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Sniffing out truffles in NHP

A pile of white truffles, golden in color

A pile of white truffles, golden in color on the outside, is a sight to warm a chef's heart. (AP Photo) Photo Credit: AP Photo / Urbani Truffles & Caviar

Catch them while you can: White truffles from Alba are being served at Fratelli Iavarone Cafe in New Hyde Park. For the next two weeks, you can order them freshly shaved over tagliarini or risotto at $35 a half portion, $65 a full serving.

You can also attend a wine and truffle dinner this Tuesday night. The cost is $100, including tax and tip.

Here’s the menu with wine pairings:

Antipasto
Pine Island Oyster Cocktail or Special Salad
La Cala Vermention di Sardegna, D.O.C. (2008)
Pasta
Tagliatelle with Fresh Shaved Tartufo Bianco
Cannonau di Sardegna riserva, D.O.C. (2006)

Intermezzo
Bonanza Italian Lemon Ice
Entree
Roasted Porchetta or Seasonal Fish
Tanca Farra, Alghero, D.O.C. (2004) or Rerre di Tufi, bianco Toscano, I.G.T. (2007)
Dessert
Warm Carmel Apple Dandy Ala Mode
Espresso, Cappuccino, Coffee or Tea

To reserve, call 516-488-4500. Fratelli Iavarone Cafe is at 1534 Union Tpke., New Hyde Park, thebackroomtrattoria.com.
 

Photo: White truffles

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