Alexandre Dumas wrote "The most learned men have been questioned as to the nature of this tuber, and after two thousand years of argument and discussion their answer is the same as it was on the first day: we do not know. The truffles themselves have been interrogated, and have answered simply: eat us and praise the Lord."
The Ancient Romans thought that truffles resulted from lightening strikes.
The point is, that they have always been considered, one of the finest and rarest foods on the planet. White truffle season is upon us. They arrive Thursday and we're putting them right to use with a Truffle Tasting Menu in Stage Left. The menu is carefully crafted to show the truffles at their best. We're standing by to make excellent wine pairings from Burgundy, The Rhone, and The New World. Come join us.
Stage Left White Truffle Menu
White Truffle and Vanilla Poached Giant Prawn
Wagyu Short Rib
with White Truffle Gnocchi
Grilled Veal Loin
with Humbolt Fog Polenta, Egg yolk, White Truffle
with Truffle Honey, Figs, Truffle Powder
$179 per person
Make a reservation here and just note that you'll be coming for the tasting menu. We'll be offering it Thursday 10/20 through Monday 10/24.
Truffles in Catherine Lombardi and Stage Left
Starting Thursday, you can also order truffles as an add-on over any dish in Stage Left and Catherine Lombardi for 5 grams for $50. They are remarkable over Garganelli with Truffled Cream Sauce, they make a Veal Chop sing and many particularly decadent guests (and one particularly decadent restaurant owner) make a tradition of the Truffled Stage Left Burger! You read that right. don't knock it till you've tried it.