Australian Truffle season is late May through August and LA eateries are known for taking the truffle food trend to a new level. With master chefs at the helm ready show off with small plates, entrees, sides and even cocktails unlike ever before, menus around town are bound to make culinary history. The tuber melanosporum is not only a delicacy, but the most expensive mushroom in the world, so it’s no wonder LA foodies devour them up like candy.
8440 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Tucked inside the Mondrian Los Angeles hotel on the Sunset Strip is the hotel’s newest restaurant, Herringbone, where Brian Malarkey serves up a Torched Dayboat Scallop with black truffle-rhubarb sorbet and fennel cream. With incredible skyline views of LA and dishes layered with complex, yet complimenting flavors, Herringbone definitely delivers as one of the best restaurants in LA. Complete with an innovative Fish Meats Field dining concept, you simply can’t go wrong at Herringbone.
2121 7th Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90021
When it comes to truffles, Bestia, might be DTLA’s best kept secret. Executive Chef Ori Menashe’s traditional Cavatelli alla Norcia, is their most popular pasta dish and has patrons singing it’s praises. Rich with flavor, the ricotta dumplings, housemade pork sausage, black truffles and Grana Padano, is a perfect balance. Visit Bestia today and see why diners cannot get enough of this updated Italian classic.
1104 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Two highly-acclaimed, stand-out dishes at Josiah Citrin’s, Melisse, are featuring Australian black truffles this season. The Rotisserie Chicken Stuffed with Summer Truffles for two comes with morel mushrooms, and green asparagus with sauce albufera and is ideal for date night. In addition, the Lobster Bolognese with fresh capellini, basil, and a brown butter truffle froth is a must for any occasion.
624 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
The star of Walter Manske’s French restaurant, Republique, is without a doubt the Black Winter Truffle Risotto. Prepared to perfection, the plate captures everything a truffle dish should be. Diners will really appreciate the bold earthy flavors of “acquerello carnaroli and tuber melansoporum,” even more when paired with an elegant Burgundy wine.
11712 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Located in Brentwood, Adoteca is serving up something special this summer. On Monday, June 30th from 5:30pm to 10:30pm, the restaurant will be serving a unique and one-of-a-kind truffle menu for $95 per person. Executive Chef Antonio Mure created the delicious menu featuring black summer truffles from Umbria. Dishes include a veal carpaccio marinated with red wine topped with shaved black truffles, grilled sea scallops rolled with pancetta which is also served with shaved black truffles as well as a delectable grilled filet mignon with Barolo and black truffle sauce topped with a quail egg and shaved black truffles.
7984 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
There’s something very special about Laurel Hardware that touches beyond the casual atmosphere, al fresco dining and global influences. This renovated hardware store slash neighborhood eatery with a fun vibe, takes local and organic produce very seriously. Be warned though: not ordering the Summer Corn with truffle butter, ricotta and espellette could very well be considered an original sin.
Ristorante al Mare
250 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401
It is hard to come by the perfect cheese board, but the Piatto di Formaggi might actually win. Complete with truffle cheese, red wine pecorino, organic goat and sweet Gorganzola, served with fruit mustard, organic honey toasted hazelnuts and grilled bread, this selection is out of this world. Located on the iconic Santa Monica Pier, head over late-afternoon, early-evening for the most amazing backdrop ever… the Pacific Coast sunset.