Get Ready to Celebrate Truffle Season


Truffle and tajarin at Oliveto. Photo: ©

Halloween has come and gone, the Giants have won the World Series, and now we’re on to that most luxurious moment of the year: white truffle season. Bring your bankroll and celebrate in style at these spots around town and beyond.

Beginning Wednesday November 5th, ~PERBACCO~ will be serving a special menu with three grams of truffles shaved tableside. Some of the dishes include a veal tartare with garlic and Langhe hazelnuts with truffled lard crostino, or tajarin with prosciutto di San Daniele and a 63°C egg. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.

~ACQUERELLO~ always does an exceptional job with white truffles, and this year is no exception. There are a couple of ways to get your fix: you can order a five-gram truffle supplement to their regular prix-fixe menu with some of their special dishes for $70, or you can order their tasting menu for $195, which includes a special truffle dish. If you really want to go for it, though, order the special white truffle tasting menu for $395 per person, which includes five courses highlighting the delicious morsels. Truffles will be on the menu from now until they are no longer available, which will probably be in early December.

~DELFINA~ celebrates their anniversary and truffle season together every year, and this year marks their 16th year in business. On Wednesday November 19th, they’ll be offering warm roasted chestnuts and a prosecco toast with a special à la carte menu featuring white truffles. Then on Monday and Tuesday November 24th and 25th, catch their truffle dinners and expanded selection of Barolos and Barbarescos to pair. The menu is still being finalized, but the dinners sell out, so snag your reservation now by calling the restaurant!

From Wednesday November 19th until Saturday November 22nd, catch the annual white truffle dinners at ~QUINCE~. Each night they’ll be offering the choice of a five- or nine-course truffle tasting menu, with optional wine pairings. The five-course menu is $350 per person with wine pairings for an additional $250, and the nine-course menu is $550 per person and wine pairings are $375, not including tax and gratuity.

In the East Bay, ~OLIVETO~ is doing their annual truffle dinners from Tuesday November 18th through Friday November 21st. The menu is still being finalized but reservations are available now.

In Sausalito, ~POGGIO~ is once again bringing the truffles from Thursday November 6th until Sunday November 16th. They’ll be offering an à la carte menu with lots of special truffle dishes, including mezzelune pasta filled with crescenza fonduta and served with toasted hazelnuts and brown butter, and raviolo filled with ricotta cheese, egg yolk, and brown butter.

~DONATO ENOTECA~ is offering a special four-course truffle tasting menu from now until they run out (probably the week of Thanksgiving). It’s $135 per person, and includes some choices for the first and second course. Some of the menu items will also be available à la carte. 1041 Middlefield Rd. at Main St., Redwood City, 650-701-1000.

Event Info

Tuesday Nov 4, 2014 – Thursday Dec 25, 2014