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San Miniato Truffle Fair

Has anyone been? Best places to eat? See?

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  1. Hi! I'm in NYC/Boston and I'm hoping to go this weekend! I hope someone posts some good ideas!

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    1. re: coco02446

      We'll be there too. Can't wait. Did you see the web site for it. It looks amazing. Check out this link which will talk alot about it. http://search.about.com/fullsearch.ht...

      1. re: sockster

        Hi Sockster! I just booked my flight. Planning to go to the fair on 11/29 and would love your advice after you attend. What fun!

        1. re: coco02446

          Coco- Just back...imagine a small town on a hillside, and booth after booth of fresh white truffles....THOUSANDS of them, tiny little restaurants popping open in every nook and cranny, amazing cheese and sausage truffle products, and make sure you go to the top of the hill where, there is another giant tent with 20 fresh truffle vendors, local wineries where, for 4 euros you get a souvioner glass and all the wine you can drink....then walk outside and theres stands making truffle food. For dessert, don't miss the bombolette with truffle cream for dessert....truly amazing!! This place was one great treat,...go later in the day on Saturday...marching band starts at 4PM..Enjoy.....truffle heaven!!!!!!!! (at local prices)..

          1. re: coco02446

            This is kind of a shot in the dark but . . . if anyone wants to share a Parmagolosa tour in Parma, Italy on Friday, November 27, 2009, my husband and I have room for 2 more people.
            Celebrate Thanksgiving, Italy-style!!
            Feel free to contact me at lisayuenrhoads@gmail.com
            Thanks!

            1. re: coco02446

              Coco- in Rome now...can't wait for Saturday morning!! Should be there by NOON- Report and pix to follow for you.

              1. re: sockster

                Hi Sockster!
                I'm so glad you had a great time in San Miniato. Thanks for writing. I love your enthusiasm. Please keep me posted. We leave for Italy on 11/23.

                1. re: coco02446

                  Nothing more to say, we're back in Rome now....leaving for US and home tomorrow. All I can say, is bring your appetite and enthurisam...it is a beautiful experience.....also, remember it's cold up there....bring warm clothes for the nighttime.

          2. re: coco02446

            If anyone is in Piedmont at the end of November, now is the best time for Piedmontese white truffles with fairs every weekend into early December.

            Some pictures of last weekend's Asti Truffle Fair

            http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid...

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            1. Don't overlook San Giovanni d'Asso as a center for truffles in Tuscany:

              http://travel.nytimes.com/2005/07/10/...

              I don't know if they have any sort of truffle festival there, but I imagine they might.

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