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white truffles in boston?

Anon12 Oct 14, 2010 08:38 AM

Hi everyone, last post I saw on this was from 2008 - wanted to discover if anyone knows of shops or restaurants that have white truffles? Or is it too early in the season? Thanks,

  1. hiddenboston Oct 14, 2010 09:14 AM

    Boy, would I like to find out as well. Great question!

    I tend to use white truffle butter instead these days, since it is much easier to find (and much cheaper!). I prefer it over truffle oil, which can have a metallic taste to it.

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      Wannabfoode Oct 14, 2010 09:20 AM

      menton just got the first of the season in

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        Anon12 Oct 14, 2010 10:20 AM

        Thanks! (figures it would be Menton) and hiddenboston - I agree. would love to get a hold of some real ones and make truffle butter....mmmm...

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        Menton
        354 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210

        1. re: Anon12
          hiddenboston Oct 14, 2010 10:40 AM

          Ina Garten likes the truffle butter from this company. Might be worth checking out if you have trouble finding truffles around here.

          http://www.dartagnan.com/51236/Truffl...

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            Pegmeister Oct 14, 2010 10:53 AM

            Marc, that company also has an amazing Mousse of Duck Foie Gras. As for the white truffles, you can get them by calling Dean & DeLuca, starting at $300 an ounce.

            1. re: hiddenboston
              BostonZest Oct 15, 2010 08:24 PM

              So do I! Lots of bits of truffles in it . Toss it into pasta or rice or smooth it over an eggy dish. I haven't seen it around Boston lately. Anyone see Dartagnan Truffle Butter?

              Penny
              http://www.bostonzest.com/

              1. re: BostonZest
                hiddenboston Oct 17, 2010 06:45 PM

                Oddly enough, while looking at various cheeses at Grafton Village Cheese in VT this weekend, I stumbled upon D'Artagnan black truffle butter. Tried it tonight---all I can say is mamma mia, it's good!

                1. re: hiddenboston
                  BostonZest Oct 18, 2010 02:11 PM

                  And, you didn't bring a tub back for me!

                  Glad you enjoyed it. Have some with some eggs for me then.

                  Penny
                  http://www.bostonzest.com/

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        9lives Oct 14, 2010 02:38 PM

        Savenor's Mkt on Charles St carries them in season. Don't know if they have them in yet. 617 723 MEAT

        1. fmcoxe6188 Oct 15, 2010 09:22 AM

          Deuxave just got some in as well

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            QCumber Oct 15, 2010 04:56 PM

            La Morra in Brookline sent out an email a couple of days ago with the title 'Arriva Tartufi Bianco', which I assume means 'white truffles have arrived'. It wasn't clear if they are now on the regular menu or only at a special dinner they were announcing, so it might be worth a call there to find out.

            Q

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              onecaketwocake Oct 15, 2010 07:15 PM

              I heard that Asana has started serving them but don't see anything on their website, so you might want to check...

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              Asana
              776 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199

              1. Nab Oct 18, 2010 05:33 AM

                Erbaluce currently has a wonderful super-yolk pasta with additional duck egg yolk cracked in and copious amounts of white Alba truffles shaved tableside. Pretty heady tubers, dude.

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                Erbaluce
                69 Church Street, Boston, MA 02116

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                  jjbourgeois Oct 19, 2010 07:13 AM

                  Formaggio Kitchen is Cambridge carries them in season. They used to also order them for folks. Not sure if they still do.

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                  Formaggio Kitchen
                  244 Huron Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

                  1. StriperGuy Nov 2, 2010 12:22 PM

                    Grotto used to do an amazing fresh truffle over fresh pasta dish in season.

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                      cpingenot Nov 2, 2010 02:48 PM

                      Formaggio has had black truffles in the past, don't know if they have white ones, nor if they have them yet for the season, but definitely worth a call.

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                        suzysue2 Nov 3, 2010 09:48 PM

                        Clio and Bistro 5 in Medford have them.

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                        Bistro 5
                        5 Playstead Road, Medford, MA 02155

                        1. rlove Nov 4, 2010 01:10 PM

                          I have had Alba truffles at Coppa twice now, and both times were excellent.

                          On my most recent visit (this week), the truffle special was sheep's milk ricotta gnocchi with Parmigiano-Reggiano and copious Alba truffles. Delicious.

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                          Coppa
                          253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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