The World's Fanciest Mushroom is Back: It's White Truffle Season!

The World's Fanciest Mushroom is Back: It's White Truffle Season!

From November 3rd through November 12th,  Urbani Truffles and Prunotto are bringing the Alba White Truffle Festival to NYC. For this special week, restaurants will be presenting exclusive menus and dishes showcasing Alba white truffles paired with wines from Piedmont, including Barolos and Barbarescos, whose vines grow in the same areas where the white truffles are found.

Select restaurant including Benjamin Prime, Seafire Grill, Marea (see full list here) will offer exclusive menus and dishes highlighting the earthy and delicate flavor of the white truffle.

White Truffles (Courtesy of Urbani Truffles)

Furthermore, truffle shaving classes, wine tastings, a truffle-studded brunch and more will be offered throughout the week. Here are some of the events you can expect during white truffle season.

White Truffle and Wine Dinner: Indulge in a seven-course White Truffle tasting dinner with a Prunotto Wine Pairing at Ai Fiori on Nov. 10th.


Pasta Making & Truffle Shaving Class: Learn the art of shaving truffles as well as how to make handmade pasta at Risorante Morini on Saturday, Nov. 11th, followed by a pasta and wine tasting luncheon.


Ai Fiori will host a White Truffle Festival on November 11th featuring dishes inspired by Piemontese White Truffle Festivals. Complete with live music, guests will get to taste passed canapes, pasta + risotto and dessert, plus for VIP ticket holders, access to Urbani's private truffle room, and a meet and greet with Chef Michael White.


Saturday Late Night: End the evening at Nicoletta's After Party and enjoy truffle pizzas, beer, wine and a DJ!


Truffle Brunch: Lastly, Ai Fiori will close the Truffle Week celebrations on Sunday, Nov. 12th with a brunch complete with truffle adorned omelets, meats, Benedict's, etc and raw bar, chilled lobster, caviar, fresh fruits, meats and cheeses.


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