Where to eat white truffles in London
Did you know that white truffles cannot be cultivated? They're only found in the wild by specially trained pigs between October and early December, mostly in Piedmont. No wonder they're known as 'white diamonds'.
As such, they are of course strikingly expensive, but the taste is like nothing else. For white truffle virgins, think earthy and pungent with a deep, sensual, almost musky aroma. Many even claim they have aphrodisiacal qualities.
We've scouted out some of the best restaurants and most unusual ways to try white truffles, from exceptional pasta to creative desserts. Let's celebrate their fleeting season while it lasts.
Supreme host, chef Jeremy Lee is selling Alba white truffles at cost price to shave on to any dish of Quo Vadis' impeccably seasonal menu. They will offer a truffle ‘the right size for your party,’ so it’s all about sharing. For those of us wanting direction there will be a special white truffle menu featuring scrambled eggs, fresh taglierini and potato gratin paired with Piedmontese wines.
As Jeremy Lee says: 'The noble white truffle excels in restoring all faith in nature, the seasons and the simplest most delicious cooking.'