Jonathon Cichon, the newly appointed executive chef at Lacroix has added a $45 supplement to the restaurant’s tasting menu. With the six-course price fixe already at $75 per person, adding an additional dish and boosting the total cost to $120 might seem a little extravagant. Then again, that extra dish — celery root-banana agnolotti with broccoli rabe, lardo, and white truffles — serves as a showcase for this year’s white truffle harvest, which according to Cichon, is one of the best in recent years. Without the tasting menu, the standalone dish runs $60. For $45 per plate, Cichon will add shaved white truffles to any dish on the menu. The white truffles are available through the end of the month.
Jonathon Cichon secret stash of truffles Photo: Jonathon Cichon