VALENTINES 2010 - NEED A TRUFFLE TASTING MENU IN LA - ANY???
Any recommendations for a restaurant doing this on the 13th? i want to surprise my wife with a truffle tasting menu or at leas a great menu with a lot of truffle options....the more reasonably pried the better....please help!
Maybe you can call Il Grano in West LA. I recall they did a truffle menu a while back.
Melisse in Santa Monica still has their 10th Anniv. Tasting Menu - Not all truffle, but it was quite good.
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White truffle season is well over if I'm not mistaken, so you're going to have a pretty tough time finding a truffle tasting menu this time of year, but the experts around here can correct me if I'm wrong. I think you're going to be out of luck, but of course there are plenty of other great tastings out there.
I'm still seeing the local variety (from around Shasta) at the SMFM. Both White and Black, although the black looked nicer and felt firmer. Both had a good aroma.
Most of the time I'd rather get the local stuff than older imported stuff. Of course it can't compare to the European stuff in it's prime, but a much better value. But to stay on topic, I really don't know of any places using Cal/Oregon Truffles currently..
We went to Ado on Main st in Venice on New Year's Day and had an amazing truffle menu (mostly fresh black truffles but there were a few dishes with white) and the prices were quite reasonable for the quality- $24-$90, depending on the dish and the truffle. I sent a big time winemaker in town from Washington and his Italian wife there last week and they had the truffle dishes- came back raving about the place as some of the best Italian food they've ever had (even the Italian wife!)
Also, they've got a bottle of Barbaresco on the list for $63(!)- perfect pairing for truffles.
Try Providence on Melrose, I know they have a truffle supplement for the tasting menus. On the night I was there they were offering both black and white.