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Truffle gnocchi

seramyu Oct 16, 2011 04:18 PM

So I've been having this dream of eating crispy potato gnocchi with either black or white truffle shavings on top in an equally amazing truffle based sauce.

Does anyone know where I can get this dish?

I've been googling and searching menupages and so far the only place I found that had something like what I'm dreaming of is Brasserie BeauMarchais.

I've seen a couple mentions of a restaurant that serves a truffle & gnudi (ricotta-based gnocchi) dish, but I'm really craving potato gnocchi in particular.

If anyone can advise me of some other places that might have what I'm looking for, I would most appreciate it!

Feel free to recommend any other "to die for" truffle-based dishes as well! Thanks!

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    RGR RE: seramyu Oct 16, 2011 09:45 PM

    When we were at Tocqueville two weeks ago, we had gnocci with a very generous amount of while Alba truffles. Sensational! And the fettuccini with white truffles were not exactly too shabby either.

    Tocqeuville photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...


    1 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

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      kosmose7 RE: RGR Oct 16, 2011 10:13 PM

      OMG! They look gorgeous. :)

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        kosmose7 RE: RGR Oct 17, 2011 07:19 PM

        As soon as I saw your photo, I dialed up and made a reservation at Tocqueville. LOL

        I had sea urchiin capellini and Alba white truffle fettuccine. They were fantastic!!!! :)

        Thanks for letting me know about this!

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          Cheeryvisage RE: kosmose7 Oct 17, 2011 07:36 PM

          Ooh, you got the uni angel hair dish. It's one of their signatures. I loved how Tocqueville left in tact the large lobes of uni instead of completely mixing them into the pasta. It' just made for a far more satisfying uni experience.

          How much was the truffle pasta, by the way, if you don't mind my asking? Unfortunately, the website was not helpful. The amount of truffle they used were indeed very generous.

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            kosmose7 RE: Cheeryvisage Oct 17, 2011 07:40 PM

            Me too. I like their pasta with whole uni. Yummy!
            The Alba truffle pasta (gnocchi or fettuccine) was really expensive. $85 for appetizer portion and $135 for main dish. I had main dish, and I had no money left in my pocket I had to walk home! LOL

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              Cheeryvisage RE: kosmose7 Oct 17, 2011 07:46 PM

              Oh no! I hope the walk wasn't too long. :D

              Thanks for the info on the price, definitely not cheap but certainly expected for white alba truffle.

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            RGR RE: kosmose7 Oct 17, 2011 07:40 PM

            You're very welcome, kosmose7! Glad to hear that you enjoyed those two dishes. The sea urchin with angel hair is one of Tocqueville's signatures. I've not had it because I'm not big on sea urchin. The other signature is the foie gras and scallops, which I have had a couple of times. Wonderful! If you go again, you should definitely try it.

            ETA: Looking at the time stamps, I see that my post overlapped with yours and Cheeryvisage's. We had the Alba truffles as part of the lunch tasting menu. The supplement was $40pp.


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              kosmose7 RE: RGR Oct 17, 2011 07:49 PM

              I will remember the foie gras and scallops next time I go there! I tried their foie gras with riesling jelly last time and it was very good, so I have a feeling their other foie gras dishes will probably be good too! Thanks for the recommendation! :)

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                Cheeryvisage RE: RGR Oct 17, 2011 08:00 PM

                Thanks, RGR. I believe the lunch tasting is $80 or $80-something? The $40 supplement seems very reasonable.

                (By the way, was Miguel your server? I saw him in one of your photos. He was really excellent when I dined there for lunch 3 months ago.)

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                  RGR RE: Cheeryvisage Oct 17, 2011 10:49 PM

                  Actually, Cheeryvisage, the 5-course lunch tasting is $68. Talk about a bargain!

                  Yes, it was Miguel. He's such a nice young man and does a truly fine job. He's worked at Tocqueville for a long time. He told us he started in the kitchen polishing the silver. Now, he's a captain who provides polished service (pun intended). :)


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                    Cheeryvisage RE: RGR Oct 18, 2011 05:12 AM

                    Wow, I'll have to look into making my way there for lunch again soon!

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                uwsister RE: kosmose7 Oct 17, 2011 09:43 PM

                Wow, they both look insanely delicious. I might have to give up some of my purse fund for that fettuccine with white truffle.

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              cubicles RE: seramyu Oct 17, 2011 06:22 AM

              although the restaurant as a whole is only "pretty good" IMO, Jane does have a sensational truffled gnocchi dish that can be ordered as either an appetizer or entree. If you do go, you also shouldn't miss the "milk and cookies" dessert

              100 West Houston Street, New York, NY 10012

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