It doesn't take a serious foodie to realize that truffles are the stuff of legends, but what you may not know is that the luxe ingredient is only in season a couple of months a year. While truffle oil gets drizzled over everything from breakfast pizza to mac n' cheese, black and white truffles are actually extremely rare — and they're available in NYC restaurants #rightnow. To celebrate the subterranean 'shroom, we've gathered a few of the tastiest dishes from around the city guaranteed to give you a taste of the high life. But, buyers beware: These treats aren't for the foodie faint of heart, or wallet. Without further ado, our mini-mushroom hit-list!
Casa Nonna: Black Truffle Pizza with Burgundy truffles, buffalo mozzarella, truffle oil.
Casa Nonna, 310 West 38th Street (between 8th and 9th avenues); 212-736-3000.
Angolo Soho: Tajarin — fresh egg yolk-rich noodles from Italy, topped with white truffles, farm egg, butter, and parmigiano-reggiano.
Angolo Soho, 53 Grand Street (at West Broadway); 212-203-1722.
Tocqueville: Potato Gnocchi with chanterelle mushrooms and white truffles.
Tocqueville, 1 East 15th Street (between 5th Avenue and Union Square West); 212-647-1515.
Bouley: Scrambled eggs with Comté foam and shaved black truffles and Porcini flan with black truffles.
Bouley, 163 Duane Street (at Broadway); 212-964-2525.
Photo: Courtesy of Casa Nonna