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Truffle dishes in LA and OC - seasonal update?

OC Mutt Dec 20, 2010 07:30 PM

Hounds, can you please report who's got this year's best seasonal truffle dishes for winter 2010/11 around town in either LA or OC?

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  1. J.L. Dec 20, 2010 07:56 PM

    Valentino's soft egg filled raviolo, with hazelnut butter & truffles

    Kiriko's housemade truffle ice cream

    11301 W Olympic Blvd Ste 102, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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    1. re: J.L.
      A5 KOBE Dec 20, 2010 09:16 PM

      Agree with Valentino's. The egg filled raviolo is fantastic. The tortino of porcino, truffles, and fonduta was also delicious.

      1. re: J.L.
        kevin Dec 24, 2010 07:21 PM

        Truffle ice cream. Oh man. You think I can go there and grab a couple scoops and a hot green tea

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        loreeLB Dec 23, 2010 01:59 PM

        Andrea Ristorante at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast - AMAZING porcini risotto finished in a wheel of parm with a generous amount of white truffles shaved over the top. $90. This was truly fantastic, it touched every part of my tastebuds!

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          RicRios Dec 23, 2010 05:42 PM

          I can only report on a peculiar, or should I say, painful ( from the consumer's standpoint, that is ) fact: even though wholesale prices of truffles in Europe for the current season have dropped dramatically ( to the tune of about 90% in some cases ) from prior seasons peaks, LA dish prices have remained pretty much unmoved.

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          1. re: RicRios
            zack Dec 24, 2010 08:30 AM

            There is an off-menu white truffle risotto dish at Patina for $50, shaved table-side. There is also a menu item in starters section of sweetbreads with $50 truffle surcharge. That seems reasonably priced to me although the truffle itself was less fragrant than I would've liked. Pic of dish below was of a split portion, so the shavings look less generous.

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            zack Dec 24, 2010 08:40 AM

            Patina is hosting black truffle dinners mid-Jan


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