The reason we went to Place de la Madeleine was to eat at La Maison de la Truffe which was highly recommended by my cousin-in-law Mary. A bonus was going to the stores around the area namely Fouchon, Héidiard and Mariage Frères.
I made reservations online several weeks before. They are closed on Sundays.
One side was a store dedicated to all things truffle and foie gras.
whole foie gras with truffles from €45-109 (in this picture only)
chocolate bon bons with white truffles €15 duck confit €23 cassoulet with duck confit €13
sandwich menu, potato puree with summer truffles €12 risotto with summer truffles €15 saucisson a la truffle €59
Pata Negra ham “Gran Reserva” de Bellota
extra virgin olive oil with black truffle
Warm crusty bread dipped in evoo with black truffle was almost a meal in itself. We had two bread refills.
Rochelle and I wanted a light lunch so we just shared two appetizers and a pasta. The items in the menu have the options of have no truffle, season truffle, and the most expensive black melanosporum truffle.
Eggs are traditionally a good vehicle for the truffle. Instead of just plain scrambled eggs we decided to order the poached egg with black melanosporum truffle. We were surprised the poached egg was in aspic which I normally don’t like.
truffled poached egg €16
The egg was perfectly poached with the yolk all runny. The aspic wasn’t bad at all. The black truffle was that small flower shape on top of the aspic. Honestly we didn’t really taste the truffle. Too small maybe?
Rochelle still had a hangover from Italy and her love of the mozzarella and tomato salad. Burrata is a kind of mozzarella cheese filled with cream inside. It’s richer and creamier.
mozzarella “burrata” & tomatoes €14
This was the dish that Mary and her family raved about and insisted that we try. I was glad we shared an order because it was too rich and heavy. Imagine pasta with truffle cream sauce topped with a thick slice of seared foie gras and shaved white truffles. The truffles did smell good but the taste wasn’t that obvious unlike when ‘fake‘ truffle oil is used. The foie gras was heavenly though.
tagliatelles with foie gras & truffles €31
It was a pretty good meal. We were just surprised with the cost of our wine. No wonder it was so good.
La Maison de la Truffe menu (click to enlarge)
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La Maison de la Truffe
19 Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris, France
Phone: 01 42 65 53 22