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Porcini and Truffle Degustation

If you don’t follow me on Instagram or Twitter then you probably haven’t been bombarded with my pics of the most fantastic 8 course degustation of porcini mushroom and truffle (that’s tartufo – in case you’ve been living under a rock!) I experienced couple of weeks ago.

(If you do follow me on those platforms, well a little repeat truffle / porcini pic never killed anyone!) 🙂

The dinner was hosted by L’Allegro restaurant – a fantastic restaurant in the Trieste / Salaria area of Rome (about 15-20 minutes drive from the city centre) specialising generally in Sardinian cuisine and seafood.

Course by course we were treated to fine delicacies that left you wanting for more. Safe to say that by the end of the night, I was in a food coma!

This type of dinner – with respect to the produce and quality – on any other day or at any other venue would have been in excess of €80.

Instead we were really really spoilt at a cost of €30 including wine!

Here are the pics…

Polenta with Tartufo and Pork Sausage


Bruschetta with Cream of Tartufo


Porcini Mushroom Bruschetta


Tagliolini with Tartufo


Lasagnetta with Porcini Mushroom


Mixed Porcini Salad


Beef Carpaccio with Porcini Mushroom


Beef with Tartufo


Dessert (added by me!): Chocolate, Pear & Ricotta Dome


L’Allegro intend to host more events including some regional inspired dinners and if this dinner was anything to go by then I want more!


Signing off from Trastevere,
Baci Maria


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