Now available: Alba Truffles at Can Domingo
Alexandre Dumas, the creator of The Three Musketeers and other famous swashbucklers was also a gourmand who wrote extensively about truffles in his lesser-known work of genius, The Grand Dictionary of Cuisine. No doubt he had consumed many of them, including the very best ones – the white trifola d’Alba Madonna.
Here in Ibiza, you can also channel your inner swashbuckler (or indulgent gourmand – whichever avatar suits you best) and treat yourself to the sublime flavours of the Alba truffle at Can Domingo for a very limited time, from October 1 to 25, 2015.
For truffle lovers and those who have never tried them, Can Domingo is the best place to sample the incredible taste sensation of the Alba truffle. The location is exquisite – an old finca lovingly restored set amid organic gardens only moments from Ibiza town yet tucked away like a hidden sanctuary of peace and tranquillity. Chef, Beppe Vivacqua, has been planning for the imminent arrival of the truffles for months. The excitement coursing through the Can Domingo team is palpable.
Truffle hunters and their trusted dogs harvest these precious culinary gems in the country just outside the Piedmont city of Alba. Earlier this year Beppe befriended a jolly farmer and his loyal truffle dog. He just happened to be one of the most prolific truffle hunters in the Alba region and now Can Domingo have a direct line to these lovely morsels of deliciousness. Can Domingo will create a special tasting menu based around the white truffles and featuring traditional Italian dishes created by the chef from Turin, such as homemade Tagliolini with truffle, and egg with cheese fondue and truffle.
Throughout the history books there is one resounding agreement – truffles taste amazing. Dumas himself said, “The most learned men have been questioned as to the nature of this tuber, and after two thousand years of argument and discussion their answer is the same as it was on the first day: we do not know. The truffles themselves have been interrogated, and have answered simply: eat us and praise the Lord”. Indeed, the Alba truffle may in fact be the original food of the Gods.
Like everything that is good in food there is just a short window of opportunity to enjoy the sweet and aromatic Alba truffle. The season starts and ends in a moment so you are best to make your reservation now. Seriously, this is not to be missed. The Alba truffle is one of those gastronomic moments that will live on in your memory bank for a lifetime. Book now!