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Nobody Knows the Truffles I've Seen


Here are two truffle specials around town, from haute to haute dog:

Egg and truffle at Chef Mavro. Photo courtesy of Chef Mavro.

The truffle season is coming to a close, so you've only got about two weeks to visit Chef Mavro and order fresh, black Perigord truffles from France on your dishes. Begging for fresh truffle shavings: Mavro's egg dish featuring a Peterson's Upland Farm egg placed in a jar with truffles so that it's infused with truffle aroma. It's then poached and surrounded by a light-as-air potato mousse and ribbons of Serrano ham. We've probably all heard of truffles paired with French or Italian preparations, but Donna Jung, Mavro's wife, also puts the duck with Bhutanese rice and star anise duck jus on the "divine with truffles" category.

Desserts aren't left out of the truffle party: go for the truffle upgrade, and your chocolate-lilikoi dessert gets a scoop of truffled sea salt ice cream.

4, 6 and 11-course menus with truffles $133, $215, $273 respectively. You can also order truffles on a single dish for $27.
1969 S. King St., 944-4714, chefmavro.com

Bratwurst francoise and truffle fries at Hank's Haute Dogs

If that's too spendy for you, get your budget truffle fix at Hank's Haute Dogs, which recently introduced two new items dosed with Italian white truffle oil: a Saturday-only special of a steamed Bavarian bratwurst ($8.50) with truffle mustard sauce, sautéed mushrooms and Swiss cheese. Double your truffle dose with truffle fries ($4.75), smothered in the same truffle cream sauce as the mac 'n' cheese. The fries are available daily.

324 Coral St., 532-4265, hankshautedogs.com

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