quote:Originally posted by DoubleD:
Awesome VinC! How is the truffle season this year? I have read that it has been dry.
Worst truffle season in years. Price was high - 6 Euros per gram at Coccinella, 60 Euro for 8 grams at della Posta. In 2014 della Posta had a large serving platter PIlED high with orange sized truffles. This year, no platter. In 2014 I gorged on Truffles for 3 days. This trip I had white truffle once, and black truffles once.
On the upside, once I got past the typical regional dishes (Tajarin, Vitello Tonnato, Carne Cruda, Uovo con Fonduta...) with truffles, the extreme diversity, creativity and quality of the cuisine emerged. Truffles has shifted from a main attraction for me to a 'nice to have' when they are there... Leave the regional dishes for amuse bouche or appetizers and an incredible world of gastronomic adventure opens up.