While weather conditions in Italy have not been conducive to harvesting white truffles this fall, a few South Florida restaurants have nabbed these coveted treasures and are giving diners an array of decadent truffle offerings.
At Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, Lincoln Road’s northern Italian gem, guests can enjoy a variety of dishes from the specialty truffle menu. Antipasti specials include 1 gram of truffle shavings over fonduta tartufata con crostini – fontina cheese fondue, with poached egg and toasted biova croutons ($32) and tartare di filetto all’albese – tartar of filet mignon with artichoke salad and crispy Parmigiano Reggiano ($35). Entrees, which include 2 grams of truffle shavings each, consist of tagliolini delle Langhe al burro montato – “Langhe” Tagliolini in Italian butter sauce ($65); risotto con toma ossolana – risotto with Piemontese Toma cheese ($75); robespierre di filetto con porcini – thinly sliced beef tenderloin with sautéed porcini mushrooms ($78) and scaloppini di vitella tartufate – veal scaloppini with truffle butter sauce and truffle fries. Tableside shavings are also offered on any of the regular menu items (market price). Quattro is located at 1014 Lincoln Road and is open for lunch and dinner daily. For reservations, please call 305-531-4833, or visit www.quattromiami.com
Casa D’Angelo, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Chef Angelo Elia’s fine dining destinations, will treat diners to a selection of specialty white truffle dishes including beef carpaccio with shaved truffles ($38); housemade fettuccine with shaved truffles ($38/$68); risotto with shaved truffles ($24/$68) and veal chop with sautéed wild mushrooms, garlic, rosemary mashed potatoes and shaved truffles ($58/$94). Additional truffle shavings are available for
$10 each. Casa D’Angelo is located at 1201 North Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale and 171 East Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton. www.casa-d-angelo.com
Scarpetta at Fontainebleau Miami Beach features two truffle pastas: agnolotti dal plin ($90) and tagliolini ($90). In addition, the restaurant offers a supplemental truffle shaving, available for $75. Scarpetta is located within the Sorrento Tower at Fontainebleau Miami Beach,
4441 Collins Avenue and is open for dinner daily at 6 p.m. To make reservations call 305-674-4660. For more information please visit http://www.fontainebleau.com/web/dining/scarpetta