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Thomas Keller’s Bouchon rolls out new tasting menu, adds Black Truffle French Fries

by TrevR on December 16, 2009

If you didn’t have the chance to enjoy Chef Michael Chiarello’s week-long truffle menu at Bottega that concluded last week, you’re in luck as another local restaurant has stepped-up to fill the void.

Chef Thomas Keller’s Bouchon has just rolled out a new tasting menu showcasing the cuisine of France’s Périgord region and is now offering Black Truffle French Fries to celebrate France’s Black Truffle season.

Bouchon Fries

Périgord tasting menu available 12/15 – 12/24
The latest installment of the regional tasting menu is a 3-course prix-fixe option ($70 per person) that features dishes that showcase the traditional flavors and culinary characteristics of the Périgord region. There’s also an optional wine-pairing, which runs $40 per person. Shaved Black Truffles are also available as a supplementary option for each course ($15 – $20 per course) and here are a few menu highlights:

  • Cou d’oie farci à la Saucisse et Truffes Noir: Gooseneck stuffed with black truffle sausage, creamy polenta, sauce Périgourdine
  • Cassoulet de Lapin et Foie Gras: Cassoulet of rabbit leg confit, foie gras, tarbais beans, matignon of garden vegetables and rabbit jus
  • Pithiviers de Cabécou: Baked Cabécou wrapped in puff pastry with truffle-prune jam

Black Truffle French Fries available through January
The Bouchon Bistro French Fries, long a favorite of ours, are being kicked-up a notch or two over the next few weeks. From now through January the French Fries will be tossed with chopped fresh black truffles, fleur de sel and truffled clarified butter. The Black Truffle French Fries are available for $17 or as an accompaniment to selected menu items for $14.

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