The hunt for white gold
The hunt for white truffles is a real-life fairytale.
Set in the enchanted, misty forest of Piedmont, the hero is a beloved dog blessed with a magical scent of smell, trained by his master to snuff out white gold hidden deep in the dirt.
Despite challenging obstacles like dwindling supply that’s nearly impossible to access, persistence prevails. “We will not, as humans, be able to replicate that,” proclaims Chef Iacopo Falai, Culinary Director at SA Hospitality Group. “The process is an amazing adventure.”
This luxurious ingredient is delicately shaved atop pasta and other delights fulfilling its destiny by unmasking its origins’ aromatic beauty. “Musky aroma, very earthy, pungent, deliciously funky,” describes Falai. Appropriately, storage is in a specially insulated lockbox wrapped in layers of paper and hay.
White truffles, including the rarest kind from Alba, are delivered daily to all Sant Ambroeus locations.
Experience its powers by indulging in our special seasonal menu with dishes like Tagliatelle al Burro e Tartufo Bianco and Scaloppine ai Porcini.
Photo Credit: Christopher Pillitz