Best Truffle Shuffle

Le Farfalle’s Tuscan White Truffleq

Staff Pick

Caitlin and Michael Toscano didn’t just bring their Big Apple cred to our restaurant scene when they opened Le Farfalle last year. They also brought a little bit of restaurant flair. The giant wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano served pre-meal was the first indication they were going to treat dinner a little differently, but their outrageous truffle service sealed the deal. For $50, I shrugged off my baller on a budget status and indulged in flakes of Tuscan white truffle shavings. But it wasn’t like they just popped the plate of truffle-topped agnolotti in front of me. Oh no. “Eleanor” the truffle wagon pulled up first. Then the waiter pulled out a scale, placed it next to my bowl of agnolotti, and like a geology experiment, revealed what looked like a rare geode — the almighty truffle. He weighed it, shaved off a handful of pieces, returned the ’shroom to the drug scale, weighed it again, and, pleased with his findings, returned it to the cart. You bet I felt like a queen —Kinsey Gidick
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