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White Truffle Risotto at Providence

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Sgee Nov 27, 2013 08:11 PM

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. Porthos RE: Sgee Nov 27, 2013 09:15 PM

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

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      Sgee RE: Porthos Nov 27, 2013 09:24 PM

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

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        kevin RE: Porthos Nov 29, 2013 02:10 PM

        How much ?????

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          Sgee RE: kevin Nov 30, 2013 12:44 AM

          $100

      2. J.L. RE: Sgee Nov 27, 2013 09:20 PM

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

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          Sgee RE: J.L. Nov 27, 2013 09:24 PM

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

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            ipsedixit RE: J.L. Nov 29, 2013 07:07 PM

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

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              maudies5 RE: ipsedixit Nov 29, 2013 08:15 PM

              So does Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy

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                ipsedixit RE: maudies5 Nov 29, 2013 08:19 PM

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

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                Porthos RE: ipsedixit Nov 29, 2013 08:26 PM

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

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                  ipsedixit RE: Porthos Nov 29, 2013 08:29 PM

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

                  :-)

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                    J.L. RE: ipsedixit Nov 29, 2013 11:42 PM

                    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'...

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                      kevin RE: J.L. Nov 30, 2013 12:02 AM

                      For me it was about five pounds. Fatted duck.

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                        Sgee RE: kevin Nov 30, 2013 12:44 AM

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

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                          chowseeker1999 RE: kevin Dec 1, 2013 11:57 AM

                          kevin, that is amazing!

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

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                    Sgee RE: ipsedixit Nov 30, 2013 12:48 AM

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

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

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                      ipsedixit RE: Sgee Nov 30, 2013 03:03 AM

                      Yup

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                        kdoc RE: ipsedixit Nov 30, 2013 08:08 AM

                        Does that apply to TFL too?

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                          ipsedixit RE: kdoc Nov 30, 2013 10:57 AM

                          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).

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                            kevin RE: ipsedixit Nov 30, 2013 02:49 PM

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

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

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                              ipsedixit RE: kevin Nov 30, 2013 06:22 PM

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

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                                J.L. RE: ipsedixit Nov 30, 2013 09:46 PM

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

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                                  ipsedixit RE: J.L. Nov 30, 2013 10:19 PM

                                  In the fungus realm?

                                  Snow fungus (銀耳).

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                                    Porthos RE: ipsedixit Nov 30, 2013 11:27 PM

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

                2. perk RE: Sgee Nov 27, 2013 11:13 PM

                  i think it's time for a truffle lunch!

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                    kevin RE: perk Nov 29, 2013 02:11 PM

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

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