From a bowl of classic fettuccine with truffle butter and porcini, to a decadent truffle Eggs Benedict, or even truffle ice cream – truffle season is back. What better way to welcome the mother of all fungus than by compiling a selection of London’s fine diners incorporating truffle in its autumn menus.
Chef Francesco Mazzei launches a new truffle menu at Sartoria
To celebrate truffle season, Chef Francesco Mazzei has launched a brand new truffle menu that will be served at Sartoria right up until Christmas. To be pre-booked 24 hours in advance, the menu includes exciting new dishes such as Egg Tagliolini with Grana Padano Riserva, Slow braised veal cheek with polenta corvino and even a truly unique dessert of White chocolate soup with roasted pumpkin oil, seeds and truffle ice cream. In addition, guests have the option to request freshly grated truffle on some of the classic dishes on the restaurant’s à la carte menu, such as Spaghetti alla carbonara. http://www.sartoria-restaurant.co.uk/whats-on-mayfair/events/truffle-menu/
Tom’s Kitchen serves the Ultimate Truffled Eggs Benedict
Tom’s Kitchen is serving the ‘Ultimate Truffled Eggs Benedict’ during weekend brunch. Priced at £19, the dish has a muffin topped with a poached egg, prosciutto and hollandaise with gratings of truffle for a truly decadent start to the weekend. Founded by Tom Aikens, Tom’s Kitchen has five sites across London with locations including Chelsea, Canary Wharf, St Katharine Dock and Somerset House, serving British comfort food classics with an emphasis on the very best seasonal ingredients. www.tomskitchen.co.uk
Coq d’Argent celebrates truffle season in collaboration with La Maison Maille
Coq d’Argent’s Head Chef Damien Rigollet has created a special six course mustard and truffle tasting menu in partnership with premium French mustard brand Maille, available until 30th November. Dishes include Scrambled duck egg with shaved truffles and Dijon mustard; Veal Cutlet, creamy wild mushroom sauce, Chablis and black truffle mustard mashed potatoes; and Dark Chocolate and Confit Orange tart, Grand-Marnier and truffle ice cream macaroon. The six course tasting menu is £95, or £150 with wine pairings. Located in the heart of the city, Coq d’Argent is within close proximity to major attractions such as St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and the Southbank. http://www.coqdargent.co.uk/whats-on-bank/events/maille-mustard-and-truffle-tasting-menu/
Recently opened Veneta launches a white truffle menu
Having launched this month, Veneta is the new Venetian-inspired restaurant from the team behind Salt Yard located in the new St James’s Market development in London. To celebrate the truffle season, Chef Director Ben Tish and Head Chef Jamie Thickett have launched a White Truffle Menu to be served until the end of November. Dishes include classic fettuccine with truffle and porcini with butter, T bone steak with white truffle and truffle and pecorino chips and scallops baked in pastry with truffle butter, pumpkin and white truffle butter. The rest of the menu takes inspiration from the food of Venice with its rich culinary heritage located on the spice trade route and a raw seafood bar serving fresh produce from Italy and the British Isles. http://www.saltyardgroup.co.uk/veneta/
‘Pearlescent’ cocktail at City Social Bar
Showcasing the season’s most luxurious product, the bar at Jason Atherton’s Michelin-starred City Social is offering guests a truffle cocktail in the sky. Mixing Truffle oil washed gin with pear, champagne and white pepper, ‘Pearlescent’ is garnished with white chocolate “paint”, for guests to enjoy at the top of Tower 42, overlooking the London skyline. http://citysociallondon.com/bar/
Truffle Dinner at Skylon
On 24th November Skylon will be hosting the ultimate Truffle Dinner where guests can dine on four courses of seasonal truffle delights including seared scallop with squash purée, burnt onions and truffle velouté and a delicate white truffle, chestnut and caramelised pear mille feuille. The four course menu costs £95 per person including wine pairings and will begin at 6:30pm. http://www.skylon-restaurant.co.uk/whats-on-south-bank/events/truffle-dinner/
Truffle-inspired Pasta Masterclass and Seasonal white Alba truffle menu at Cantina del Ponte.
To celebrate the autumnal season, Cantina del Ponte will host a dedicated pasta masterclass on Saturday 19th November. Led by Head Chef Angelo Albera, guests will learn to make two rustic truffle pasta dishes followed by a delicious three course lunch, priced at £39 per person including a signature Cantina cocktail. For those unable to make the masterclass, Cantina is also offering a White Alba Truffle menu showcasing truffle at its best. Dishes include Homemade tagliolini with white Alba truffle, butter and parmesan and Fassona beef, celery, grana and white Alba truffle. http://www.cantinadelponte.co.uk/whats-on-london-bridge/events/truffle-at-cantina/
Nicole Pierre with correspondents