With white truffle season at its peak, not all of us can afford to plunk down a small fortune to taste the rare delicacy. Fortunately, black truffles tend to be nearly as decadent, but less expensive. Starting this Thursday, you can live like the other half (or, top 1 percent) when Perennial introduces its black truffle tasting menu.
For $58, chef Ryan Poli will prepare a four-course tasting menu featuring black truffles in each course. You’ll of course want to pair wine with that, but that’ll be extra. Either way, it’s still a helluva lot cheaper than what it costs for their rare white counterparts.
· Course 1: roasted chestnut and black truffle soup with creme fraiche
· Course 2: celery root ravioli with oven-dried figs in a black truffle broth
· Course 3: striped bass with black truffle puree, caramelized cauliflower and Brussels sprouts
· Course 4: Truffle Shuffle: a decadent chocolate course, featuring white chocolate truffle dusted in raspberry powder; black truffle with dark chocolate; and milk chocolate cremeux covered in white chocolate ganache served with a yuzu pear gelee and topped with black truffle salad.
And the name truffle shuffle? If you knew it was from Goonies, good on ya.