Take one step through the doors of Terres de Truffes and your senses will be inundated by the savory fragrance of the truffle, a highly-coveted mushroom known as the 'diamond of the kitchen.' Indeed, this specialty shop and restaurant offers a chic atmosphere with a unique concept that takes aim at the most sophisticated palettes.
Terres de Truffes, located near the Madeleine area and not very far from the Grands Hotels Parisiens, allows customers to browse through a large selection of truffles in all of their forms: raw, cooked, preserved in oil, etc. It is hard to find a more diverse choice of truffle products in Paris. This impressive variety of truffles includes the black truffle (tuber melanosporum), the white truffle (tuber magnatum), the Burgandy truffle (tuber unicatum) and the winter truffle (tuber brumale). The emphasis here is on quality, so products are shipped in season straight from truffle-producing countries. The shop's array of truffle-based sauces, oils and alcohols should not be neglected either, and if you feel overwhelmed by choice, Terres de Truffes is manned by knowledgeable personnel who can guide you. Amateur chefs should also make sure to check out the kitchen utensils and cookbooks dedicated to this mythical ingredient.
For those who wish to enjoy a rare dining experience, the restaurant of Terres de Truffes offers a menu of dishes that all incorporate the truffle as a component—from the preliminary amuse-bouche to the final touch of vanilla ice cream with truffle caramel for dessert. Highlights include the baked potato with truffle cream sauce and the truffle-infused foie gras. The restaurant is a popular place for Parisian businessmen at lunchtime, but in the evening the candles come out and Terres de Truffes becomes the perfect spot for a more romantic kind of rendezvous.
Terres de Truffes
+33 (0)1 53 43 80 44
21 rue Vignon
– Shop open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am until 10:00pm
– Restaurant service from noon until 2:30pm and from 7:00pm until closing
– Closed on Sunday
– Closed in August