Truffle prices 2012!
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
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.
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.
Also, online order house Gilt has them for $225/oz
I believe Ruth Reichl has something to do with their food operations so...