Updates when the kitchen receives something extraordinary from a farmer, fisherman, rancher, or forager that will appear on the current menu.
The Return of Autumn’s Greatest Gift
Tales from the Truffle Trade – Chapter 1
Oliveto Truffle Dinners November 13 to 17, 2018
Some things don’t change:
- Italian white truffles remain one of the world’s most wonderful intoxicants.
- White Truffles are mysterious—they’ve never been farmed successfully.
- The Oliveto Truffle Dinners are always the week before Thanksgiving. There’s a reason:
The Italian truffle fairs in Alba and many villages in Tuscany and Umbria begin in October and are pretty much gone by the second week in November, along with the tourists. Prices come down and quality usually improves with colder weather. And we’ve never wanted to compete with Christmas shopping. Hence this year the dinners are November 13 to 17.
Somewhat consumed by our new business, Community Grains, I no longer have the two weeks it takes to seek out truffles myself. Instead, we’ve found a trusted source to take over. We will, as always, offer the very best fresh truffles at the very best price, accompanied by Chef Jonah and Sous Chef Brian’s exceptional menu.
Tales from the Truffle Trade
November 07, 2001 | BOB KLEIN | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Truffle Dinners remain a favorite here. Menu to follow, as well as more… Tales from the Truffle Trade.