Season of white truffles, Tuber Magnatum, has officially started which means this extraordinary mushroom will once again fill fine-dining restaurant spaces with its unique fragrances and scents.
Istrian region, Motovun forest to be precise, is one of the biggest natural habitats of white truffles in the world where you can enjoy the flavors and aromas of this culinary diamond as early as the middle of September. Here at Zigante’s we often organize truffle hunts in Motovun forest in order to bring fresh white truffles into the kitchen of our renowned chef Damir Modrušan, specialized in preparing creative and delicious truffle meals.
What makes white truffles so special is their irreplaceable range of flavors and aromas, as well as the inability to cultivate them because they only grow in natural symbiosis with various trees such as oak tree. Black truffles are considered to have somewhat weaker scent than the white ones which also explains the difference in price. Some even argue that the true magic of truffles lies in their rumored aphrodisiacal effects, but that aside, they are still ranked high on the list of every true gourmand in the world, shoulder to shoulder with products like caviar, champagne and oysters.
Each year Restaurant Zigante celebrates September 15th, the start of the official white truffle season, with carefully prepared menu and organized truffle fair in Livade where you can try some of the best truffle specialties and delicacies made from fresh, locally hunted seasonal truffles. Visit us and treat yourself to a white truffle experience you certainly won’t forget.