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yanz Jan 4, 2011 04:58 PM

Who's had any yummy dishes with truffles recently and where? Preferably in Boston, not greater Boston area. Thanks!

  1. lipoff Jan 4, 2011 08:49 PM

    The last memorable truffle dish I had in Boston was at Clio, although not recently. And it was really amazing. If you're interested, give them a call and see if they have something with truffle on the menu now. If you want to make something yourself, a large sign at Savenor's (on Charles St) advertises that they have truffles for sale inside!

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      yanz Jan 5, 2011 06:45 AM

      Thanks for the Savenor's tip, I'll check it out.

      The reason I ask is that we've been at a few places recently that have had specials with truffles, but these items are obviously not on the regular menu, so you'd only know if you're there to hear the specials (or call, I guess). So I was curious if anyone's had anything worth hunting down...

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        Nab Jan 5, 2011 06:53 AM

        Keep in mind the white Alba truffles are done now, so if you see them around, they are probably the last of the season.

        Had a couple of excellent dishes of both black and white truffles at Erbaluce on Sunday yet again, though I would call to confirm he still has any on offer.

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        Erbaluce
        69 Church Street, Boston, MA 02116

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          yanz Jan 5, 2011 06:55 AM

          thanks.

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            cambridgedoctpr Jan 5, 2011 09:02 AM

            i would think that you could do just as well with truffles at home with good pasta and olive oil with salt and pepper. And a bottle of Nebbiolo wine. It is so simple.

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      galka Jan 5, 2011 09:38 AM

      I know you said in Boston, but I just have to report that we had the most incredible white truffle risotto on P&B Bistro in Wellfleet (on the Cape). Granted, it was 60 bucks, but I never saw such beautiful truffle slices anywhere in the US before. We had to ask to see the whole thing and it was huge!

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        Gabatta Jan 5, 2011 10:28 AM

        La Campania in Waltham had a pretty killer pasta dish garnished with truffle's last year. The amount of truffle's was so generous for the price as to make one question the authenticity of the truffles. However I wonder about that even when paying through the nose for truffles (perhaps I am just paranoid).

        Still looking for somewhere in the area which does a great truffle and egg dish. Maybe I will have to splurge at Savenors and make one myself.

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        La Campania
        504 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

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          yumyum Jan 5, 2011 10:35 AM

          My favorite version of this dish is on the menu at Prezza.

          "Ravioli di Ouvo" Ravioli stuffed with ricotta and egg yolk tossed with butter and sage $10

          They will top it with truffles if they have them. Worth a call to ask.

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          Prezza
          24 Fleet St., Boston, MA 02113

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            Gabatta Jan 5, 2011 10:41 AM

            I love that dish already, so the truffle topper would be a great addition. I always have to get a double order.

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              yumyum Jan 5, 2011 10:45 AM

              It's super swoony. Lick the dish, throw your inhibitions out the window swoony. Topped with truffles it's just ridiculous.

              As Nab said above, the season is almost over for the perfumed white truffles, so call soon if you hope to score the "supplement".

              One thing Chuck Draghi (Erbaluce) pointed out on Sunday is that this year was absolutely spectacular for truffles and no one has made a big deal about it. No MSM has picked up the story of the killer tartufi and it's just plain odd. We were very very lucky this year to scarf them up.

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