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Seeking italian white truffles in LA (to cook), other than Surfa's

luigisdad Dec 29, 2007 07:21 AM

I'm thinking about skipping the prix fixe mess for New Year's eve and instead, putting my money on a great bottle of champagne and white truffles to shave on top of some eggs, pasta and anything else I can find. I know that the pricing this season is crazy high due to weather as well as the lousy euro to dollar exchange rate. Does anybody have any recommendations, other than Surfa's, to get white truffles, and how much should I expect to pay?

Thank you very much.

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    Adsvino Dec 29, 2007 07:36 AM

    Around $325 an ounce at the BH Cheese Store.

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      yogachik Dec 29, 2007 07:37 AM

      Farmer's Market - Santa Monica.

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      1. re: yogachik
        perk Dec 29, 2007 09:12 AM

        Those are domestic truffles, right?

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        RicRios Dec 29, 2007 08:03 AM

        What's wrong with Surfas ?

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        1. re: RicRios
          luigisdad Dec 29, 2007 08:27 AM

          I've been going to Surfa's for over 15 years. I remember when they first started selling food products with Van Rex (sic). The pricing has become ridiculous for not only food products, but also for basic pots and pans. I'd rather go to the BH Cheese Store than pay the same amount at Surfa's.

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          Burger Boy Dec 29, 2007 08:05 AM

          Try Nicoles in South Pasadena.
          Try the Gourmet Italian Importer in West LA that they talk about on this Board, I forgot the name.

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          1. re: Burger Boy
            thomtompkins Dec 31, 2007 08:07 AM

            I second Nicoles. If they dont have it you dont need it. LOL.

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