truffles

Truffles are as elusive and sought-after as any food in the world, and for good reason. They require nothing less than perfect growing conditions; only a trained animal can find them (or those crazy enough to follow swarms of flies); and once harvested have to be consumed immediately as they lose 10% of their potency every day. So it makes sense that until now it has been exceptionally difficult to get your hands on fresh truffles in Vancouver (and if you could the express shipping costs would put you in the poor house).

the modern pantry has partnered with Johann and Lisa, the lovely husband and wife team of Les Pastras, to provide an exciting new way to get a true taste of Provence. Shipping, customs, and permits are all taken care of, so that just leaves you the job of sitting back and enjoying. Preferably with a glass of champagne.

Sign up for a year-long membership which includes two shipments of 100 grams each. Along with your truffles you will receive information about the farm where they were grown and recipe ideas to take full advantage of their delicate flavour.

If you run a restaurant or would like truffles more often, or for a special occasion, please get in touch regarding custom orders.

Photo courtesy of Les Pastras

Photo courtesy of Les Pastras

Photo courtesy of Les Pastras

Photo courtesy of Les Pastras