Buried Treasures White truffle season marks the most wonderful time of the year.
MY WIFE LOVES WHITE TRUFFLES. And the few times we’ve tasted them—during their brief appearance in late fall and early winter—they’ve been the highlight of the meal. Last Christmas, weighing the cost of ordering a truffle supplemental at a restaurant, we decided to splurge instead on ordering a couple of ounces of Alba truffles from a premium supplier and tried shaving truffles at home. Here’s how to get the most delicious return on your truffle investment. —MARY-FRANCES HECK
Do the Truffle Math A white Alba truffle supplemental at a restaurant may run anywhere from $100 to $200 per person. By ordering directly from a supplier, the same extravagant experience can be had for around $125 per ounce, or $30 per serving. (Pricing varies from season to season.)