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Nov 16, 2013 12:53 PM

How much does the truffle tagliatelle at NoMad cost?

Hi all!

My husband and I have a reservation at The NoMad next weekend, and would love to order the white truffles served with tagliatelle as one of our dishes. However, I seem to be confused about how much this dish costs. On the website, it's $32 for 4 grams of truffles (I understand this is now around $36 based on recent Chowhound discussions I've read), or $25 served with tagliatelle. Does this mean the total cost is $57? I've seen other websites/blogs state that this dish cost them over $100, which doesn't make sense to me based on the menu pricing.

Can someone who has ordered this please explain? Although we would LOVE to have this dish, we would rather not have a shocking bill at the end of the night!

Many thanks in advance!! :)

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  1. Correct $57. Or $61 as it is at the moment. You add the cost of the truffles to the dish

    13 Replies
    1. re: Ziggy41

      Fabulous. Thank you, Ziggy41! The photos you've posted of the truffle tagliatelle are mouth-watering!!

      1. re: Ziggy41

        So if I asked for the "ridiculous portion" of white truffles with my Nomad Roasted Chicken, it would cost me a mere $143 before tax/tip.

        I wonder if that's even possible, and how they'd prepare the bird. Would the whites play well with the blacks ...

        1. re: ipsedixit

          Add the foie for the Ménage à trois...

          I'm not sure if they would let you add the truffles on anything other than the tagliatelle or risotto during lunch/dinner because that's how they list the truffles on the menu (your choice of risotto or tagliatelle). Adding the truffles on anything else is not profitable since they sell it at cost.

          caramels, thanks. Any nice pictures I post here are purely accidental ;)

          1. re: Ziggy41

            At cost? $36 for 4 grams is $9,000 a kilo or a bit over $4,000 a pound. I doubt NoMad is paying that for their truffles. That's like a full mark up retail price.

            1. re: Bkeats

              "This year’s crop of prized white truffles from the Piedmont region of Italy and elsewhere is more plentiful and of higher quality than it was in the last couple of seasons. And the prices are about a third less than last year’s, hovering around $7 a gram. (A decent portion, for shaving over a plate of pasta, risotto or carpaccio, will measure four to five grams.) The lifting of a 100 percent tariff late last year helped to lower prices. Many restaurants are serving white truffles now, and some of them are passing along the savings. At NoMad, they are $32 for four grams, $64 for a lavish eight: Fresh white truffles retail for about $150 to $200 an ounce (approximately 28 grams) at Eataly, Urbani Truffles, Baldor Specialty Foods and SOS Chefs."

                1. re: Monica

                  Eataly is having a white truffle sale (starting?) tomorrow $4.84/g.

                  1. re: mulden

                    Are they doing that again this year? Where did you see the info?

                        1. re: Spiritchaser

                          Oops! I was visiting for the day and wandered in there. The person at the pasta display was telling people to come back tomorrow (then, so yesterday) when the white truffles would be at the lower price. Maybe he was given the wrong info.

                2. re: kathryn

                  White truffle price increase last week at The NoMad: $36 for 4 grams, $72 for 8 grams.

                  1. re: ellenost

                    So if I bring my 50 cents fresh Tagliatelle plate to Costco and ask for a 4 gram shavings it will cost me just $25. Less than half of NoMad. But then I will buy $300 worth of stuff I dont really need. So NoMad wins!