I love it when my parents come to London, they always want to eat out and normally they let me pick the restaurant. This week we decided on Tartufo, a small restaurant in a little hotel calledCadogan Gardens round the corner from our house. As the name suggests most dishes are adorned with lashings of truffle, which may be my favourite ingredient ever. First up was risotto- 36 month aged parmesan risotto, artichoke, black olive, white wine & truffle sauce; decorated with an abundance of black truffle. It was creamy, indulgent and deliciously decadent; signing with the bold brilliance of black truffle- whats not to like!
Next came a perfectly cooked loin of venison with truffled polenta, chestnut stuffed savoy cabbage, venison sauce and shavings of yet more truffle. The polenta was velvety smooth with a hint of truffle, which went excellently with the rich but melt in the mouth venison.
Time for pudding- Truffle and white chocolate beignets with toasted pine sponge and winter berry coulis. Prettily presented and a chocolate lovers dream.
A lovely meal at Tartufo and we will definitely be back, 35 pounds for three courses in Chelsea is quite frankly un heard of for food of this standard. Such a perfect local restaurant with friendly service and a quiet and comfy dining room.