Where to Enjoy White Truffle Season
November 07, 2013 | by liana lozada | Food & Drink News
MC Kitchen combines white truffles with bruschetta, egg, and silky fonduta.
With a scarce supply and subpar specimens garnering as much as $3,500 a pound, last year's white truffle season was, in a word, abysmal. Much to the delight of gastronomes everywhere, this year's crop promises an abundance of high quality truffles at a much lower price. At these six Miami restaurants, the season's best white truffles are served atop classic counterparts like eggs, risotto, pasta, and more.
MC Kitchen: Chef Dena Marino is layering white truffle over artichoke heart bruschetta, farm poached egg, and parmigiano fonduta. 4141 N.E. 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-456-9948
Scarpetta: The Fontainebleau's Italian dining destination is rolling out a six-course truffle tasting menu for $225 per person, while supplies last. Following an amuse-bouche, diners can enjoy a smoked lobster tartare, a polenta truffled mushroom fricassee, and an aged beef with natural jus, truffle emulsion, and roasted mushrooms. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-4660
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana: Specialty truffle dishes like a tagliolini in Italian butter sauce ($85) and a veal scaloppini ($90) will be available through December, or while supplies last. In addition, regular menu favorites like the risotto of the day can be topped with Alba white truffle shavings for $25 per gram. 1014 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-531-4833
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne: The hotel's fourth annual white truffle dinner will take place Wednesday, Nov. 13 inside Cioppino. Limited to just 60 reservations, the six-course dinner with pairings will be curated by chef de cuisine Ezio Gamba, sommelier Jorge Mendoza, and Batasiolo winery's Fiorenzo Dogliani. A welcome reception and greeting with Dogliani begins at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $220 per person. 455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne, 305-365-4286
Cecconi's Miami Beach: The Soho Beach House hot spot is serving truffles over its asparagus with Parmesan and egg, as well as over risotto and eggs tagliolini. Guests can also order truffles shaved table-side. 4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-507-7902
Lippi: This Brickell newcomer will shower fragrant white truffles over any dish for $75 per gram. Specialty truffle combinations include truffle scrambled eggs, pizza, and risotto. 600 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-579-1888