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Nov 10, 2009 01:56 PM

Truffle events/ dinners in the bay area?

Are any of you considering any of the truffle events/ dinners in the bay area? Just got the email from Oliveto's Bob Klein and was reminded of their upcoming truffle dinners. My last two experiences at Oliveto (one for their tomato dinner) were fair at best (and pretty bad QPR I felt) so I'm not sure that I would go back there for a truffle dinner.

Any other recs for a truffle dinner or menus serving truffles? They seem to cropping up on a lot of menus at this time of the year - would love to hear about any that might be considered a "good value". Thanks so much!

Oliveto Cafe
5655 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

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  1. We had a fabulous meal at one of Oliveto's truffle dinners last year, though ironically we decided that from now on we might skip the truffles (though Klein says they're cheap this year). Looks like I neglected to post about it here:

    Oliveto Cafe
    5655 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

    1. Looks like Palio d'Asti (in San Francisco) has a truffle dinner scheduled for this Friday evening.

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      1. re: DavidT

        Note that Palio d'Asti is on, although I'd check and make sure you can use the certificates for truffle dinners.

      2. Perbacco is doing truffle dishes nightly as is The Plumed Horse.

        I had several truffle dishes at Perbacco about 10 days ago and they were fantastic.

        230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

        The Plumed Horse
        14555 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070

        1. Not a truffle dinner or even a truffle event, but La Ciccia recently had a truffle honey on its cheese plate (paired with Sardinian cheeses, natch). It was out of this world.

          Jardiniere had white truffles as a special add-on on the menu when I dined there recently (but I didn't try them and we weren't told the price.)

          La Ciccia
          291 30th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

          1. I heard the chef from Poggio in Sausalito on the radio, and they're having truffle dinners -- next week, I think. I wonder if you go on Monday if you can have both truffles and porchetta!

            777 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965