heirloom tomato with truffle carpaccio

heirloom tomato
truffle carpaccio
toasted buttered baguette

Truffle Carpaccio
la BOUTIQUE de la truffe

It would be dream-come-true to always have fresh truffles in my kitchen. Preserved truffles are the next best thing. Truffle Carpaccio is a preserved truffle product from Italy. It is made with summer truffles (tuber aestivum vitt), olive oil, and salt. It can be served on toast, tossed with olive oil and pasta, or for an intense flavor combination try a teaspoonful on top of a grilled rib-eye steak.

This makes a delightful first course:  Slice heirloom tomatoes (blot excess moisture), place on a baking sheet, top with a little sea salt and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. Place until the broiler until the cheese bubbles. Top each tomato with a teaspoon of truffle carpaccio. Serve with toasted buttered baguette, garnish with chives.
tomato & truffle carpaccio bruschetta

Toasted baguette rubbed with garlic, brushed with olive oil, sprinkled with Parmigiano-Reggiano, and topped with chopped heirloom tomatoes tossed with truffle carpaccio and a little salt.

The truffle aroma is heavenly.
Gourmet Attitude in Manhattan is an importer of fresh truffles. They recently launched this line of truffle delicacies called “la BOUTIQUE  de la truffe” which includes the Truffle Carpaccio, Truffle Honey, and White Truffle Cream. We paired the Truffle Honey with panko-crusted chicken breast and paired the White Truffle Cream with angel hair pasta. Truffle heaven!

16 thoughts on “heirloom tomato with truffle carpaccio”

  1. Juliana – truffles for breakfast sounds good to me.

    Hi lakeviewer – yes, just click on the orange links to "gourmet attitude" or "line of truffle delicacies."


  2. Oooh, I love truffles, though I've only had scant amounts of them–a sprinkle here, a shaving there. I can see how the carpaccio would be a good buy.

  3. The truffle carpaccio sounds delicious. What a nice treat to make a truly special appetizer. And what a nice way to say goodbye to tomato season… 🙂 As always, all your dishes are truly beautiful!

  4. What a great idea to serve for entertaining. I love truffles! I can't say that I have ever seen a truffle up close and personal in real life. However, it never occurred to me to purchase a preserved truffles. Thanks! I learned something today.

  5. OK, I don't have any truffles in my house so can I come by and share this with you? I'll bring some extra tomatoes and a nice bottle of wine.

  6. I've never heard of that product but will have to look for it since it's prohibitively expensive to buy fresh truffles here. Looks like a great dish. Happy New Year to you.

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