West Side’s “La Quercia” To Dish Six Courses Of Alba Truffles

November 13, 2010 

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The intimate La Quercia is located at 3689 West 4th Ave on Vancouver's West Side | 604-676-1007 | www.laquercia.ca

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Vancouver, BC | At 7pm on Friday, November the 19th, La Quercia restaurant will play host to twenty lucky gourmands for an incredible feast of white truffles paired with the Piemontese wines of Angelo Gaja. Chefs Adam Pegg and Lucais Syme have built a menu of classics, highlighting the exquisite nature of this rare tuber that will be served in hedonistic proportions.

James Johnson of CRU distribution, Angelo Gaja’s exclusive importer in British Columbia, will talk about the Piedmont region and the wines of Angelo Gaja. Angelo Gaja is internationally recognized as not just one of Italy’s, but one of the world’s greatest winemakers. Angelo Gaja’s wines have been described by Wine Spectator as “perhaps the finest Italian wines ever made.” Menu and details after the jump…

Menu

uova con tartufo
fried quail eggs, shaved truffle
Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee Champagne 2000

vitello crudo
veal tartare, olive oil, shaved truffle
Gaja Gaia & Rey Chardonnay 2008

sturgeon
roasted sturgeon, scarlet runner beans, red wine reduction, shaved truffle
Gaja Sito Moresco 2008

risotto in bianco
white veal risotto, parmigiano, shaved truffle
Gaja DaGromis Barolo 2004

tajarin al burro
handmade tagliarini, butter, white truffles
Gaja Conteisa 2004

quaglia ripieno
lucanica stuffed quail, truffled cardoons
Gaja Barbaresco 1996

torta di cioccolato
bitter chocolate torte
Marion Amarone 2006

Tickets are $300 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Seating is extremely limited. Please call La Quercia at 604.676.1007.

About La Quercia

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La Quercia offers a casual setting, with professional service and exceptional Italian dishes. Focusing primarily on Italian wines, La Quercia provides a unique list to complement an always evolving menu. Ingredients are sourced locally and organic where possible for our daily fresh sheet. A mix of traditional and contemporary plates prepared with precise technique, presented simply are the base of our kitchen. Located on fourth avenue in beautiful Kitsilano, Vancouver.

  • Bernadette

    “…this rare tuber”

    That’s not really an accurate description of a truffle, is it? I generally think of ‘tuber’ as referring only to starchy underground nodules of plants. The only one of those descriptions that fits a truffle is “underground”.

    Were the press-release writers afraid that “this rare fungus” would scare people away?