Photos: Locanda Verde
Locanda Verde, Located in Robert De Niro’s Greenwich Hotel (377 Greenwich St), is celebrating black truffle season from Umbria, Italy. Award-Winning Chef Andrew Carmellini is weaving the pricey fungus into a number of special dishes to mark the occasion. Black truffles make their presence known in Fettuccine with mushroom ragu & solo di bruna; Veal Medallions with prosciutto, celery root and spinach; and Mozzarella di Bufala “Casolare” served with wild mushroom insalata.
It can also be found in dessert. Pastry Chef Deborah Racicot is cooking up Warm Dark Chocolate “Lava” Cake with hazelnut & black truffle gelato. Of Course, you will pay a bit more, but for lovers of truffles it’s a worthy indulgence. Carmellini’s trufflepalooza ends when truffle season winds down which is usually in early March.