Eataly is here to make your holiday season a little brighter with lots of delicious underground fungi. The New York location of Eataly’s Pranzo lunch spot will be transforming into “Il Ristorante del Tartufo” for November and December. The restaurant will be open on weekdays, and will offer dishes from the Umbria region of Italy, complete with a healthy dose of shaved white truffle or black truffle. Sadly, the truffle shaving does come at a price: $20 extra for a four-ounce white truffle shave, and $9 for a four-ounce black truffle shave.
“After hearing from our Guest Relations manager that a customer brought his truffle back complaining about its quality, but in fact not realizing that truffles can’t be boiled, we thought we had to do something,” said Eataly New York chef de cuisine Fitz Tallon in a press release. “We partnered up with our truffle purveyor, Urbani, to bring this Italian delicacy to American tables in an effort that aims to be accessible, educational and enjoyable for all.”
The truffle-licious menu at Tartufo includes dishes like polenta topped with spinach, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and a poached egg; housemade maltagliati with black lentils and a light butter sauce; braised veal with smashed potatoes and strumpet mushrooms; and of course, the pictured gnocchi.
You can also celebrate truffles all holiday season long at Eataly’s fresh pasta counter, where they will be selling several varieties, and learn how to cook with truffles at Eataly’s Scuola.
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi