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Phoenix White Truffle Report

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I met the "Man" last year when he came into my friends restaurant with a basket full of truffles. Who is the "Man", his name is not important, but what is in the basket is. The highly prized white truffle, scientific name TUBER MAGNATUM PICO is considered to be the truffle par excellence because of its noteworthy commercial importance. It is gathered from September to December. The "Man" has a brother in Italy and his brother ships truffles twice a week to the states when in season. Last year, when I brought my truffles home and stored them with my eggs for truffle omeletes, the smell permeated my whole fridge and I even had truffle ice. When the season is over the "Man" disappears until the next season. Guess what-TRUFFLE TIME

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I got the "Man's" phone number from my friend and called him Saturday, but he was in Tucson-out of truffles. He told me that a shipment was coming soon and that he would call me. My phone rang and I knew it was him, he said that he was in LA on the way back into town and he asked me to meet him along I-10 for the deal of a lifetime. I only wanted an ounce or two because they last 7 days, but a deal of a lifetime??????? He would call me an hour out of town so we picked an AM/PM parking lot off the highway. He could not find the AM/PM, but I told him I would find him. In the parking lot of a hotel, he opened his trunk and out came the scale-TRUFFLES I SWEAR

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first came one and then

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The Man made me a deal of a lifetime and now for the next week, I will eat the deal of the lifetime. How do you get the deal of a lifetime-meet the "Man" when his wife is tired and wants to go home

Where to eat his truffles in Phoenix- Mary Elaines, Sassi, Binkley's

in LA- Locanda Veneta, L'Orangerie


Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

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Are you sure those aren't potatoes? :laugh:

Seriously, those look great. How will you use them?


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As I'm sure your man will tell you, you have to brush the earth off truffles before they're allowed to enter the states, but it apparently makes them degrade much faster.


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Are you sure those aren't potatoes? :laugh:

Seriously, those look great. How will you use them?

Doc,

Yukon Golds :wink: , no but the next shipment he says that he will meet me first so I can get a pictorial. He delivered a 260 gram one to Brad Thompson at the Phoenician last year. To answer your question-Omelete, sous-vide eggs, risotto, white truffle potato tortellini, shaved over fresh tagliatelle made in a tomato water butter. Chef Binkley told me he is going to make a white truffle truffle that he will place over risotto so when you pierce the truffle-goodness all over the risotto. I like that better than parmesan air but we shall see.

Molto e


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As I'm sure your man will tell you, you have to brush the earth off truffles before they're allowed to enter the states, but it apparently makes them degrade much faster.

Moby posting in the Southwest Forum-what a day!

Good Eating,

Molto E


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Are you sure those aren't potatoes? :laugh:

Seriously, those look great. How will you use them?

Doc,

Yukon Golds :wink: , no but the next shipment he says that he will meet me first so I can get a pictorial. He delivered a 260 gram one to Brad Thompson at the Phoenician last year. To answer your question-Omelete, sous-vide eggs, risotto, white truffle potato tortellini, shaved over fresh tagliatelle made in a tomato water butter. Chef Binkley told me he is going to make a white truffle truffle that he will place over risotto so when you pierce the truffle-goodness all over the risotto. I like that better than parmesan air but we shall see.

Molto e

Sounds great. Unfortunately, I will have to be satisfied with photos for now (so long as you take and post them) :angry::smile:


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"Remember that a very good sardine is always preferable to a not that good lobster."

- Ferran Adria on eGullet 12/16/2004.

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Are you sure those aren't potatoes? :laugh:

Seriously, those look great. How will you use them?

Doc,

Yukon Golds :wink: , no but the next shipment he says that he will meet me first so I can get a pictorial. He delivered a 260 gram one to Brad Thompson at the Phoenician last year. To answer your question-Omelete, sous-vide eggs, risotto, white truffle potato tortellini, shaved over fresh tagliatelle made in a tomato water butter. Chef Binkley told me he is going to make a white truffle truffle that he will place over risotto so when you pierce the truffle-goodness all over the risotto. I like that better than parmesan air but we shall see.

Molto e

Sounds great. Unfortunately, I will have to be satisfied with photos for now (so long as you take and post them) :angry::smile:

Doc,

I have been telling you to get out here..... I will update with few shots of breakfast in a bit.

Molto E


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Are you sure those aren't potatoes? :laugh:

Seriously, those look great. How will you use them?

Doc,

Molto White Truffle Biscuit

Egg cooked sous-vide molto-vaced with TRUFFLE salt, TRUFFLE oil and a little creme fraiche then placed on the biscuit with a dab of TRUFFLE butter, touch of TRUFFLE cheese and WHITE TRUFFLE microplaned on top-MOLTOLICIOUS!!

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Egg cooked sous-vide molto-vaced with TRUFFLE salt, TRUFFLE oil and a little creme fraiche then placed on the biscuit with a dab of TRUFFLE butter, touch of TRUFFLE cheese and WHITE TRUFFLE microplaned on top-MOLTOLICIOUS!!

How do you vacuum-seal a raw egg? Did you wrap it in plastic film first?

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I think I'm going to swoon. Molto, that is incredible! Meeting The Man sounds so very cloak and dagger. So, is it improper to ask, what does one pay per ounce in "the deal"? Also, is there a way one could get in on "the next deal"? OMG, wow. Just beautiful. I'm going for the risotto, myself. And the eggs. Oh, who am I kidding, I'll take it all :biggrin:

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Molto,

The first step to recovery is to admit you are powerless over truffles.

How about a speed ball of Kobe Beef, Bluefin Tuna Belly, Foie Gras, topped with White Truffle.

ahurwich

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Molto,

The first step to recovery is to admit you are powerless over truffles.

How about a speed ball of Kobe Beef, Bluefin Tuna Belly, Foie Gras, topped with White Truffle.

ahurwich

AHurwich,

I am not sure if they have a treatment program for that yet?

Molto E


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I think I'm going to swoon.  Molto, that is incredible!  Meeting The Man sounds so very cloak and dagger.  So, is it improper to ask, what does one pay per ounce in "the deal"?  Also, is there a way one could get in on "the next deal"?  OMG, wow. Just beautiful.  I'm going for the risotto, myself.  And the eggs.  Oh, who am I kidding, I'll take it all  :biggrin:

Genny,

I think the going rate right now is about $1600 a pound for White Truffles. I will see if I can get you hooked up with some Truffle love.

Peace,

Molto E


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Can you please post a photo of what the egg looks like in the bag? That breakfast is truly decadent.


John Sconzo, M.D. aka "docsconz"

"Remember that a very good sardine is always preferable to a not that good lobster."

- Ferran Adria on eGullet 12/16/2004.

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Can you please post a photo of what the egg looks like in the bag? That breakfast is truly decadent.

Doc,

I will the next time I make it. I take a muffin pan and lay the plastic over and form a cup and then I close it up and make a little cocoon.

Molto E


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Can you please post a photo of what the egg looks like in the bag? That breakfast is truly decadent.

Doc,

I will the next time I make it. I take a muffin pan and lay the plastic over and form a cup and then I close it up and make a little cocoon.

Molto E

I look fo rward to seeing it almost as much as I would look forward to eating it. :cool:


John Sconzo, M.D. aka "docsconz"

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- Ferran Adria on eGullet 12/16/2004.

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Sounds great. Unfortunately, I will have to be satisfied with photos for now (so long as you take and post them)  :angry:  :smile:

Doc,

Shaved over fresh tagliatelle in a tomato butter.

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extracting the tomato water to make the butter

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fresh pasta

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my plating was not as tight as it should have been, but I was hungry :laugh:

Molto E


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my plating was not as tight as it should have been, but I was hungry :laugh:

Molto E

And now so am I!


John Sconzo, M.D. aka "docsconz"

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- Ferran Adria on eGullet 12/16/2004.

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Sounds great. Unfortunately, I will have to be satisfied with photos for now (so long as you take and post them)  :angry:  :smile:

Doc,

Omelette-TRUFFLE cheese, TRUFFLE butter, TRUFFLE salt and of course shaved TRUFFLES

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Doc that is an egg moltovaced :wink:

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Katz's bagel with truffle cheese

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Omelette cooked in TRUFFLE butter and TRUFFLE oil, shaved TRUFFLES inside on top of TRUFFLE cheese, shaved TRUFFLES on top and a bagel with TRUFFLE cream cheese


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Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

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Such pictures should be banned....

Anyone got molto address. Map would be useful.

Bring bandanas....


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Are you sure those aren't potatoes? :laugh:

Seriously, those look great. How will you use them?

Sounds great. Unfortunately, I will have to be satisfied with photos for now (so long as you take and post them) :angry::smile:

Doc,

Risotto and a omelette

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Molto E


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The truffle man cometh:

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Call and order if you wish, they do send product in the mail, but I think you are better off seeing what you purchase in person

Truffles and More

Teuta Morina

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Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

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Truffle Man Cometh-48 hours out of the ground

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Ciao,

Molto E


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