• Jerry

    After reading this fascinating truffle tree story I must go back and re-think my idea of getting a star named after me for future generations of Clark’s, and related kith and kin, to peruse under a telescope. A personal truffle breeding tree in the Midi is sometime not to just look upon, and likely will be standing for several hundred years.

    • Very true. It’s your obligation to adopt one for future Clarks! You might need to adopt three!

      • Jerry

        And here I had been working on my talk to the grandchildren about the star. “In a galaxy far, far away, your grandfather…”

  • Oh, I can almost smell that pasta all the way here in Tucson! I am now seriously thinking of adoption… 🙂

    • A truffle oak transitions into any family with little fuss! Wish we had you cooking in our kitchen and, of course, enjoying the truffled meals around the table!.

  • Jill Barth

    Looks incredible! I’d love to be in your shoes! And what did you drink with your pasta??

    • It was incredible (and still is, as we still have some truffle butter to play with). With the Spaghetti Carbonar, we had a 2001 Cotes-du-Rhone Villages Rasteau from Tardieu-Laurent, courtesy of fellow PWZ writer, Jerry. Fabulous combination! For the Penne, we had a simple Cotes-du-Rhone Villages from Famille Perrin, which was also a lovely marriage although missing the robust elegance of the first red wine. These two meals will certainly be highlights of the winter for us!

  • Mary Norcross

    Thanks for the memories! The truffle tour at Les Patras last year was a highlight of the tour (one of many!).

    • Mary, That was a terrific evening, wasn’t it? We will take the tour groups there again this summer and perhaps to the “Grape Stomp” if we do the tour in September!