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Nov 27, 2013 08:11 PM

White Truffle Risotto at Providence

My dining companion ordered a plate of white truffle risotto recently at Providence.

Excellent risotto, creamy and well cooked - should have ordered a plate myself.... Worth checking out if you have a hankering for truffles. My only complain is I wish there were more truffles ...

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  1. I always order it with the chitarra pasta. Maybe I'll try the risotto next time. Truffles look good!

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    1. re: Porthos

      Give it a whirl, one of the better risottos I've had.

      1. Extra truffle is possible (at a supplemental price)...

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        1. re: J.L.

          Me too cheap, had to pick up tab for large party :(

          1. re: J.L.

            Per Se refills the white truffles in their risotto (gratis). Repeatedly. No asking required. It just happens. Like shit.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              So does Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy

              1. re: maudies5

                And we here in Los Angeles have to slum with "a supplement charge". [sniff]

              2. re: ipsedixit

                What?! JL and I could probably test and break the limits of that largess.

                1. re: Porthos

                  I think the diminishing marginal enjoyment curve of white truffles takes a rather quick and precipitous drop after about ... a kilogram.


                  1. re: ipsedixit

                    Actually for me the breaking point is at about 2.3 kilos. Found out the hard way at a private chef dinner in HK a few years back. Just sayin'...

                    1. re: J.L.

                      For me it was about five pounds. Fatted duck.

                      1. re: kevin

                        Jeeez, this was just a crumb compared to your past experiences.

                        1. re: kevin

                          kevin, that is amazing!

                          you downed 5 POUNDS of White Truffles in 1 meal? Wow.

                  2. re: ipsedixit

                    "...Per Se refills the white truffles in their risotto (gratis). ..."

                    They just re-shave when you've eaten all the truffles? AYCE truffles??

                        1. re: kdoc

                          Yes, but this was back in 2009, and was the last time I ordered the truffle course as part of the TM. I was offered additional shaving for my ragout, but declined as the initial plating had so much I didn't even finish what I started with. I'm just not that big of a truffle person (white or black).

                          1. re: ipsedixit

                            Not that big of a truffle person ???????????? :(

                            That sounds almost sacriligious ? But I guess that means more for the rest of us ?

                            1. re: kevin

                              Personally, I think of truffles as one of the most overrated and overhyped food items around.

                              1. re: ipsedixit

                                Conversely ipse, what is a food item or ingredient you find sorely underrated?

                                1. re: J.L.

                                  In the fungus realm?

                                  Snow fungus (銀耳).

                                  1. re: ipsedixit

                                    I dunno, all the alleged beneficial skin properties...

                2. i think it's time for a truffle lunch!

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                  1. re: perk

                    That's what I keep wanting to do for Valentino.