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It's black truffle season and Thomas Keller's Bouchon in Yountville is celebrating with a tasting menu and the return of a delicious favorite Bouchon's black truffle French fries. The classic French fries are tossed with chopped fresh black truffles, fleur de sel and truffled clarified butter and are offered separately or as a supplement to selected menu items.
The Perigord tasting menu is a three-course prix-fixe option that includes a complimentary Terrine de Joue de Porc amuse-bouche and selection of mignardise. Shaved black truffles will be available for each course and special wine pairings designed to enhance each dish will also be offered. The menu includes gooseneck stuffed with black truffle sausage, creamy polenta, sauce Périgourdine, cassoulet of rabbit leg confit, foie gras, tarbais beans, matignon of garden vegetables and rabbit jus and baked Cabécou wrapped in puff pastry with truffle-prune jam. It costs $70 per person and accompanying wine selections will be available for $40 per person. Shaved black truffles will be offered supplementary for $15-$20 per course and the black truffle French fries will be available for $17 or as an accompaniment to selected menu items for $14. The special fries are available through January.