Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Oval Room Kicks Off Truffle Season with a White Truffle Tasting Menu

From our friends at The Oval Room...

Truffle Lovers Take Note as the Oval Room Kicks off Truffle Season with a White Truffle Tasting Menu

Ashok Bajaj’s acclaimed restaurant, The Oval Room, located just steps from the White House at 800 Connecticut Avenue, NW invites guests to come celebrate the highly prized white truffle with a special tasting menu. Priced at an affordable $85 per person, or $115 with wine pairings (tax and gratuity not included) Executive Chef John Melfi has crafted a four-course tasting menu, which is available exclusively during dinner service through mid-November.

One of the most valuable truffles on the market, the white truffle is traditionally harvested from September to late December. It is found mainly in the Langhe and Montferrat areas of the Piedmont region in Northern Italy and, most famously, in the countryside around the cities of Alba and Asti. At The Oval Room, guests will have the rare opportunity to experience the slightly garlicky taste and deep earthy aroma of the white truffle with expert wine pairings that complement the pungent and delicious fungi. Standout wines include the 2014 Nessa Albariño, 2013 Albert Bichot Chablis, 2013 Damilano Barbera d’Asti, and the 2013 Standing Stone Ice Wine. The complete menu is listed below.

WHEN: Available exclusively during dinner service through mid-November. Dinner is served Monday through Thursday, from 5 PM to 10 PM; Friday, from 5 PM to 10:30 PM; Saturday, from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM.

WHERE: The Oval Room is located at 800 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20006. For reservations or more information, please call (202) 463-8700 or visit http://www.ovalroom.com.

The Oval Room White Truffle Tasting Menu

Chicken Liver Mousse
Black Cherry Purée, Pistachio, Brioche Tuille
Nessa Albariño 2014

House-Made Tagliatelle Pasta
Shaved White Truffle, Toasted Alba Hazelnuts, Aged Pecorino
Albert Bichot Chablis 2013

Pan Roasted Guinea Hen
White Truffle Polenta, Prosciutto, Cipollini Agrodolce, Crispy Baby Kale
Damilano Barbera d’Asti 2013

White Truffle Ice Cream
Truffle Honey, Hazelnut Tuille
Standing Stone Ice Wine 2013