The tartufo bianco is trickling into New York City’s more ambitious restaurants. Slowly. Still nothing yet at Jean Georges or Esca, and a spokeswoman for Eleven Madison Park tells me the restaurant won’t be offering white truffles this season. As for Le Bernardin, a receptionist says the restaurant can order white truffles “upon request.”
Eater published a fine “early-list” of NYC spots already serving white truffles. Here are a few more truffle options that have debuted since:
- Daniel: $60 supplement for a tasting portion on the 6-8 course menus ($195-$220). For the there-course menu ($108), diners can expect a $110 supplement over an appetizer, or a $180 supplement over an entree.
- Del Posto: $24/gram over a pasta, with 5 grams recommended for a tasting portion of pasta on the $115 set menu (so, $120). For a bigger a la carte pasta at the bar, the restaurant recommends 10 grams ($240).
- The NoMad: $95 supplement to an a la carte dish, or $115 total for tagliatelle with truffles.
- Per Se: Currently available in the a la carte salon for $175 (service included).
- Masa: $150 for a white truffle/kobe beef supplement to the $450 menu.
- Ai Fiori: $100 supplement for a pasta dish on the $92 or $130 menus. For shaving white truffles over an entree on those menus or a la carte (say, guinea hen), the supplement is $125 for four grams or $250 for eight grams.
- Marea: $155 supplement to the $97 prix-fixe menu.
- Sirio: $125 for white truffle risotto. Incidentally, we attended the debut dinner service last night. Verdict: the seafood carbonara is actually pretty dang good, despite its name. So is the (non-truffled) risotto. We’ll keep the rest to ourselves.
Keep in mind that many of these prices are supplements. So at Daniel, if you order a supplement on your 6-course menu, you’ll end up spending $255 before wine, tax and tip.