There’s no need for a well-trained pig to sniff out this season’s best truffles, we’ve hunted them down for you.
From truffle suppers to mouth-watering menus, here’s where to find London’s best black and white truffle experiences this winter.
1 Sample Francesco Mazzei’s four-course feasts
Available individually or as part of a four-course tasting menu, dishes include Beef battuta with burrata (£18); Homemade egg tagliolini (£14) and Roast turbot with hot Grana Padano mayo (£33).
SAVE THE DATE: Plus, on 28 November, Francesco will be joined by truffle expert, Carlo Caporicci of San Pietro a Pettine, for an exclusive white truffle dinner at Fiume. Enjoy a three-course truffle menu with dishes such as Homemade egg tagliolini, followed by Veal Milanese. Finish it off with Francesco’s signature Marsala Zabaglione.
When: White truffle menu is available now. The dinner will take place on 28 November 2018, 7pm start time.
Wallet: Tickets for the event cost £95pp. Visit Fiume’s website to book.
2 Pay a visit to Le Pont de la Tour’s Truffle Hut
Truffles and bubbly, what could be better? French restaurant Le Pont de la Tour is launching a bespoke Truffle Hut – a riverside romantic experience filled with truffle delight, festive spirit… and a bottle of Moët & Chandon champagne.
Guests will be treated to their own private waiter for the cosy evening whilst they sip on champagne and look out over the iconic views of Tower Bridge and the River Thames.
The four-course menu, prepared by Head Chef Orson Vergnaud, is filled with truffle delights throughout. To start, diners will enjoy the Ham hock terrine, truffle mayonnaise, shimeji mushrooms, followed by Heritage mushrooms, ceps ketchup & consommé. The main event will be the Tournedos Rossini, foie gras escalope and truffle potato puree, with Spiced chocolate mousse, mandarin macaroons and sesame tuile bringing a suitable indulgent end to the meal.
When: Available from Monday 5th November for sittings at either 6.00pm or 8.30pm.
Wallet: £145 for 2 people, including the four-course meal and a bottle of Moët & Chandon to share. Tickets can be purchased at the link here.
Where: Le Pont de la Tour, Butlers Wharf Buildings, 36 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YE
3 Tempt tastebuds with Orrery’s truffle menu
Orrery, the French restaurant in the heart of Marylebone, is celebrating the advent of winter truffle season with a delectable menu dedicated to the prized delicacy.
Chef Patron Igor Tymchyshyn has created a bespoke five-course menu using both classic French cooking and well-sourced British produce, with each savoury dish incorporating fragrant fresh truffle.
From roasted cauliflower floret with shavings of northern Italian white truffle to filet mignon pan-fried in butter, and topped with a slice of foie gras, there’s plenty to devour.
When: Available now until 25th December
Where: 55 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London W1U 5RB
Wallet: From £95 per person
How: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a booking
4 Go Big with the Boisdale Truffle Burger
If it’s something meaty and mighty you’re after, pay a visit to Boisdale of Belgravia to order the Truffle burger.
Priced at £18.75, sink your jaws into a char-grilled 6oz Aberdeenshire rib-steak burger, completed with black truffle mayonnaise, Gruyère de Comté cheese and roast field mushrooms. Oh so sinful – and oh so worth it.
Where: 15 Eccleston St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9LX
Wallet: £18.75 per burger.
5 Sink your teeth into Salt Yard’s Truffle lunch
Grab your favourite foodies, Salt Yard will be celebrating truffle season with a special Truffle Lunch on Sunday, 25th November.
Priced at £120 with a wine pairing, the five-course menu include dishes such as White trufflerisotto, egg yolk, cracked black pepper; Pan fried wild bass, grilled hispi cabbage, black truffle butter; and Aged galician beef sirloin, truffled parmesan polenta, jerusalem artichoke, parmesan custard, truffle jus.
No banquet could be complete without dessert – end the meal with white chocolate mousse, truffle ice cream, black pepper panacotta and caramelised white chocolate. Swoon.
When: Sunday 25th November
Where: 54 Goodge St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 4NA
Wallet: £120 per person. Click here to make a booking.
7 Try a Truffle Supper at The Cleveland Arms
The Cleveland Arms in Paddington are hosting all kinds of events this season – from wreath making workshops to special chef dinners. One of these includes an exciting Truffle Supper on 17th November hosted by Head Chef Louis Lingwood.
Join Louis as he celebrates the prized truffle with a supper centred around the coveted ingredient, where guests will enjoy dishes that put truffle as the star of the show.
When: 17 November
Where: The Cleveland Arms, 28 Chilworth St, London, W2 6DT
Wallet: Tickets are £45. Please email email@example.com or phone 020 7706 1759 to book.
Truffle Bites: Foodies Further Afield
1 Alba Truffle festival, until 25 Nov
Head to Italy for a mouth-watering festival dedicated to white truffles. This autumn extravaganza in Piedmont features fine wines, white truffles, exquisite wines and much more. fieradeltartufo.org
2 Tartufi&Friend, Dubai
Have your truffle and eat it too. This truffle lounge in Dubai is dedicated entirely to the coveted ingredient. From truffle lasagne to seared prawn starters, there’s a shaving of it everywhere, even the salads. tartufiandfriends.it
3 Champagne Truffle Facial, Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa
Forget the dining. This crème de la crème of facials is just the thing if you are looking for a serious celebration for the skin. Ingredients include champagne, silk, diamonds, gold and of course black truffles, conjuring a rejuvenated glow with the 90-minute treatment. bailiffscourt.skchase.com.