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Truffle prices 2012!

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jdwdeville Dec 7, 2012 02:51 PM

Hey folks, looking for the best prices on truffles for the season so I thought I'd throw them up here for reference as I find them...

Cheese Store of BH- white, over $330/oz. black $47/oz

Bay Cities- white $165/oz

Anyone else?

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    jdwdeville Dec 7, 2012 04:44 PM

    Also, online order house Gilt has them for $225/oz
    I believe Ruth Reichl has something to do with their food operations so...

    1. Porthos Dec 7, 2012 03:29 PM

      It was a bad season for white alba truffles from what I understand. Had some at Providence a couple of weeks ago. They were large and beautiful appearing but lacked the fragrance of previous years. Not sure if this is a reflection of the poor season or just that batch.

      It may be a good year to try Australian and domestic.

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        jdwdeville Dec 7, 2012 04:43 PM

        I was lucky enough to be in the room recently when a truffle purveyor stopped by with his wares. The smell of truffles filled the room before he had even opened his bag!
        I wonder how much difference the truffle vendor makes...

      2. perk Dec 7, 2012 03:16 PM

        Ok....I realize this is a different way to go. But...you can buy domestic truffles from the mushroom guy at the Santa Monica and Hollywood Farmers Market. Much cheaper, of course, and not bad.

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