Winter season may be viewed as a lowlight for fresh harvests from the earth, but the most prized and expensive bounty is cultivated from December through early February — the black truffle. More expensive than caviar, black truffles sell for over 1,000 Euros a kilo, fine restaurants share, for a short period of time this special treat — but expect to pay high prices for enjoying black truffles on the menu. Black truffles are especially popular with foie gras, risotto and simply with eggs (in an omlette). Just about any restaurant worth its salt has a special black truffle dish on the menu.
Some of our favorite places to find black truffles in Paris are: