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Tracking Truffles During This Year's Season

‘Tis the season for the pricey fungus

Frasca Food and Wine

Right now is the right time of the year for truffles, not the chocolate kind, the luxurious fungi. The season is short and the price tags always high but fans of it are ready to shell out three figures for a full experience. Some local restaurants are getting into the truffle spirit by making truffle-specific dishes or allowing diners to shave the fancy fungi all over their food. Others, like the ones we are focusing on today, provide a full on evening of truffles and Piedmontese wine.

Barolo Grill will host its annual truffle dinner on November 7. Chef Darrel Truett will create an eight-course menu inspired by Piemontese cuisine, featuring white and black truffles from Italy. Wine pairings will be included with each course for the dinner that starts at 6 p.m. with a reception and follows at 6:30 p.m with the sit-down meal. The cost is $450 per person (includes food, wine, tax, and gratuity). Reservations can be made by calling 303.393.1040 or by purchasing tickets online.

Boulder's Frasca Food and Wine will host its 10th annual white truffle dinner on Monday, December 12 and Tuesday, December 13. This year's prestigious lineup includes chef Missy Robbins, owner of red-hot Brooklyn-based restaurant, Lilia. Missy has spent time working all over Italy - from Tuscany to Friuli. Barolo winemaker, Roberto Voerzio, will provide the pairings. The events start at 6 p.m. and the price tag per person is $895 per person (includes white truffle tasting menu, wine flight, tax and gratuities). To purchase your seats, please contact Erin Pommer 303.442.0608 or erin@frascafoodandwine.com

Eater will be updating this guide regularly throughout the season. Send any truffle sightings to denver@eater.com.

Frasca Food and Wine

1738 Pearl Street, , CO 80302 (303) 442-6966 Visit Website

Barolo Grill

3030 East 6th Avenue, , CO 80206 (303) 393-1040 Visit Website

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