Truffle season is in full swing and we wouldn’t want you to miss out. London’s restaurants are full of this elusive delicacy this October – here’s where to sample it at its finest.
A five-course truffle menu, Le Pont de la Tour, Shad Thames
In addition to drinking in the fabulous view of Tower Bridge, diners at Le Pont de la Tour can sample a 5 course truffle tasting menu by Chef Orson. Enjoy dishes such as poached scallop langoustines with scallop veloute, and bronze fennel and Aubrey dry aged Rossini, foie gras escalope and truffle potato puree.
Truffle Taglioni, Fiume, Battersea Power Station
What better way to try truffle than mixed into an authentic Tuscan pasta dish masterminded by Francesco Mazzei? In addition to his restaurant at Battersea you can head to Sartoria on Saville Row. Pasta doesn’t come better than this.
Truffle Old Fashioned at Park Chinois
For the curious truffle seekers, Mayfair legend Park Chinois has refashioned this classic by infusing Blanton’s Gold Edition Bourbon with black truffle, for an aromatic and intense truffle fix. Sit back and imbibe this truffle-garnished thrill and watch a beguiling cabaret show in the other-worldly Club Chinois (show runs Tuesdays – Saturdays).
King Crab and Caviar Salad with Yuzu and Truffle Dressing at ONIMA
Mediterranean-Asian extraordinaire ONIMA has created an irresistibly flavoursome dish of crab and caviar, doused in a truffle dressing to give a heady aroma. Matching the freshness of top-quality seafood with a dressing of zingy yuzu, bold enough to match intensely savoury truffle is typical of Chef Tukaram Patil’s culinary magic.
Truffle Mac & Cheese at Moncks of Dover Street
Pleasingly arranged Rigatoni, brimming with truffled cheese sauce and topped with yet more cheese and freshly shaved Périgord truffle; this suitably indulgent dish at Moncks has fast-become a menu favourite and is the ultimate decadent comfort food as the nights draw in.
Tartufo at Crazy Pizza
Purveyors of Italy’s finest ingredients, Crazy Pizza uses handmade mozzarella to make this simple classic utterly divine. Tartufo pizza incorporates fragrant truffle in three forms: white truffle extra virigin olive oil, truffle salsa and freshly shaved Autumn truffles.