Céline Labaune, the woman who supplies truffles to the country's top chefs – Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, Michael Mina and Grant Achatz – sourced these peak season black truffles from growers in Western Australia where the climate and soil are similar to France's most famous truffle region, Périgord. Put simply: these are the best of the best; they are of the highest truffle-grade (which makes up less than 10% of the crop) with a strong aroma, intense flavor and even coloring. Shower paper-thin shavings of this truffle over life's simplest pleasures: fresh pasta with butter, soft scrambled eggs, or creamy mashed potatoes.
Brand: Gourmet Attitude
Gourmet Attitude is based in New York City—not exactly prime truffle-hunting territory. But don’t let that fact dissuade you: Grant Achatz, Corey Lee, and many other prominent chefs have praised the company for the consistency and quality of its products, which include gourmet fresh truffles and frozen varieties as well as its legendary Gourmet Attitude Truffle Honey. Founded in 2003 by Céline Labaune, Gourmet Attitude has become the primary truffle purveyor of many of the top restaurants in the U.S. The company’s thriving online store offers all your truffle-related needs, from rich aromatic oils and butter (delicious on mashed potatoes) to top-quality truffle slicers (you didn’t know such a thing existed, did you?) made of stainless steel or wood. Looking for a gift for your favorite foodie? Gourmet Attitude’s truffle gift box is the ultimate triple threat for connoisseur and neophyte alike: an essential kit of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and honey, all infused with the alluring "fruit of the earth."