From rue Cambon to Piemont, travel with the truffle knights
For a motionless trip, just the way Plume Voyage likes them, just go to rue Cambon. These days, a powerful fragrance will take your imagination to the hills of Alba, in the Italian Piedmont.
The truffle capital has indeed sent for Chief Ugo Alciati so that Parisians can also celebrate the white truffle season from Alba. This brilliant chef, declared “world ambassador of truffles” by the Adadémia Italiana del Tartuffo (this venerable institution also has a few “knights of the truffle”) invites us on a unique culinary journey.
In his restaurant l’Assagio, located in the heart of the very chic Hotel Castile, near Chanel, you can book a table before mid-December. The time of the fresh truffle rarely continues beyond this time of year which partly explains the rarity of this dish. Ugo Alciati awaits you, with truffles dug up by his dog, and other Piedmontese wonders.
The culinary journey imagined by Ugo Alciati takes place through 4 gourmet stages. An egg with potato and parmesan mousse is the first gentle step of the journey, followed by a few homemade tagliatelles created with no less than 40 yolks. More powerful in flavour, the guinea fowl roasted on brioche bread with poultry liver competes with the white truffle savor. The final delight will come from an infinitely sweet “Fior di Latte” ice cream, also flavoured with truffles. A daring challenge taken up thanks to the milk from the Piedmont farm, which evokes flavours from childhood and offers another journey, this time back in time.
Restaurant l’Assagio, Castile Paris – Starhotels Collezione
33-37 rue Cambon 75001 Paris – Tel. +33 (0)1 44 58 45 67 – email@example.com
Tasting menu at 190 euros with 4 courses and 12 grams of truffles until December 14