Good Truffle Oil in New Castle Co De
I want to make the lasagna recipe from Mark Bittman's column in the Sunday Times magazine. Does anyone know where to get decent truffle oil in the Wilmington/Newark area? I am looking for an oil that actually tastes good -I have had bad truffle oil in the past and don't want to do that again.
I second the truffle butter suggestion. But... if you must use truffle oil, the Roland brand is actually not too bad, and I like the fact that like a few other brands, more neutral safflower oil used to carry the chemical cocktail that provides the faux truffle flavor rather than olive oil. You really need to use very little truffle oil in a dish (I think that folks who have complained of the cloying artificial taste simply use too much of it) and I'd rather use a good EV olive oil of my own choosing at finishing for that particular layer of flavor.
Of the truffle butters I've seen for sale commercially, the black truffle butter contains actual truffle bits (and some extract), while the white truffle butter relies completely on an addition of truffle oil (and sometimes porcini mushrooms).
If I were being very particular about what oil I was using, I'd likely go to the olive oil store in West Chester. A Taste of Olive on High St. Then, I'd go to Eclat a couple doors down and get some chocolate truffles. I mean you're right there, how could you not stop in?