Italian Food Truffle Dinner Event On Nov 12, 2021

Italian Food Truffle Dinner Event On Nov 12, 2021

The truffle is a very popular part of Italian cuisine as many of the world’s truffles come from Italian soil. Truffles are known in Italy as ‘tartufo’. The origin of this is the Latin word ‘tuber’, which means rounded swelling or outgrowth. They are more akin to subterranean mushrooms rather than potatoes. However, they are found at a depth of about 5 to 30 centimeters beneath the surface close to tree roots.

Truffles date back to ancient Egyptians, who held truffles in high regard. Egyptians ate truffles coated in goose fat. The myth believed then was that truffles came from the ground after lightning struck the earth. It was felt that there was a supernatural quality to truffles, God’s gift to humanity. In Greek and Roman times they were used for therapeutic purposes and were popular among the noble classes. During the Middle Ages, they essentially disappeared because the church felt that truffles were the creation of the devil. In the Renaissance, Louis XIV gave truffles a comeback by pushing them into the forefront as one of Europe’s most respected ingredients. By the mid-1800s, over 2,000 tons of truffles appeared throughout Europe. But after World War I, when many of the rural lands were destroyed, the growth of truffles lowered dramatically. The lowest point for truffles was reached in the 1960s, where Europe produced less than 400 tons. Today, truffles remain a rare delicacy, reserved for special occasions.

Italy is home to the world’s finest truffles which is why fresh truffles are so commonly used in Italy. The primary season in Italy for white truffles begins in September, reaches its peak in October and November, and begins to taper in December. The truffle that dominates the colder season is winter black truffle, which is more commonly harvested in France.

If there’s anything that’s a requirement for a special treat like truffles, it’s an elegant bottle of Italian wine to go with it.

On November 12, 2021 we are hosting a very special event showcasing some special dishes composed of and inspired by truffles at Francesco Ristorante Italiano starting at 7:00pm. Join us for this memorable evening of delicious Italian food and paired with some incredible wines.

Burrata al Tartufo

Burrata, Arancine Rice Tartufata, Creamy Peas base.

(Occhietti Nebbiolo 2017 Prunotto)


Risotto Morel and Tartufo

Morel Mushrooms, creamy 18 months staggionato Parmigiano Reggiano, Piemonte Black Truffles.

(Montepertoli 2013 Prunotto)


Beef Short Ribs al Tartufo

Braised Beef Short ribs, Black Truffles, Barolo reduction, Polenta with Truffles fondu.

(Barolo “Bussia” 2013 Prunotto)


Cioccolato al Tartufo

Italian ice cream dessert in a shell of chocolate.

(Moscato d’Asti)

We’re limited due the capacity of our space! Please email or call 425-888-6800 to make a reservation, take out orders are also available for this special dinner.

At Francesco Ristorante Italiano the focus of our menu is to use only the freshest local ingredients that best represent the distinct flavors and textures of authentic Italian cuisine. We refuse to compromise on quality in our Italian Restaurant. That’s why we source our fresh ingredients from local farmers’ markets. For the most up to date information on our offerings, we ask that you follow us on social media so you can see our delicious food in your feed regularly. 

We would love for you to dine with us at Francesco Ristorante Italiano, here in Snoqualmie, WA. You may also place an order for pickup by calling us at 425-888-6800. Our regular hours are Sunday through Thursday, 4 pm until 8 pm, and Friday through Saturday, 4 pm until 9 pm. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you!

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