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RPM Italian’s aged Parmesan risotto

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5 Seasonal Delicacies

By Nevin Martell

Photo by John Stoffer

12.03.18

December is peak truffle season, so chefs are highlighting the “black diamonds” in decadent dishes.

1. AGED PARMESAN RISOTTO
The supremely creamy rice dish at RPM Italian is finished off with a flurry of truffles, which are shaved on top at the table as guests “ooh” and “aah.” $35 half, $63 full, 650 K St. NW, 202.204.4480

2. ALASKA KING CRAB GNOCCHI
Black truffles and white truffle oil amp up this primo pasta at Mastro’s Steakhouse, featuring generous chunks of crab and rich Asiago Alfredo sauce. $34, 600 13th St. NW, 202.347.1500

3. FRO-YO
Honeysuckle churns up a unique treat by infusing the gifts of nature into indulgent frozen yogurt that tops the cheesecake, Nutella crunch and toasted hazelnuts. $11, 1990 M St. NW, 202.659.1990

4. TOFU GNOCCHI
American Son’s tender knuckles of unconventional pasta are tossed with a truffled white miso glaze and topped with a shower of thinly shaved black beauties too. $18, 1201 K St. NW, 202.900.8416

5. TORTELLI
Lavished with porcini mushroom sauce, the regal crown-shaped pasta noodles at San Lorenzo are packed with an abundance of black truffles and silky robiola cheese. $18, 1316 Ninth St. NW, 202.588.8954