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Trufflepalooza Winner Watches YouTube Videos of Truffle Pigs

As part of this month's Eater Giveaway Extravaganza (check back later for a new giveaway), we offered up a coveted resy to Andrew Carmellini's $50 three course white truffle dinner this evening at Locanda Verde. The inbox was swamped with entries, teaching the folks at Eater HQ that readers are unhealthily obsessed with either Locanda Verde, truffles, or, very likely, contests in general. Carm's winner is below, but for those missing out, Wined & Dined has a run down of a swath of other white truffle specials now being featured around town.

Getting a reservation to this dinner would mean so much more to me than just a delicious meal featuring rare and expensive white truffles. It would be a very real manifestation of the Christmas Spirit. See, my girlfriend (it's always about a girl, isn't it?) loves truffles. I've bought her truffle salt. I've taken her places where they serve dishes with truffles. We've watched videos on Youtube of pigs hunting for truffles. I'm fairly certain, though, that neither of us have ever experienced anything like what you are planning with these white truffles.

And if I can offer her a seat at this meal, then the burden of Christmas shopping on my shoulders would be greatly lightened. And isn't that what Christmas is really all about? NOT spending evenings in crowded stores. NOT spending time at the office scouring the internet for the best deal and most reliable sellers. NOT bankrupting the next few months of your life on material things for people who don't really need anything.

Food is one passion that my girlfriend and I share. We love to try new things together. We love a nice romantic meal out. This would be a great opportunity for us to enjoy a special meal, and I would be extremely grateful if you would give me the opportunity to offer her that gift.

Thank you for your time, and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and end of 2009.

Runners Up:

Ah, my friend, Locanda Verde
You tease me, you're so flirty
Fifty dollars for truffles? I feel dirty.
I need this deal, I'm almost thirty!

Your sliders are quite the winner
Grandma's ravioli does not make me thinner
If you have any heart and love left in ya
You'd grant me this oh so sweet truffle dinner

I can sit at the bar, and have a martini
Or sip on a Fiano 'Kratos' by Luigi Maffini
But please, oh please, do not be a meany
And send those truffles out from Mr. Carmellini

I'm a nice guy, and would not want to abuse ya
If I must, I might have to seduce ya
Crawl on my knees, but that might confuse ya
So please, grant this one dream, with dinner at Trufflepalooza

And this: "Because our living room windows face the damn courtyard of the restaurant and whenever they have a trufflepalooza or friedchickencoachella or whatever we are at their mercy. So if you can't beat 'em join 'em no?"
· Score a Primo Resy to Locanda Verde's $50 Truffle Dinner [~ENY~]
· Affordable White Truffle Dishes & Dinners are Popping Up Left & Right [W&D]

Locanda Verde

377 Greenwich Street, Manhattan, NY 10013 (212) 925-3797 Visit Website

Locanda Verde

377 Greenwich St., New York, NY