The Truffle Egg: Too Much Truffle?

Jwsel's single favorite dish in this entire city is the truffle egg at Melisse: "$85 for the dish, but it is probably the best thing I have ever eaten."

It's unlike any other egg Jwsel has ever tried. The menu describes it as a "melting organic egg," and the description is quite apt. It's poached. "[T]he white is incredibly light and airy, like the lightest omelet I've ever tried," says Jwsel. There is a light truffle foam, and the egg sits on a bed of truffle sauce, which is earthy, but not heavy, "and everyone at the table tried to sop up every drop." That alone would make it one of the best dishes Jwsel has ever had, "but then they brought out a large black truffle and shaved close to half of it over the top of the egg. I swear they put so much truffle on it that I almost wanted to tell them to stop."

Melisse [Westside - Beaches]
1104 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica
310-395-0881

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