Owner and Executive Chef Tanino Drago of Tanino Ristorante(1043 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, 90024; 310.208.0444) is magical things happen with black truffles, and he will be celebrating these delicacies with the Annual Black Truffle Menu through the end of March!
Chef Drago’s is special à la carte menu focuses on traditional Italian fare and is specifically designed to highlight the flavor and texture of the black truffle. First on the menu, is the Zuppa di funghi al Tartufo Nero which is a mushroom soup with fresh black truffles, followed by the Tramezzino di Polenta con Funghi e Tartufo Nero, a polenta tart with mushrooms, Fontina cheese and black truffles.
From there, feast on Tanino’s famous house made pasta dishes, like the Raviolone all’Uovo e Tartufo Nero, which is a egg yolk ravioli with asparagus and black truffle, or sample the taste of the season with the Tagliolini al Tartufo, made with fresh Tagliolini pasta, Reggiano cheese and a generous shaving of black truffles. There is also one of Chef Drago’s favorite dishes, which is the Risotto al Tartufo; Arborio rice with Fontina cheese and black truffle.
Lastly, meat eaters, chowdown on the Saltimbocca Alla Romana e Tartufo, which is a sautéed, pounded veal topped with prosciutto, Fontina cheese and soft polenta with black truffles.
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