Eataly’s White-Truffle Sale: Don’t Blow Your Savings on Shavings!

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A couple of days ago, Ryan Sutton explored the citys current crop of white-truffle dishes, from the underwhelming (a $65 pizza at Colicchio & Sons) to the extremely pungent (the aforementioned truffle burger at Burger & Barrel). (Left out: The recession-friendly truffle dinners at Sapori dIschia.) Sutton mentioned an Italian friend who prefers shaving them at home, because theyre cheaper, but where, exactly, is the best place to score them? On November 21, its a safe bet itll be Eataly: That day, were told the market will be selling white truffles at cost, or about $5 per gram. Whats more, shavings will also be at cost at the various restaurants for a $25 to $30 supplement, you can get them on fonduta, risotto, tajarin, and even anchovies (imagine the smell of that).