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Top This: The Horatio, Featuring a Truffle Butter-Fried Egg (à la Delancey Pizzeria & Bar)

[Photographs: Kelly Bone]

By now, we all instinctually withdraw from truffle oil pizza, but truffles pizza is still a great combination. An obvious solution sits on the menu at Delancey Pizzeria & Bar: The Horatio. The pizza looks like a sparsely topping white pie, yet each bite contains a rich array of favors. Topped with mozzarella, wild mushrooms and thyme, the pie is then finished with a sunny side up egg broiled in housemade truffle butter. That's right, truffle butter!

Owner George Abou-Daoud isn't cutting corners. The housemade compound butter is studded with slivers of truffles. Opening the container, he digs for a morsel with the tip of a butter knife and offers it to me mid-photo session. It's a delightful aromatic tease of the pizza to come (and a delicious way to bide your time as your pizza is baking).

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About the author: Kelly Bone lives in Los Angeles writing The Vegetarian Foodie. She spends the rest of her time designing office cubicles... you might be sitting in one right now! Follow her on Twitter at @TheVegFoodie

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