truffle hunters

Ciao tutti,

En route to the famous Spanish Steps, two of my friends and I stumbled upon the ultra-chic Tartufi & Friends.

Ivory cabana-like umbrellas shaded us on Via Borgognona as we sipped crisp, grapefruit-noted Pinot Grigio and delved into a charcuterie board complete with truffle-honey. The board’s savory selection of meats and cheeses complemented the sweet (yet also savory) honey in a refreshing way.

Charcuterie board with truffle honey

Charcuterie board with truffle honey

For entrées, I had the Taglioni cacio, pepe e tartufi– a salivating plate of pasta complete with a generous portion of truffle slivers presented beautifully.

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Taglioni cacio, pepe e tartufi

Also to be noted is the service. Ever welcoming and charismatic, the staff made sure every customer was enjoying their visit. It was the perfect start to an afternoon of channeling Audrey á la Roman Holiday, later complete with the finest [window]-shopping of high-end Italian fashion houses Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and Fendi.

The legend herself with Gregory Peck, Roman Holiday.

The legend herself with Gregory Peck, Roman Holiday.

I’ll definitely be back for a quick visit to the gift shop– Tartufi & Friends sells that same delectable truffle honey, as well as other truffle-infused products, like balsamic vinegar and olive oil. A great gift for friends back home, especially those on the hunt for those famed Italian truffles that are oh-so-hard to find in the U.S.

[[Via Borgognona, 4/E, Roma; TripAdvisor gave this $$$$ for typical meal cost (30-50 euros)]]

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