Indulge in Truffle Season with These Special Dinners and Events


Oliveto’s honking 604-gram truffle from 2010. Photo from Oliveto.

Oink oink! Smell that? It’s time to make like a truffle hog and root your way to some of the special dinners celebrating truffle season.

Starting Thursday November 8th, ~PERBACCO~ will be offering a special truffle menu. The offerings will be in addition to the regular menu, and you can take a look at the menu that you can add truffles to here—yes, there will be butter and eggs and carne cruda! It may change a bit, though, so be prepared. The special dishes will be available until they run out, so call ahead and make sure they’ve still got the tasty truffles around. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.

Across the bay in Oakland, ~OLIVETO~ will be featuring their annual truffle dinners, from Tuesday November 13th until Friday November 16th. Every year, owner Bob Klein goes to Italy to hunt down the finest truffles, and brings them back to feature on chef Jonah Rhodehamel’s menu. All of the dishes will be available à la carte, and the regular menu will also be available—you can expect both black and white truffles. The menu hasn’t been finalized, but you can take a look at last year’s menu here and start drooling—even desserts by Jenny Raven will feature truffles. The menu will be available during regular dinner service, and you can make reservations by calling the restaurant.

Beginning Friday November 9th, ~POGGIO~ in Sausalito will be serving a special à la carte truffle menu in addition to their regular menu. They’ll be shaving truffles tableside onto a variety of courses, plus they’ll be pouring special Barolo and Barbaresco wines to pair with the truffles. Reservations can be made online or by calling the restaurant.

~ACQUERELLO~ has started serving a limited truffle menu, though the season has not been as abundant this year so they’ve limited the offerings to a few selections on the menu. You can take a look here, and whatever you choose, I recommend you don’t miss the poached ranch egg nested over creamy leeks (the egg usually comes from a very special place—chef Suzette’s coop!).

Other places around town known for having truffles every year include Delfina, Farina, and more. Stand by for updates—or just call your favorite place and ask!

Event Info

Thursday Nov 8, 2012