Truffle season is upon us! Where to enjoy the prized ingredient this autumn/winter
With truffle season now well and truly upon us, we round-up the best places to enjoy the coveted fungi this autumn and winter…
THE CLEVELAND ARMS – TRUFFLE DINNER – 24TH NOVEMBER
The Cleveland Arms, in Paddington, was originally established in 1852. Today, it is a modern British pub with a perfectly traditional heart. The menu, from Head Chef Louis Lingwood (ex-Oldroyd), delivers much more than your average ‘pub grub’.
This year, a Truffle Dinner on Saturday 24th November is the perfect excuse to cosy up by the fire and enjoy a menu designed by Louis that ensures the prized truffles are the star of the show. Priced at a very reasonable £45, it is the perfect occasion to sample a little luxury.
Truffle Dinner Price: £45pp
HARRY’S DOLCE VITA and HARRY’S BAR – WHITE TRUFFLE MENU
Italian classics like Harry’s Dolce Vita in Knightsbridge and the new Harry’s Bar on James Street source the best truffles year round, but this season the restaurants have got their hands on white truffles for special dishes like a Tagliolini Bianchi and Beef Carpaccio with Parmersan and Shaved White Truffle.
Harry’s Dolce Vita and Harry’s Bar exude the glamour, luxury and elegance of 1950s Italy, serving up traditional Italian dishes such as fried courgetti flowers from Chef Director Diego Cardoso.
Price: £40 for all white truffle main dishes until mid-December
CORA PEAL – TRUFFLE DISHES
Cora Pearl is well renowned for its twists on classics and those chips (Giles Coren’s dish of the century)! If you fancy something a little different try the Cow’s Curd Agnolotti, Jerusalem Artichokes and black winter Périgord truffle, a seasonal special.
Cora Pearl, named after a Victorian Courtesan, is situated in an elegant townhouse in Covent Garden, as the nights draw in, it’s the perfect place for a cosy date night.