Truffle season (usually late fall to early winter) is upon us, and to celebrate the pricey fungal delicacy, Bridgehampton’s Topping Rose House is hosting a special Truffle Weekend. From Saturday, November 16 to Sunday, November 17, Topping Rose House owner and celebrity chef Tom Colicchio will be joined by Hearth and Terroir chef Marco Canora and sommelier Paul Grieco as they prepare a six-course dinner in honor of truffle season.
For neophytes, a truffle is the fruiting body of the underground Ascomycete fungus. These fungi are typically found near the roots of trees in France, Italy and areas of Eastern Europe. They are hunted each year using pigs and dogs, and they capture very high prices on the gourmand market.
Colicchio and Canora will offer guests a decadent dinner with white truffles shaved table side over each savory course, while Grieco will pour and discuss red wines paired for each dish on the menu. The truffle theme continues after dinner as Saturday’s evening turn-down service will feature a chocolate truffle, and into Sunday brunch as fresh truffles are shaved over scrambled eggs. Each guest will take home a truffle shaver from Urbani Truffles and will also be able to pre-order a limited number of whole white truffles to take home. The full menu is as follows:
WHITE TRUFFLE MENU
Saturday, November 16, 2013
*White truffles will be shaved over each savory course*
Porcini, Tardivo Radicchio & Egg
Cardoons, Frisée & Sage
Foie Gras & Savoy Cabbage
Braised Beef Short Rib
Jerusalem Artichokes & Wheat Berries
Warm Brioche Bread Pudding
Truffle Honey Ice Cream
The six-course dinner, only available to hotel guests, is $395 per guest, including wine pairings. Rooms for the weekend start at $525 per night. For reservations email Eliza Nordeman: email@example.com.
Topping Rose House is located at One Bridgehampton / Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton. Call 631-537-0870, or visit toppingrosehouse.com for more info.