Truffle recipes prepared as Romanian first in Miercurea Ciuc-based Italian restaurant

Truffle recipes prepared as Romanian first in Miercurea Ciuc-based Italian restaurant

Liver pate with truffles, focaccia with mozzarella and truffles, or truffles with beef tenderloin are just some of the dishes served as a first in an Italian restaurant in the city of Miercurea Ciuc – Harghita County, and which exquisitely highlight the precious fungus also referred to as ‘the diamond of the kitchen’, given the difficulty to find it.

Restaurant manager Italo De Michelis had the idea to include truffle preparations in the menu about six years ago, when someone offered him truffles to buy. He was familiar with them from his mother country Italy, where they are a quite frequently used item in local gastronomy, and was surprised and excited to learn they can be found in Romania too. This is why he tried various recipes and began using truffles in the menu, with the dishes proving immediately a real success. More…