If you don’t have your own truffle-sniffing pig, we’ve sniffed out some for you, without getting too dirty. Now that they’re no longer for sale, Epernay is pulling out all the stops with a celebratory truffle extravaganza. You’ll have to dig deep in your wallet for the $95 a person tariff, but if you love those earthy, heady, aphrodisiac-worthy buried treasures, you won’t be disappointed. The special dinner is tomorrow night at 7:30 pm; a few spots were still available at press time. Dishes will include truffle scrambled eggs, lobster truffle salad, black truffle risotto, as well as chocolate truffles to finish.

In the special dinner category, Fascino‘s got game on Monday, January 23 and again on Monday, January 30. The resto’s first ever big game tasting dinners will cost $65 (Amanti Vino will be matching wine to the five-course tasting, at $26 per person for a total of $91 a head). Boar and ostriches, consider yourself warned. Click through to the jump for the complete gamey menu.

Meanwhile, if your life is more PB & J these days, you don’t have to pay for it. At least not at Marc & Eric, where kids now eat free (grilled cheese, too, if the wee ones prefer) when accompanied by adults enjoying more grown-up sandwiches (served with those heaveny homemade potato chips) or other tasty fare.

Fascino Game Tasting
Scottish Wood Pigeon with Circus Frisee and a Roasted Fig Salad
Accompanied by Closal Savennieres 2003

Artisanal Strozzapreti with Braised Buffalo Oxtail and an Artichoke Stufato
Accompanied by Cla Barbera Oltrepo Pavese

Tenderloin of Ostrich with Italian Eggplant puree and Wilted Arrowleaf Spinach
Accompanied by Artadi Rioja Crianza de Gain

Boar Strip Loin with a Fricassee of Fingerling Potatoes and Organic Carrots
Accompanied by Roger Perrin Chateauneuf de Pape 2003

Roasted Strawberry Crespelle with a Citrus Mascarpone
Accompanied by Domaine de Durban Muscat Beaumes de Venise

Liz George is the publisher of Montclair Local. liz@montclairlocal.news

One reply on “Don’t Truffle With Me”

  1. And to meet Marc & Eric, and view there great place..plus..watch them prepare some dishes, tune in to Inside Montclair on Tv – 34 ( Mon. Wed. Fri. at 8:00 pm ).

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