If I were condemned to death and had to choose a last meal before my execution it would be this dish, made with hand-rolled fettuccine to achieve maximum absorption of the white truffle flavor, and a generous topping of white truffle shavings to impart it. This is by no means an inexpensive dish but it comes about as close to culinary bliss as you can get. Do not skimp on the truffles. Having it once with a generous amount of truffles is far better than more often with an insufficient amount.
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