What if you could only eat your favorite sandwich two months out of the year? Or wear your favorite shoes? Or watch your favorite show? You'd be sitting in front of the TV with your thigh-high boots on eating a ham sandwich right now, that's what.
Chef Vincent Francoual knows how you feel. He's got a lust for black truffles, one of the world's great delicacies, and they're only at their peak for a limited time. So he's got an idea: shave 'em on everything -- on your ham sandwich if you want to. And if you do it at his restaurant, it will set you back only 10 bucks.
The $10 price point is what he pays at cost, so he's not really making a profit on the deal.
Truffles are the most expensive food in the world primarily because the finest among them are grown wild, making each year's harvest size uncertain. Which is to say, if you find some, eat them, and eat them now. They're becoming scarce. They even get trafficked like drugs, and those who lust after them will probably tell you they're better than any narcotic.
If the harvest is particularly rough in a given year, just a couple of shavings of black truffles from France -- known as black diamonds -- can cost hundreds of dollars in Parisian restaurants.
So, you know, go to Vincent now and get yours for a tenner.
A few dishes he recommends to pair with them:
Poached Egg with Chestnuts
Veal Strip Loin with Braised Veal Blanquette, Mushrooms and Pearl Onions
Celery Root Soup with Poached Scallop
Vincent will extend the promotion through the end of the month, or until the supply runs out.
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