Break Open the Piggybank: Posh and Davanti Enoteca Are Holding Wine-Paired Truffle Dinners. Ooh La La.

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Courtesy of Davanti Enoteca
Black truffles from Umbria
19th Century French gastronome Brillat-Savarin called the truffle "the diamond of the kitchen," an apt description of a seasonal delicacy so rare and hard to find that even an ounce of it costs hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of dollars. Truffles (knobby-looking subterranean mushrooms with the most sublime aroma on God's green earth) are in season right now, and two local restaurants -- Posh and Davanti Enoteca are holding prix-fixe, wine-paired dinners built exclusively around them.

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As you might imagine, these dinners may cost a wee bit more than your average night out. Then again, neither will BE an average night out -- not when truffles are involved.
Read on for details.

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Courtesy of Posh
White truffles from Alba
Josh Hebert of Posh is using white truffles exclusively for his White Truffle "Diamond of the Kitchen Dinner," held tonight and Saturday night.
Diners may choose the five-course menu, including wine pairings, for $175 per person (plus tax and gratuity) or the seven-course menu for $250 per person. Hebert promises that the wines are amazing, saying he wouldn't dream of doing anything less, given how amazing the truffles are.

Here are a few menu highlights you can expect to find:

Poached duck egg with white truffle

Rillette of veal, white truffle aioli

Pan roasted quail, pear white truffle stuffing, truffle au jus

Blanquette de veau, white asparagus, white truffle nage

Macadamia nut torte, white truffle sorbet, creme anglaise

It sounds fantastic, and if you're imagining that Hebert is making a fortune on this dinner, think again. He'll just break even, given that white truffles from Alba are currently going for $350 per ounce. He's put in another order for them, so there may be another truffle dinner in the next week or so, probably for about the same price, assuming the market price holds. Call 480-663-7674 for reservations.

Location Info

Posh Improvisational Cuisine

7167 E. Rancho Vista Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Davanti Enoteca - CLOSED

6316 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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Chow Bella
Chow Bella

Thanks for taking the time to share, Dave. Glad to hear it was as wonderful as it sounded.

Chow Bella
Chow Bella

Dave, Sorry to hear about your experience. Thanks for sharing. Glad things worked out at Petite Maison.

Chow Bella
Chow Bella

Thursday, November 15. Thanks, Leslie, we'll update.

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