Best Place to Dig Up Truffle Treasures This Fall
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- White Truffles -- treasures of the culinary world -- are back in season. Historically foraged by specially selected pigs almost exclusively in the Piedmont region of Italy, now dogs have jumped in on the action. Even so, this delicacy is becoming more precious with time; the truffle population is dwindling. Before that happens, though, TravelsinTaste sought out some restaurants across the country featuring this luxurious delicacy.
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In New York City, Iron Chef's Marc Forgione has created a special white truffle tasting menu at his eponymous restaurant, including such delectable items as Matsutake mushroom and oxtail pho with wild hon shimeji and white truffle; hamachi with truffle cloud, Granny Smith apple and Osetra caviar; baked potato ravioli with white truffle; and Maine lobster with cauliflower puree, golden raisins and black truffle emulsion.
When Forgione is in the house -- which is frequently -- he'll serve the table himself. The menu will be served at only one table for two a night, so make a reservation early.