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??
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.
350 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071
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...
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.
White truffles - I agree go to Valentino!!!!!
I understand that Fiorenzo Dogliani of Beni di Batasiolo Estate will actually bring a white truffle that he will pick up at the TRUFFLE MARKET in Alba (Piemonte, Italy) the day before flying!
The dinner is on Dec 6th.
This is the menu:
A white truffle Piemontese Evening
with Fiorenzo Dogliani wines “Beni di Batasiolo”
WHEN: 6:30 pm Thursday December 8, 2011
Gavi DOCG 2009
Trito di Carne all’Albese e Tartufi
Beef Tartare with quail egg, ricotta “spuma” and truffles
Barbera d’Alba DOC 2008
Porcini e Tartufi
Tortino of Porcini, truffles and fonduta
Barbera d’Alba, Cru “Sovrana” DOC 2008
Uovo in Raviolo al Burro di Nocciola e Tartufi
Soft egg filled Raviolo, hazelnut butter & truffles
Barbaresco DOCG 2008
Tagliolini al ragù di piccione
Tagliolini with pigeon ragù
Brasato di Manzo al Barolo con Polenta Bianca Bramata
Slow braised beef shank with polenta & Castelmagno
Barolo DOCG 2006
Formaggi e Miele al Tartufo
Italian artisan cheeses with truffled honey
Barolo Vigneto Cerequio, La Morra 2000
Gianduja Hazelnut Chocolate Budino
Moscato d’Asti “Bosc d’La Rei” DOCG 2010
$200 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity
Sounds great to me!!!
Messed up - the date is Thursday, 12/8. I guess call and reserve with Giuseppe. Knowing Valentino, it should be a great event with worth-it truffles.
2 weeks ago I had egg in truffle - pasta ravioli on the bottom, coddled egg with runny yolk,spinach, ricotta, and parmesan with white truffles - I can only imagine what this would be like with a fresh truffle from Alba.
Here's the LQ menu:
1 Amuse: truffle gel 3 ways: vodka, gin, tequila
2 Cucumber Ice Cream, Blis Steel-head Roe, Blinis, Truffles
3 Cold Poached Quail Eggs Mold in Pork Aspic with Sun choke, Fresh Truffles
4 Truffle Panacotta, Sea Urchin Emulsion
5 Pintade Hen Tartar with Truffle, Celery Root Truffle Remoulade, a hint of Yuzu
6 Green Daikon Cannoli, Dungeness, Serrano Ham Pico De Gallo
7 Scottish Hare Truffle Consommé, Morcella, Hare shu-mai
8 Truffle Tapioca Pudding, Belize Shrimps, Green Tea Sabayon
8 Truffle Congee, Spiny Lobster, leeks, 24 months Comte cheese
9 Monkfish Cheek, Hazelnut Butter Vinaigrette, Truffles
10 Scrambled Eggs, Truffles, Nopales, Truffle Mole
11 Oxtail and Truffle Grilled Cheese
12 Beef Bone Marrow Toast, Truffles, Huckleberries
13 Wood Pigeon From Scotland, Fresh Fig, Green Lentils, Parsnip, Miso, Nameko
14 Veal Sweetbreads, Duck Foie Gras Soft Taco
15 Purslane Salad, curdle yolk, Truffles
16 Truffle Coulomier Cheese
17 Truffle Tamale “Elote” Truffle Steamed Milk
18 Beer taffy Truffle and Barley Ice Cream, “Hop Caramel Fleur de sel Cremeux, Beer Truffle Varnish
For those that are interested, sign up for LQ's mailing list:
Secondly, we will be opening up reservations Monday (Oct 31st) morning (approx 10.30a) for a limited 24 seats. The online reservationss link will be released exclusively to the LQ mailing list FIRST (before it spreads out everywhere else - twitter, Facebook & etc) Approx price will be $350 (we are finalizing over the weekend) for ALL 18 courses.
Yea. I just got it in my email box too. I was wishing that it wouldn't run more than 175 bucks.
It sounds really good. But just most likely can't afford it unless I win the lottery in the next few days or receive excessive donations to my white truffle trust fund account.
Though yes. It's 18 whole courses for 350 bucks. A little less than 20 bucks per dish on avg.
Hounds, please report back.
It's official. The LQ@SK all White Truffle Dinner is on Monday, Nov. 14th.
Those reservations open up at 10.30a today (10/31) to the mailing list first, and if not filled up will spread via the interwebs/twitter/fb maybe 30 min after that.
24 seats. Very expensive, but will no doubt be unforgettable.
I wish. Let me know how it goes. This time I will have to live vicariously through you chowhound pros.
The menu sounds great. Well, at least 14 out of the 18 dishes.
But even with the tax and tip included, it's still quite expensive.
Sadly, I looked at the sign up sheet and it noted 175 bucks. And I did a double take.
Though on a second read, I noticed that was o ly 50% of the fee with the balnce to be paid on that evening ofthe truffle dinner.
YES! There is the totally white Truffle Menu of Obika' Mozzarella Bar in Century City
I was there last year and it was amazing - the wine pairing perfect. I already reserved my table, they announced it officially only this morning through the Newsletter - 85 + 28 for wine!
White Truffle Dinner Menu
November 15, 2011
Bianco e Nero
Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP with black and white truffles
extra virgin olive oil
Soncino e tartufo bianco
Mache salad, sea salt, hazelnut dressing, white pepper and white truffle
Gnocchi alla Fonduta e tartufo bianco
Potato gnocchi with Valle d'Aosta Fontina fondue and white truffle
Tajarin e tartufo bianco
Taglierini pasta with sage butter, Parmigiano Reggiano and white truffle
Carne all'Albese con tartufo bianco
Steak Tartare with extra virgin olive oil, white truffle and black pepper
Uova al Tegame con tartufo bianco
2 fried eggs, sunny-side up, with sea salt and white truffle
Fragole, Gelato e Aceto Balsamico
Strawberries, cream gelato, and 25-year aged balsamic vinegar
Flourless chocolate almond cake
Arneis Vietti – Piemonte
Barbaresco Produttori del Barbaresco - Piemonte
Passito Kantico Tindari - Sicilia