Tennessee and Tuscan Truffles at Spiaggia

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Sarah Gruenberg and Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia will host chef Jason Lenn of Tennessee's highly vaunted Blackberry Farm for a truffle dinner entitled Tartufi della Toscana and Truffles of Tennessee.

The six-course menu will showcase, obviously, both Tuscan truffles and those that hail from Tennessee, with a reception preceding the dinner featuring passed antipasti and wine. Each course of the menu will feature Italian wine selections by Spiaggia's sommelier, Jason Carlen. All of this goes down on Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. for $175 for James Beard Foundation members, or $200 for the general public. The proceeds benefit the James Beard Foundation and can be purchased by calling Spiaggia. Check out the menu and pairings below.

Spiaggia and Blackberry Farm Friends of James Beard Dinner
Tartuffi della Toscana and Truffles of Tennessee

Crudo di Cappesante - Nantucket bay scallops, sunchoke, citrus
2010 Fiano di Avellino, Colli di Lapio, Campania

Smoky Mountain Rainbow Trout with clementine and celery root
2008 Barolo, Revello, La Morra, Piemonte

Agnolotti di Pecorino with Pecorino Toscano
2004 Brunello di Montalcino, Le Chiuse di Sotto di Brunelli, Toscana

Guinea Hen Confit with potato gnocchi, hen of the woods mushrooms, poached egg, chicken cracklins
2004 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Le Chiuse di Sotto di Brunelli, Toscana
2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Le Chiuse di Sotto di Brunelli, Toscana

Porchetta di Maialino - suckling pig, white polenta
2007 Barolo 'Conca,' Revello, La Morra, Piemonte
2008 Barolo 'Gattera,' Revello, La Morra, Piemonte

Blackberry Farm Blue Cheesecake with pecan vinaigrette, poached pears
2007 Recioto di Soave 'Col Foscarin,' Gini, Veneto