Time for Truffles at These Restaurants All Over the Bay


White truffle + eggs = magic. Photo courtesy of Poggio.

A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned the white truffle dinners coming to Locanda and Delfina, and here are a few more to add to the lineup.

~PERBACCO~ is now shaving Piemontese truffles on a variety of dishes served à la carte—three grams of white truffles are shaved tableside (while they last). Dishes include veal tartare with garlic and Langhe hazelnuts; sformatino di cavolfiore (cauliflower custard with La Tur fonduta); and of course their tajarin (hand-cut tagliatelle) with prosciutto di San Daniele and a 63-degree hen egg.

~POGGIO~’s Festa di Tartufo runs November 11th-22nd. You’ll find classic dishes like raviolo con uovo (ravioli with spinach, ricotta, and soft egg yolk), tajarin, sunny-side up eggs, and other dishes that are all topped with fresh truffles.

~SPRUCE~ is hosting a special multicourse truffle dinner with fantastic wine pairings (you’ll start the night with a glass of Billecart-Salmon, Cuvée Nicolas Francois Billecart 1999) on Monday November 9th. Tickets are $300.

~OLIVETO~’s truffle dinners run November 17th-21st, featuring dishes like creamy fontina sformatino and a house-aged Magruder steak grilled over almondwood embers. Look for some special (and old) house-aged Piemontese wines on the list too.

And in Redwood City, ~DONATO ENOTECA~ is offering a $140 two-course and $200 three-course “Il Tartufo” tasting menu that will be available while supplies last (approximately two or three weeks). (Tasting menu prices could subsequently vary due to market fluctuations.) Dishes include thinly sliced and roasted white veal loin with “Cavour” sauce and tartufo bianco, or large raviolo with egg yolk, ricotta, and tartufo bianco. All items on the tasting menus are also offered on an à la carte basis—guests can have truffle shaved onto any dish of their choice for $50. 1041 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City, 650-701-1000.