On the Menu: Winter Truffle Extravaganza

White Truffles Indulgence takes many forms, and for many food lovers, feasting on one of nature’s most delicious and elusive subterranean delicacies—winter truffles—is the ultimate. This month at the Beard House, Robert Deiaco of the glamorous Armani/Ristorante 5th Avenue will offer a gastronomic tribute to this exceptional fungus. Have a look at the menu: Hors d’Oeuvre Truffle-Flavored Potato and Mushroom Foam Piedmont Goat Cheese Fondue and Truffle–Stuffed Crisp Polenta Shells Milk-Fed Veal Tartare with Winter Truffles Pairings: Champagne Taittinger Prestige Brut Rosé NV; Bruno Giacosa Brut Spumante 2004 Dinner Sautéed Sea Scallops with Thousand-Layered Potatoes and Norcia Black Truffles Pairing: Alois Lageder Chardonnay 2007 Baby Artichoke Hearts with Porcini Carpaccio, Robiolina Cheese, and Tuscan White Truffles Pairing: Campo al Mare Vermentino di Toscana 2009 Sheep’s-Milk Ricotta Agnolotti with Quail Eggs, Butter, and Alba White Truffles Pairing: Michele Chiarlo Cannubi Barolo 2006 Dover Sole with Sweet Potato Fondue, Salsify, Young Savoy Cabbage, and Seasonal Black and White Truffle Sauce Pairing: Villa Sparina Gavi 2007 Half-Frozen Sorrento Limoncello Sgroppino Potato-Crusted Milk-Fed Baby Veal Chop with Foie Gras, Vermentino Essence, and Truffle Bianchetto Pairing: Angelo Gaja Barbaresco 2007 Dark Chocolate Crespelle with Acacia Honey Ice Cream and White Truffles Pairing: Passione Brachetto d’Acqui 2007 DOCG Italian and American Coffees and Assorted Armani Teas

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