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Baron Sep 20, 2008 11:58 AM

FRESH PROCINI MUSHROOMS! Are any restaurants serving them? When is their season? Do any markets have them? Help. I am in serious craving for the them.

  1. tritip Sep 20, 2008 12:41 PM

    The mushroom dude at the SM farmer's market has them. I just saw him today. Also has first matsutake of the season.

    1. SecretAsianMan Sep 21, 2008 05:47 AM

      I strongly recommend Brunello Trattoria's Veal and Porcini pasta special. If you call ahead and ask for it, they'll make it for you. You'll dream about it for days.

      My review is here:



      6001 Washington Blvd,
      (@La Cienega
      )Culver City, CA 90232

      1. sbritchky Sep 21, 2008 09:09 AM

        I used to get fresh American porcini -- from Oregon, if I recall, and generally smaller than the Italian variety -- at Andronico's Markets in the Bay Area. They made a wonderful appetizer or side dish brushed with olive oil and very lightly broiled or grilled. Do any Southern California grocers carry them?

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        1. re: sbritchky
          Servorg Sep 21, 2008 09:33 AM


          1. re: Servorg
            sbritchky Sep 22, 2008 02:04 AM

            Thanks -- I'll try the Farmer's Market mushroomer.

            Twenty years ago, when Valentino was on Lincoln, they used to serve a huge grilled fresh porcini as an appetizer that astounded eyes, mind, and tongue. I'd love to be able to recreate it whenever the spirit moved me.

            1. re: sbritchky
              SecretAsianMan Sep 22, 2008 12:51 PM

              You can buy flash frozen porcini at Guidi Marcello on 20th in Santa Monica.


              1. re: SecretAsianMan
                Baron Sep 22, 2008 02:48 PM

                Thanks for you help SecretAsianMan. I intend to try Brunello the first chance I get. I found a place on the net that will ship fresh domestic porcini from Oregon. About $25 per pound. Trader Joes once carried frozen porcini and they had very little flavor. I'll check Surfas in Culver City.

                1. re: Baron
                  SecretAsianMan Sep 22, 2008 03:02 PM

                  Fresh domestic porcini!! How about that?!

                  Please do report back when you have a chance.

                  You might take a look at Guidi because they carry all sorts of Italian mushroom products. A wonderland!

                  1. re: SecretAsianMan
                    Baron Sep 22, 2008 06:45 PM

                    Here is the site for the fresh domestic porcini. I think I'll splurge. Heck with the economy.


        2. Hughlipton Sep 22, 2008 01:06 PM

          Call the Cheese Store in Beverly Hills they quite often carry them.

          1. Hughlipton Sep 22, 2008 04:43 PM

            You might also check a website called earthy delights.com

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