Valentino White Truffle Dinner - Perceptor's Report
- Perceptor Dec 13, 2007 08:56 AM
To celebrate my wife's birthday, I picked Valentino for our dinner option. Knowing white truffle season is in full swing, Valentino is definitely a good choice since they know their white truffle (probably biggest white truffle buyer in LA year after year). White truffle is not shown in the menu nor in their tasting menu. Just ask them and they can incorporate white truffle in anything.
Here are our pictures from the dinner. Enjoy!
Happy Birthday to Mrs Perceptor! The pictures look great, and hope you had a wonderful time. That risotto looks delicious.
To piggyback on your wonderful post, I'll add that I was recently at a white truffle dinner at Valentino's back on November 15th. My short review is here
If you love truffles, that was the night for it. Some of the pictures only show a few truffle shavings on them - this is how they came out from the kitchen. I forgot to take the picture immediatey after the servers came around the table and shaved a bunch more truffles right on top! Needless to say, we had our fill of white alba truffles that night.
So envious... I was supposed to be at that dinner, seeing the pics make it more painful :(. That upstairs wine room is where we had our NYE dinner several years ago, with much a similar cast of characters that you were there with. Having a "Piero-ized" Valentino dinner is really something else. Good Barolo with white truffles is one of the world's best pairings... just like d'Yquem and foie.
Gorgeous pics as always, thanks Perceptor! I had an amazing white truffle dinner at Valentino last year but haven't made it yet this year. Your report is all the inspiration I need.