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Welcome to La Grotta Ristorante Italiano
We are pleased to be offering the treasured black winter truffles of Europe

 

Found in the Périgord region of France, as well as throughout central and especially the south the winter truffle harvest occurs from mid January through March.

Late at night in mid winter,  treasure hunters, known as trifolau, go out with their “smart” dogs seeking Europe’s black truffles.  They hunt at night to keep their secret spots from others.

Bringing their truffles, some as big as a pound in weight, to early morning markets where they are quickly sold and whisked around the world to select countries and restaurants.  Because of its organic composition, superior aroma, and scarcity, it is one of the most sought after items on the planet, selling at approximately $900 a pound in the European markets currently.

The Périgord and the black winter truffle with their earthy and musty aroma are unforgettable.

We are delighted to bring you this delicacy from Europe served with risotto, tagliarini or gnocchi alfredo as an appetizer or a main course.  We are also offering beef carpaccio with shaved parmesan as an appetizer or veal paillard as an entrée to accompany the magnificent black winter truffles.

Suggested Pairings:

Carpaccio di Manzo…Thinly sliced Beef Tenderloin, Shaved Parmesan, Shaved Black Truffles

(app $29.95)

 Wild Mushroom Risotto…Slowly Cooked Arborio rice, Parmeggiano Reggiano,

Wild Mushrooms, Shaved Black Truffles

(app $29.95   main $39.95)

Gnocchi di Patate al Sugo di Panna…Hand Rolled Potato Dumplings,

Parmesan Cream, Shaved Black Truffles

(app $29.95    main $39.95)

Tagliarini alla Crema…Tagliarini Pasta, Parmesan Cream, Shaved Black Truffles

(app $29.95  main $39.95)

Scaloppine di Vitello “Paillard”…Grilled Scaloppine of Veal, Seasonal Vegetables, Black Truffle Shavings  ($42.95)

Or simply add Black Summer Truffle Shavings to any of your Favorite Menu Items

($17.95)

 

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