Italian restaurant Le Castagne (located in Rittenhouse Square in Center City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) celebrated 11 years in business by unveiling an one-of-a-kind $26,000 Truffle Dinner featuring some of the rarest ingredients in the world, a limited-edition Italian Panerai watch and an Italian cooking class with Le Castagne executive chef.
The nine-course $26,000 Truffle Dinner for four includes: puree of pumpkin soup, faro almonds, pumpkin oil and white truffles (Italian White Truffles Can Cost Up to $6,000 Per Pound); milanese style egg, truffle bread crumb, spinach, roasted cherry tomatoes, truffle vinaigrette and humboldt fog goat cheese; beef tartare with marinated pioppini mushrooms, shaved parmesan cheese, quail egg, and white truffle ricotta mousse; tagliatelle con tartufi bianchi pasta with parmesan cheese sauce and white shaved truffle; veal rack, roasted baby potatoes, turnips, bacon, parmesan and shaved white truffle; roasted quail stuffed with house-made sausage, potato, guanciale and finished with black truffle demi-glace; creamy polenta, wild mushrooms, pancetta and shaved white truffles; fillet of dover sole stuffed with scallop, shrimp mousse and black truffle beurre blanc; chocolate lava cake with truffle ricotta gelato and honey; wine pairing with each course from the world-renowned Antinori Estates.
The bonus of the $26,000 white truffle dinner is the 47mm Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio wristwatch, a limited-edition Italian time piece manufactured by Officine Panerai. Le Castagne also offers one full-day Italian cooking class conducted by Le Castagne executive chef Michael DeLone.
“Celebrating 11 years in business and proudly serving the Philadelphia community, Le Castagne decided to make our Truffle celebration the most extravagant and exclusive in the entire world,” said Anthony Masapollo, managing partner of Le Castagne. “We included a rare limited-edition Italian Panerai watch with our one-of-a-kind Le Castagne Truffle Dinner because timing is everything in life.”
“Timing is critical for both cooking the most delicious food as well as harvesting Italian truffles, the most expensive food in the world,” added Masapollo. “What better way to commemorate truffle season this Fall than with one of the world’s most exclusive Italian time pieces and a one-on-one cooking class with our executive chef Michael DeLone.”