truffles

Le Castagne Offering Truffle Upgrades on Any Plate on the Menu

Funky fungi

Funky fungiPhoto: Kang Kim

Truffle season is upon us, and since unfavorable weather conditions in Italy put a pinch on this year’s harvest, we can expect the price on the typically costly fungal delicacy to be a higher than normal. Thankfully, Michael DeLone, chef at Center City’s Le Castagne is offering a chance for mere mortals to taste the funky fungi without the threat of missing a mortgage payment in the process. In addition to the over-the-top truffle-laden prix fixe menus he’s offering this week — there’s two dinner options priced at $125 and $350, plus a lunch dealy for $75 — DeLone will upgrade any dish from the restaurant’s a la carte menu with white or black truffle shavings for $50 or $35 (respectively) per plate.

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