Think truffles are only for the cooler months? Think again! Get ready to unearth one of Italy’s most prized ingredients – black summer truffles are back in season! This summer, in partnership with Urbani Tartufi and Grana Padano DOP, we’re celebrating with an epic truffle fest in our marketplace and restaurants, featuring special menus and seasonal offers from July 6-12, 2020.
Native to Italy, the tuber aestivum is a black summer truffle that grows from May to September in the woodlands of the Piemonte, Emilia-Romagna, Marche, Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo, Campania, and Molise regions. Widely known by the name of scorzone, these black tubers are milder than their winter cousins, making them perfect for adding an exquisite touch to many summer dishes.
BRING HOME A CULINARY TREASURE
July 6-12, 2020
Don’t miss your chance to taste this unique tuber, which is in season only a few months out of the year! Ready to try your hand at shaving fresh truffles at home? Stop by our fresh pasta counter to pick up a special bundle of housemade chittara or tagliolini pasta, 20 grams of fresh black truffles, and Grana Padano DOP aged 16 months for just $26.90. Then, make pasta alla spoletina (get the recipe here) – this simple dish typical of Umbria marries the woodsy flavours of black summer truffles with the complex notes of Grana Padano DOP.
Want to keep truffles on hand in your pantry, too? From authentic truffle oil to truffle sauces, spreads, and more, Urbani offers a vast selection of truffle products for every palate. Explore our marketplace for authentic truffle products, including truffle oil and ready-to-eat mushroom & black truffle sauces.
DINE ON TRUFFLE SPECIALS
Too hot to turn on the stove? Let our chefs take the lead. This week only, order our Agnolotti al Tartufo Nero (Housemade Black Truffle and Ricotta-filled pasta with Porcini mushrooms, Grana Padano DOP, and Stirling Creamery Butter Sauce) on our delivery platforms. Order delivery or pick-up, or order directly for take-away in-store!
Curious to learn more about where our truffles come from? Discover the story of Urbani, the world’s most esteemed distributor of Italian truffles.