‘TIS THE SEASON FOR WHITE TRUFFLES…AT CHICAGO’S BEST RESTAURANTS
Right around the holiday season, white truffles – one of the world’s most costly and magically delicious mushrooms – start flowing into the Chicago area, mostly from Italy. This year is no exception. Here are ten of Chicago’s best restaurants, many with truffle specials. Go on: indulge.
Osteria Langhe offers Tuscan white truffles, shaved tableside on many a la carte dishes…and on just about all the dishes on their tasting menu. Fantastic.
Bar Siena rides the wave of white truffle mania with its superb mushroom pizza; enjoy it with a glass of Tuscan red wine.
Monteverde and James Beard award-winning chef Sarah Grueneberg serve up a Tajarin topped with freshly shaved white truffles.
Eduardo’s Enoteca has a simple Mushroom Crostini scented with intoxicating white truffle oil.
RPM Seafood is maybe not where you’d expect to find truffles, but you simply must check out their magnificent Alba White Truffle Risotto.
Ever presents a dining adventure that leverages rare ingredients that make an appearance only once per year…like white truffles.
Pasta d’Arte Trattoria Italiana does some excellent things with white and black truffles; case in point: their Gnocchi Pecorino with truffle and tomatoes.
Le Bar in Hotel Sofitel serves up a mini white truffle omelet, an excellent way to dip a toe in the water of truffle wonderfulness…or something like that.
Hannah’s Bretzel proves that even a humble sandwich shop can use the white truffle to excellent advantage; we’re talking about goat cheese with white truffle oil and vine tomatoes.
Calo Ristorante leverages the beauty of the Italian truffle in pappardelle with grilled shrimp and creamy chardonnay wine sauce.