More than an extravagant battle, the elegant progression of six courses compared the earthy potency of the Italian truffle to the more subtle savory flavor of the American variety. Between course after course of elegant dishes, and a brief intermission for truffle shaving extravaganza courtesy of chefs Mantuano and Grueneberg, there was an auction benefiting the James Bears House. The live auction sold items such as a wine trip to Italy, hand-blown stemware and dinner for two at Sixteen.
Wine parings were selected by Spiaggia sommelier Jason Carlen and poured by an A-team of experts including Jason Wagner (The Gage, Henri), Rachael Lowe, Arthur Hon (Sepia) and Tona Palomino (Trenchermen).
Check out the photos of all the truffle-topped offerings below.