It is fresh porcini season, and excellent porcini dishes are showing up all over town.

César on Piedmont is serving up some wonderful roasted fresh porcini with white truffle butter; it’s amazing says JasmineG. “Get ’em while they last,” urges Robert Lauriston. Also great there: pimentos de padron, sand dabs, and a beautiful apricot custard.

At Eccolo, ML8000 found an exciting dish of fresh porcini and veal chops al cartaccio (in a parchment bag). “The chop was good but the mushrooms were outstanding.”

César [East Bay]
4039 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland

Eccolo [East Bay]
1820 Fourth Street, Berkeley

Board Links: Fresh porcini at Cesar

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