Does the Tartufo Bianco wear no clothes?

As in “the emporer is wearing no clothes”?

We just had lunch out at Da Fortunato – an excellent restaurant near the Pantheon (recommended by Martin of and we have eaten there before) – and I spent 35 Euro (what is that now, $200?) on pasta with white truffles – and they really had no taste! I have had black truffles on pasta before (this is what I end up eating every meal out in Umbria) and know that taste. I thought the white truffle was supposed to be even more strong of a taste.

The noodles were with butter and then they grated the white truffle onto the pasta – they did this in front of us.

Also, it isn’t white – but light brown!

Here is the photo showing the fresh truffle being grated on the pasta.

For dessert, we had “Gelato affogato al caffe” (gelato drowned in coffee – you can also get it drowned in whiskey).

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Pauline Kenny

Pauline Kenny and Steve Cohen are US expats living in Dorset. We moved to the UK in 2010. Read about our move. If you would like to talk about travel, please join us on the Slow Europe Travel Forums.