This December my wine club friends and a few others will be celebrating the Christmas season (and my December B-day) with a truffle theme dinner in my home. I'm starting to build the menu so I thought I would post here for suggestions and feedback. It looks like we're going to get one large white (from Alba) and a few winter blacks (from Umbria) to go with the assorted courses. Wines will be limited to Champagne, Red and White Burgundy, and Nebbiolo from Piedmont (Barbaresco and Barolo). This will be a tasting menu type dinner with pairings.
Amuse Buche: Dried sour cherry and 3 month Manchego wrapped in a thin slice of Duck Prosciutto on a toothpick.
Salad: Endive, toasted walnuts, blue cheese, fig, vinaigrette
Risotto (French Laundry Recipe) with shaved white truffle
Miso Black Cod on braised baby bok choy and Chinese shitakes, topped with shaved black truffle
Uova da Ravioli (Batali's recipe)
Braised Veal Breast on Polenta (French Laundry) topped with a wild mushroom ragu and shaved black truffle
Dessert (see my other post)