Michael Chiarello’s Bottega to run weeklong truffle-infused celebration starting 12/7

by TrevR on December 1, 2009

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It was approximately one-year ago when Chef Michael Chiarello opened Bottega, his latest Italian restaurant located smack-dab in the heart of Yountville.

To celebrate the anniversary, Chiarello has cooked up a special menu that will be available for one-weekly only starting on 12/7.

The dining room at Chef Michael Chiarello's Bottega Ristorante in Yountville

The dining room at Chef Michael Chiarello's Bottega Ristorante in Yountville

Diners visiting the restaurant during the week of December 7th will have the option to enjoy a five-course truffle dinner and Italian wine pairing (the regular dinner menu will also be available as usual).

Each night of the week, Chef Chiarello will create a truffle-themed tasting menu as well as a la carte truffle dishes using the very rare Tartufo Bianco di Alba, or white truffles of Alba, which are found in the countryside of northern Italy’s Piedmont region in the late fall.

The five-course menu is $95 per person and $35 per person for the Italian wine pairing. Here’s a sample menu:

Stuzzichino
Truffled Chestnut Vellutata
Deltetto, Spumante Brut, Piemonte

Antipasto
Crispy organic farm egg with Truffle and Tallegio fonduta, braised spinach and grilled brioche
2008 Vietti Roero Arneis, Piemonte

Pesce
Sautéed San Pietro with Truffle and Fingerling potato puree
Warm frisee insalatina with Truffle vinaigrette
2007 la Scolca, Gavi di Gavi, ‘Black Label’, Piemonte

Pasta
Howell Mountain Porcini Mushroom and Truffle Fettuccine
2006 Bruno Rocca, Barbera d’Alba, Piemonte

Carne
Tournedos Rossini alla Bottega
Piemontese filet mignon, Truffle Duck Liver paté, and Truffle Marsala jus
2004 Elio Altare, Barolo, La Morra, Piemonte

Dolci
Blood Orange Tortino with meringue baci
2008 La Spinetta, Moscato d’Asti, Piemonte

[techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, Bottega, Yountville, Chef Michael Chiarello, Bottega Napa Valley]

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