Day after day, the landscape changes its colour, the leaves keep falling, and the early sunset makes the days shorter.
It sounds like an awful season, but it's not!
For us, Autumn is the white truffle season, the most flavoured and amazing one, incomparable to any other variety, and unfortunately, the pricey one.
As for the last year, this season will be challenging too, as it was again very hot during the Summer, and it didn't create the perfect condition for the truffles to grow.
Despite that, prices are reasonable still, and the quality is growing going toward the peak period in November.
I've been working in fine dining for a long time, and I always remember this time of the year.
There was a lot of excitement in the air, people were getting crazy about it, and before booking, they asked if we were serving white truffle.
Then the look in the eye of the customer when we were bringing the truffle board to the table, lifting the cloche, and the intense smell filling the air like the wind.
They were jumping on the chair like babies, ready to get full-on in their plate, whether where scrambled eggs, a risotto, or a pasta dish.
It's now the time when we can go back to our favourite restaurant without the mask, comfortably sit without fearing getting ill, and enjoy a great night out.
Or you can hire a chef, invite your friends over and still jump from the chair or fill up the air with the unmistakable white truffles aroma.
Let's do it!