|NEW YORK, June 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Grana Padano PDO, Italy’s most popular PDO cheese world-wide, and Urbani Truffles, the leading global purveyor of fresh truffles and truffle products, have teamed up for the First Annual Black Truffle Festival, June 15th – 24th. This year’s 10-day festival will launch exclusively in restaurants across New York, Miami and San Francisco, allowing cheese and truffle lovers to indulge in both classic traditional flavors as well as new and inventive dishes at the country’s leading Italian restaurants.
Each participating restaurant will showcase specially created dishes that feature the diversity and appeal of Grana Padano PDO cheese and Black Truffles from Urbani Truffles. Prominent chefs and restaurateurs in all three cities will create a set of specialty dishes, expertly pairing the luxurious Black Truffles with Grana Padano PDO cheese.
“We are so excited to be partnering with Urbani Truffles for this special occasion,” says Elisabetta Serraiotto, the Chief Marketing Officer of the Grana Padano Protection Consortium. “It is an opportunity for chefs to put their own creative spin on dishes using Grana Padano and Summer Black Truffles, two outstanding ingredients that embody the best of Italy’s rich culinary heritage.”
In New York, participating restaurants span the city, from Michelin-starred establishments such as Michael White’s Ai Fiori to Harlem’s highly-rated Vinateria and Brooklyn’s new hot spot Mother Dough Pizza. In San Francisco, feast at Michael Mina and A16. In Miami, head to delicious destinations like Oceana Bal Harbour and Salumeria 104.
“This festival is an opportunity to celebrate summer and to enjoy an Italian delicacy like no other,” says Vittorio Giordano, Vice President of Urbani Truffles USA. “We are proud to work with our friends at Grana Padano to bring chefs the best pairing of the season.”