DiBruno Bros. Presents Truffle Mania


This week, Di Bruno Bros is hosting samplings, meals, information sessions and a contest all in celebration of a 300g white truffle worth $5,000 they bought for charity (that’s it pictured above, and its name is Bruno). And while it might not look like much, it is essentially the diamond of the food world owing to its rarity and supposed aphrodisiac properties. Here’s how you can get involved:

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Pat’s Steaks Is Serving White Truffle Cheesesteak

White Truffles descend on Pat's Steaks | Photo Illustration by Arthur Etchells

White Truffles descend on Pat’s Steaks | Photo Illustration by Arthur Etchells

Pat’s King of Steaks is offering an Alba White Truffle Cheesesteak on Thursday, November 17th, starting at 12:30 p.m. The $20 highfalutin take on the cheesesteak is the result of this past weekend’s White Truffle Charity Auction that took place at the Union League in Philadelphia. Pat’s owner, Frank Olivieri, purchased a truffle for $2,500 to support the National Italian American Foundation.

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Burgundy Truffle Special at Kraftwork


Kraftwork in Fishtown was lucky enough to score some burgundy truffles this week. This weekend, Exec chef Brian Lofink and chef de cuisine Josh Evans whipped up a dish highlighting the truffles.

The special will be house-made pappardelle pasta with a butter emulsion, chopped burgundy truffles and fine herbs with grated black truffle on top. It will be good while supplies last, which at $20, won’t be long.

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Australian Black Truffle Dinner at Blackfish


Australian black truffles.

Need we say more?

Tuesday, August 26th, Blackfish invites you to their Australian Black Truffle Dinner. The tasting menu is comprised of four dishes featuring the prized ingredient. Guests will start with duck and truffle rillettes, followed by truffle dumpling, albacore and truffle ballontine and finish with beef and truffle parfait.

The dinner, curated by chef and owner Chip Roman with the help of chef de cuisine, Yianni Arhontoulis is $65 per person.

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Filet, Foie and Truffles Show Off on This Kraftwork Cheesesteak

Kraftworkfilet and foie cheesesteak kraftwork is bringing back its  Filet & Foie Cheesesteak this week as a special. Chef Brian Lofink packs a toasted roll with the holy trinity of filet mignon tips, foie gras sauce and black truffle shavings. The highfalutin cheesesteak also features roasted balsamic cippolini onions and gruyère cheese.

The cheesesteak, minus the black truffles sells for $15. That quarter-ounce of fresh black truffle shavings adds $8 more to the sandwich.

It’s only available for a week, so plan your Girard Avenue trip now.

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Tonight: Truffle Week Begins at Le Castagne

Ahh, the truffle. One of the most expensive and elusive naturally occurring foods, truffles have been referred to by famed gastronome (and all-around fun guy) Jean Brillat-Savarin as the “diamond of the kitchen” (which probably sounds way sexier in French). Italy is one of the world’s big repositories of truffles, and this week Italian restaurant Le Castagne is bringing the truffles to you with two different prix fixe, all-truffle menus.

They are pricey, yes, but if you have the means and the taste, there’s no better way to kick off the season.

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Champagne and Truffles at McCrossens

Looking to reward yourself for getting all your Christmas shopping done with a week to spare? Then reserve a table for McCrossen’s Champagne and Truffles dinner on Thursday, December 29th. The $100 four-course dinner will feature scallops, foie gras, pheasant and of course truffles. General Manager and Sommelier Lauren Harris pairs the dinner with Champagne from top French growers.

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