It’s truffle season once again and that means truffles are back at Rocco’s Italian Grille in Winter Park. For those who don’t know – the truffles from Piedmont, Italy are some of the most prized truffles in the world.
In northwest Italy, in the Piedmont region, truffle season typically running from late September to December, with each variety peaking at different times. The unique terroir (climate, soil, environment) of Piedmont contributes to the distinctive qualities of its truffles (or tartufo in Italian), making them highly prized in the culinary world, and the region’s truffle festivals attract visitors from around the globe.
There are two types of truffles: white and black with their own characteristics.
White truffles (Tuber magnatum) and black truffles (Tuber melanosporum) are the two main types found in Piedmont with white truffles considered to be more rare and have a stronger, pungent aroma compared to the milder scent of black truffles. The flavor profiles of the two also differ, with white truffles having a more delicate and nuanced taste. White truffles are usually at their best in October and November, while black truffles are more prominent in December.
Rocco’s Italian Grille in Winter Park is featuring White Truffle on their menu for a limited time, so make sure to make a reservation soon. The white truffles are also available as enhancements with most dishes including pastas, veal, risotto, and more by request as well.
Rocco’s uses the freshest meats, produce, breads, special sauces and imported pastas that are the heart of fine Italian cooking. The result is a diverse culinary experience, offering a taste of favorite dishes selected from each region of Italy.
Note that specials such as the special ravioli are made in house and change often so call ahead to find out what ravioli they are serving that day.
Featured Dishes at Rocco’s Italian Grille
CAPRESE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The island of Capri’s most famous appetizer with mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil
RAVIOLI DELLO CHEF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Daily Specials of homemade ravioli
*MELANZANE ALLA PARMIGIANA . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Baked eggplant topped with marinara, basil, whole milk, and mozzarella di bufala
*PAPARDELLE ALLE CINQUE TERRE . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pappardelle with shrimp, scallops and lobster, braised in a white wine tomato basil cream sauce, topped with shaved Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and basil
*SCALOPPINE DI VITELLO ALLA ROCCO . . . . . . . . . . .
Veal scaloppine topped with roasted peppers, prosciutto, and Fontina cheese, deglazed with
white wine, finished with a rich demi-glace sauce and served with vegetables of the day
*FILETTO AL GORGONZOLA . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Beef tenderloin** topped with a melted imported Gorgonzola sauce, served over roasted potato
Chocolate Cake – triple layer chocolate cake
Al Fresco Dining is also available, as the weather cools and clears out, it would be perfect to reserve outdoor seating.
Rocco’s Italian Grille
400 Orlando Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
Mon-Thurs 5-9 PM (Kitchen closes at 8:30 PM)
Fri-Sat 5-10 PM (Kitchen Closes at 9:30 PM)