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WHITE TRUFFLE TASTING MENUS - 2011/2012

Hey All its that time of the year again...can we make a new post here for all tasting menus going on. The only ones I have heard are starrry kitchen and cecconis. Any others??

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  1. Melisse has one. You can find it on their website.

    1. Providence usually has a tasting menu....not sure if it's totally white.

      1. LQ @ SK has said their upcoming 18 course (!!!!) truffle menu will be announced this week. How much of that will be white truffle remains to be seen but still... eighteen!!!!

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        1. re: FranklinJefferson

          What place is LQ @ SK? Bouchon has white truffles as well. Madeo usually too!

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          Madeo Restaurant
          8897 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

          Bouchon
          235 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

          1. re: jkaz313

            Valentino always scores the best white truffles.

            1. re: maudies5

              Agree. I did both the LQ truffle mega-dinner and the Valentino truffle dinner last year - Both were unbelievably good, and I'd go again in a hearbeat.

              Someone else's corporate account took the hit on both, so I don't know the exact pricing.

              1. re: J.L.

                i seriously need a corporate account.
                after all, i'm presuming the LQ at SK truffle tasting menu is going to run upwards of 300 bucks before even tax and tip.

                1. re: kevin

                  Hmmm... First, responding to jkaz313, LQ @ SK is Laurent Quenioux's semi-permanent temporary pop-up/guest stint at Starry Kitchen in the Water Court complex downtown. Second, <$300 at a pop-up might be pushing the conceit a bit. Had dinner at Bistro LQ many times and found the experience to be well worth every penny but I think that due to the "temporary" nature of this experiment, his overhead may be considerably less... and therefore one of the most ridiculous deals ever for a multi (18!!!) course Truffle dinner. This coming from someone who still throws on a black armband at the beginning of Truffle season in memoriam for Ken Frank's late-lamented Le Toque truffle menu.

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                  Starry Kitchen
                  350 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071

                  1. re: FranklinJefferson

                    18 courses of white truffles is a lot of truffles. As I recall from JL's photos, the shavings are generous. I'm sure the price is as low as they can make it and that the price will be literally worth every penny also given the ingredient.

                    I will be there as long as it's not the weekend of Nov 12...

                    1. re: FranklinJefferson

                      Ken Frank did the Truffle Tasting better than anyone. I wonder if he does it at his Napa restaurant?

                2. re: maudies5

                  "Valentino always scores the best white truffles."... And a frustrated Joe Pytka - with his now-permanently shuttered Bastide - could not be reached for comment... ;(

            2. There is a $105 white truffle tasting menu at Providence. I did not order the entire tasting menu but instead added the white truffle risotto to the vegetarian tasting menu. Absolutely fantastic. Generous with the truffle shavings!

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              1. re: running pig

                That sounds like a really inexpensive white truffle menu, particularly for Providence! Is this listed somewhere on their site?

                1. re: heinous

                  Not sure but I was just there this past weekend....so good! $105 gets you the risotto, agnolotti, a truffled egg and one other dish that I can't recall. I just had the risotto but I would absolutely go for the truffle tasting menu should I return.

                2. re: running pig

                  Response from Providence to my inquiry about a truffle tasting:

                  Chef Cimarusti is offering a 6-course White Truffle Menu Spontanee for $275.00 per person (exclusive of tax, beverages and gratuity). A recent menu included Scallop Sashimi, Grilled Santa Barbara Spot Prawns, Soft Scrambled Egg, Pasta alla Chitarra, and Grilled Halibut, all with shaved white truffle. He changes the menu a bit every day, so please regard this as an example.

                3. LET ME KNOW IF ANY OF U WANT TO CHECK OUT A WHITE TRUFFLE TASTING DINNER? NOT ALL OF MY FRIENDS ARE INTO DINING AS MUCH AS ME.

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                  1. re: jkaz313

                    Are you inviting us? Your treat?

                    1. re: J.L.

                      if it's jkaz's treat, i'm down, and it can even cost more than $300 in that case.