your thoughts

The first places that come to mind are stodgy Northern Italians like Felidia and San Domenico... what other restaurants should I be considering?

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  1. A Voce had three special white-truffle dishes when I was there a week ago, for a $59 (or was it $49?) supplement each. I opted for the pasta, which was delicious and covered in truffle shavings. There was also an egg dish and a main dish that I can't remember.

    1. Well there is always Alain Ducasse @ $320/person - here's a very funny blogger that just got a freebie for propmotimg the menu . . .

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      1. Eleven Madison Park has white truffles ($65 suppl.) on its current dinner menu.

        1. We sat at the kitchen bar at Hearth last week and chef Marco was visibly excited about his first white truffle order of the season. $50 supplement, I think. The girls next to us got it, and he sliced ... and sliced ... and sliced on top of their risotto. I didn't lean in close enough to get a whiff, but it sure looked good.

          Also, we were at Cru earlier in the week and they sport a $400 truffle tasting menu, or you can order them as an add-on to any dish for $50. For your consideration--though Cru does trend a bit stodgy, if that's what you're trying to avoid.

          1. Thank you for the wonderful suggestions! They are immensely helpful.

            Next question: does anyone know when white truffle season ends and, when it does end, do they disappear from menus rather abruptly? I'm trying to plan my special dinner a few weeks in advance but don't want to miss the truffles.

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            1. re: Yaqo Homo

              I believe the white truffle season lasts until December. However, restaurants may not continue to offer them until then, so it's best to check with the restaurant you're interested in.