So my interest was piqued when I heard about the Alba White Truffle Dinner at Sardinia Enoteca on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The white truffle is also known as the trifola d’Alba because the area around the city in the Piedmont region is so known for its white truffles. The market in Alba is even home to a truffle fair during this time of the year when the truffles are harvested.
The truffle dinner at Sardinia will consist of four courses, each featuring the Alba white truffle and paired with wines from the Piedmont region, plus an assortment of desserts to finish. Unsurprisingly, the dinner is a bit on the pricey side at $200 per person (plus tax and gratuity). But take a look at the menu and you’ll see why. Prepare to salivate.
Bruschetta with asparagus tips, poached quail egg and freshly shaved white truffle
paired with Gavi Granée
Crostone di tartara di Manzo: filet mignon tartare with white truffles shaved at the moment
paired with Barbera d’ Alba Sovrana 2009
Risotto Piemontese: rice produced in Northern Italy, cooked simply with onion, parmesan, and highlighting the white truffle
paired with Barbaresco 2006
Medaglioni di vitella con robiola delle Langhe: veal medallions, pounded and marinated with robiola cheese, and served with fresh white truffle
paired with Barolo Beni di Batasiolo 2009
A selection of Sardinia Enoteca’s traditional house desserts
paired with Moscato D’Asti DLA REI
For more information about the restaurant, read Carrington Fox's review of Sardinia from earlier this year.
Alba White Truffle Dinner
7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29
210 25th Ave. N.
$200 per person + tax and gratuity
For reservations (required in advance): (615) 320-9147