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Truffles take top billing at Café Rey for one night only

Truffles take top billing at Café Rey

Truffles served here
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Truffles are the feature of special  Cafe del Rey dinner
Courtesy of Cafe del Rey

Attention truffle lovers, you will have a chance to feast on the delectable goodies on July 17, 2014 at a special dinner at Café de Rey created by executive Chef Chuck Abair who is embracing the season the succulent fungus with a five-course feast featuring black truffles from The Truffle & Wine Co. , the largest producer of Western Australian truffles from Manjimup. This one-night-only menu includes:

The $85 repast includes wine pairings from Summerland’s Central Coast vineyards and a palate-pleasing menu that reads as such:

Asparagus & Truffles

chilled asparagus soup, truffle foam, and parmesan cheese

Summerland 2012 Santa Rita Hills Grenache Rose

Barramundi

truffle braised spring onions, sunchokes, romesco, and black olives

Summerland 2011 Sierra Madre Chardonnay

Sweetbreads

pomme purée, piquillo pepper, chanterelles, and watercress

Summerland 2012 Paso Robles Cabernet

Pork Rolled in Truffle

cabbage, tri-colored cauliflower, Serrano ham, and truffle rabbit jus

Summerland 2011 Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Tapioca “Risotto”

roasted figs, candied pine nuts, thyme tuile with truffle anglaise

Summerland 2012 Late Harvest Riesling

You must reserve a table in advance (310-823-6395) for the dinner that takes place from 7 - 9 p.m. in CAFE del REY’s Regatta Room on Thursday, July 17, 2014 following a cocktail reception that begins at 6:15 p.m. in the lounge.

Café del Rey is located at 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. 310.823.6395

The Truffle & Wine Co. farm is the largest single producer of the T.melanosporum truffle in the World. The freshly harvested truffles are from Manjimup, Western Australia and are destined for fine dining restaurants, not only in Australia but around the globe. During the 2014 season, the truffière expects that a third of the harvest will make its way to the United States. The world-class truffles are favored by the most exclusive Michelin Star Chefs (Thomas Keller at the French Laundry and Per Se, Josiah Citrin at Mélisse, Curtis Duffy at Grace, and more) who feature the truffles on menus throughout the U.S. Australian Truffle season is late May through August. Prices range from $800+ per pound for Extra Class truffles to $400+ for Truffle Peelings. Visit www.trufflenadwine.com.au to learn more. To order truffles, contact Frank Brunacci at 219-798-5662 or frank@truffleandwine.com.au.

Truffle defined: A truffle is the fruiting body of a subterranean Ascomycete fungus, predominantly one of the many species of the genus Tuber. Some of the truffle species are highly prized as a food source: Wikipedia.