This had been a very poor & expensive year so far for White Truffles. Until this week! My supplier always raves about the “percentage ripe” his truffles are and this year, he just has not done so indicating poor quality. Now truffles are ‘fully ripe’ which means they are good indeed! Truffles are a trust business so he never ‘charts’ or oversells the quality. If he raves and they are just OKAY… well, once burned twice shy!
We just received about 2-1/2 ounces so when they are gone, they are gone. We are serving these gems on plain risotto w/butter & Parmigiano Reggiano. This year we will charge $45 for the risotto with a full 3+ grams of truffle. Or you can add white truffle to any dish for $15 a gram.