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2018 White Truffles

#1 Post by Peter Muto » October 9th, 2018, 11:46 am

Is it too early to comment on the quality this year? We're going to be in Alba and I'm hoping they will be good or plentiful.

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#2 Post by R@y.Tupp@+sch » October 9th, 2018, 11:47 am

I had some last week that were surprisingly very good considering how early it is in the season.
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#3 Post by Keith A k e r s » October 9th, 2018, 5:16 pm

I've heard that the quality this year is extremely high and will be plentiful. I'll probably end up spending way too much money on them this season

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#4 Post by b. c@stner » October 9th, 2018, 7:12 pm

Good news!
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#5 Post by Peter Muto » October 9th, 2018, 7:54 pm

Thanks, if you're right, you've made my day!

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#6 Post by saul_cooperstein » October 24th, 2018, 7:41 pm

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Had this 4.7oz beauty this past weekend. This far quality excellent.

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#7 Post by Betty C » November 10th, 2018, 2:18 pm

Don’t have any trips to Alba planned, but luckily Market Hall in Oakland had one left today. They also have black truffles and they’ll throw in truffle eggs too.
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#8 Post by LMD Ermitaño » November 11th, 2018, 3:56 am

Sounds good. A friend (Tuscany born and raised, a chef/restaurateur/sommelier/etc., awarded the title of “Cavalieri dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia” last year) just arrived from Italy bringing a stash of Alba white truffles, with which he will make a pairing menu for me and a few other friends this coming Thursday. The comments above make it difficult to wait.
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#9 Post by Otto Dobre » November 21st, 2018, 3:20 pm

Last time I buy them online. I got the same tasteless, crumbly crap.

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#10 Post by ybarselah » November 21st, 2018, 3:26 pm

for nyers eataly doing a sale at $5.90 per gram today only.
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#11 Post by R@y.Tupp@+sch » November 21st, 2018, 3:31 pm

ybarselah wrote:
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for nyers eataly doing a sale at $5.90 per gram today only.
Had no intention to buy them but they smelled so great I picked up a couple of ounces for scrambled eggs and Krug for Friday and Saturday brunch.
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#12 Post by b. c@stner » November 23rd, 2018, 6:03 am

I know some folks aren't fans and I haven't called yet to see what they think, but I've had good luck here, urbani running at 35% off through Tuesday.
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#13 Post by R@y.Tupp@+sch » November 23rd, 2018, 6:13 am

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I know some folks aren't fans and I haven't called yet to see what they think, but urbani running at 35% off through Tuesday.
Eataly's truffles were supplied by Urbani.
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#14 Post by Jerry Hey » November 23rd, 2018, 7:20 am

Eataly at $5.90 a gram ends up at over $2600 a pound. We got some through an Italian goods purveyor for $2200 in LA.

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#15 Post by Ramon C » November 23rd, 2018, 7:46 am

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
November 21st, 2018, 3:31 pm
ybarselah wrote:
November 21st, 2018, 3:26 pm
for nyers eataly doing a sale at $5.90 per gram today only.W
Had no intention to buy them but they smelled so great I picked up a couple of ounces for scrambled eggs and Krug for Friday and Saturday brunch.

Although she doesn’t eat it, my wife bought some for me. The whites are very tasty, topped-up and rocked simple butter-and-cream spaghetti. Used the black to enhance scrambled eggs for breakfast.


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#16 Post by b. c@stner » November 23rd, 2018, 8:25 am

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
November 23rd, 2018, 6:13 am
b. c@stner wrote:
November 23rd, 2018, 6:03 am
I know some folks aren't fans and I haven't called yet to see what they think, but urbani running at 35% off through Tuesday.
Eataly's truffles were supplied by Urbani.
Good to know, now I just need me some Krug champagne.gif
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#17 Post by Scott Watkins » November 24th, 2018, 2:54 pm

Had this two ouncer a few nights back from Sabatinos and it was fantastic!
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#18 Post by Robert M yers » November 27th, 2018, 8:51 pm

Has anybody tried the truffle creams that Rare wine Co is offering now?

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#19 Post by Warren Taranow » November 27th, 2018, 9:02 pm

Robert M yers wrote:
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Has anybody tried the truffle creams that Rare wine Co is offering now?
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I've bought everything that was offered today; pasta, white truffle cream, truffle butter and truffle oil. I've been very satisfied with all. You need to use a lot for the best taste. The truffle cream doesn't beak up or evenly spread well on pasta (or maybe there's a technique I don't know), but I love it. It lasts longer than fresh truffles, but not as long as the truffle butter.

I'd say go for it.

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#20 Post by Robert M yers » November 27th, 2018, 10:14 pm

Thanks Warren, I think I will give them a try.

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#21 Post by Brian King » December 2nd, 2018, 2:00 pm

Just returning from 5 days in Piemonte. The White Truffles this year were superb - everyone I talked to was ecstatic at both the quality and quantity. The standard price from a truffle Hunter was 2 Euros/gram for smaller ones (40 grams or less) and 3 Euros/gram for the big boys.

If anyone visits Piemonte during the season, Bovio in La Morra is a magical place. The truffle is.a fixed price, and they are very generous with the amount. Highly recommended

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#22 Post by Nick Gangas » December 2nd, 2018, 6:49 pm

quality is great this year. We served them at the restaurant this weekend and it was great fun. I was really impressed.

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#23 Post by Jonathan Grunzweig » December 3rd, 2018, 8:43 am

Foodies Rejoice as White Truffle Prices Sink: https://www.wsj.com/articles/foodies-re ... lista_pos2

I am noticing some relative benefit in restaurants -- anyone else?

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#24 Post by Michael Mahle » December 3rd, 2018, 10:54 am

The experience I've had so far this year has been excellent. Props to the folks at Viaggio in Wayne, NJ for a generous offering at a fair price.
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#25 Post by Betty C » December 3rd, 2018, 3:39 pm

Costco has them at $379.99 for 2 oz. Price includes overnight shipping.

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#26 Post by Jerry Hey » December 4th, 2018, 8:16 pm

Getting some tomorrow for $1290 a pound. Prices are way down....

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#27 Post by Betty C » December 4th, 2018, 9:05 pm

Damn that's a good deal!
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#28 Post by Robert M yers » December 5th, 2018, 5:11 am

I would appreciate pointing in the right direction if anybody finds a deal for an online source, would like to order some for the weekend.

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#29 Post by Ken Strauss » December 5th, 2018, 9:15 am

I am not familiar with this company but 3 oz. for $350 is a great deal.

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#30 Post by Jason Crawford » December 6th, 2018, 11:53 am

Just placed an order from a local source. Never used them before and found them from a restaurant recommendation. $1600/lb white and $1000/lb black winter shipping included. They also had Summer and Burgundy truffles. I will update on quality once used. www.toskatruffles.com

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#31 Post by Warren Taranow » December 6th, 2018, 6:50 pm

Jason Crawford wrote:
December 6th, 2018, 11:53 am
Just placed an order from a local source. Never used them before and found them from a restaurant recommendation. $1600/lb white and $1000/lb black winter shipping included. They also had Summer and Burgundy truffles. I will update on quality once used. www.toskatruffles.com
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#32 Post by johngonzales » December 7th, 2018, 10:29 am

Jerry, Is that an available-to-public L.A. source? If so, where?

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#33 Post by Jason Crawford » December 11th, 2018, 6:40 am

Jason Crawford wrote:
December 6th, 2018, 11:53 am
Just placed an order from a local source. Never used them before and found them from a restaurant recommendation. $1600/lb white and $1000/lb black winter shipping included. They also had Summer and Burgundy truffles. I will update on quality once used. www.toskatruffles.com
After placing an order the owner contacted me to confirm. He also mentioned that most orders were done by phone or Facebook. The website was not current and white truffles were $80 per oz. Being local he delivered the truffles to my house Saturday afternoon. Very good quality.
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#34 Post by b. c@stner » January 7th, 2019, 1:26 pm

Urbani end of season 50% off fresh white going on.
Just had some black which were good. Also tried the black(summer)truffle burrata and thought it was pretty tasty.
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#35 Post by Mark Thompson » January 7th, 2019, 5:45 pm

b. c@stner wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Urbani end of season 50% off fresh white going on.
Just had some black which were good. Also tried the black(summer)truffle burrata and thought it was pretty tasty.
Thanks for the tip—order placed.

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#36 Post by M.Kaplan » January 9th, 2019, 7:19 pm

b. c@stner wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Urbani end of season 50% off fresh white going on.
Just had some black which were good. Also tried the black(summer)truffle burrata and thought it was pretty tasty.
Thanks for the heads up. My orders arrived today and are very good. I bought some for my kids, who will be having truffle parties in LA and NYC this weekend. And for myself, of course. I microplaned 6 grams on some mac ‘n cheese to test them. Very aromatic and delicious.

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