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

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[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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