Where to get your white truffle fix this season

by: Vanshika Grey
29 Oct 2018

Zuma Hong Kong is presenting their annual truffle tasting menu, available from Friday 26th October until the end of this year. The 12-course meal includes seared toro with caviar and white truffle, Japanese oyster with purple shiso tapioca, a spicy lobster soup with shrimps, shimeji mushrooms to add a kick of warmth, a wagyu tartare served with a miso brioch etc. These are just a handful of dishes out of the whole menu and it has already got us counting down the days till we go. Landmark Level 5 & 6 15 Queen's Road Central Hong Kong; 3657 6388; Moon
The menu at Paper Moon is sure to contain the most delicious flavors as the white truffles are brought from Savigno, and if we know anything about that place it's that it has the perfect conditions for the white truffles to grow. The chef has created a series to highlight this aromatic (and super delicious) ingredient. Dishes including Robiola cheese fondue with cornmeal cake & duck egg, roasted veal piedmont style, white chocolate pannacotta with almond sauce, and many more will be shaved with truffle flakes right before being served to preserve the best aromatic condition (talk about heaven on every plate). Shop OTE 301, Level 3, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui; 2156 2256; papermoonrestaurants.comTOWN
Christmas isn't the only the reason we look forward to the holiday season because this month bring to TOWN the highly anticipated Alba white truffle. This so-called “diamond of the kitchen” will be the inspiration behind the dishes being presented for the new tasting menu. The must-have dish for the night will have to be the Tagliolini with Alba truffle which is guaranteed to make your mouth water.
10/F Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; 2568 8708;
Points to Angelini for one of the prettiest well-sculpted white truffle dishes this season, from the 15th of October until the 5th of November, Angelini has a special white truffle menu (prepared by the heavens if we might add). Their line of dishes includes the classic risotto with butter, parmesan cheese and white Alba truffle topped with 5 grams of shredded white truffle! That’s a lot of truffles, but we aren't complaining the slightest. The chefs have also included a vanilla ice-cream with English cream and white Alba truffle on the menu. What else could we ask for?
64 Mody Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong; 2733 8877; de la Truffe
Artisan de la Truffe is a new restaurant this month specializing in truffles and we're quite excited to try their menu. Highlights of the seasonal menu will include lobster salad with asparagus and truffle shavings, tartare de Boeuf, foie gras poele with caramelized apple , and other dishes. The dishes are tailored to enhance the flavor and aroma of the truffles and we are sure that the dishes at Artisan de la Truffe are made to perfection which only means that we cannot miss this menu for anything. Shop OTE303, Level 3, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; 2885 2030; Ristorante Italiano
Chef Claudio Favero, Chef de Cuisine of Sabatini Ristorante Italiano at The Royal Garden has prepared a contemporary Italian menu featuring the luxurious white truffles. The chef has created eight dishes for the menu which will blow our minds (or taste buds to be accurate). Items include Organic scrambled eggs with toasted country bread and white truffle, The classic egg Tagliolini in butter sauce with white truffle, Fassone beef carpaccio with aged parmesan cheese and white truffle, Pan-fried veal tenderloin with potato mille-feuille, braised endive and white truffle, and White truffle ice cream3/F, The Royal Garden, 69 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon; 2733 2000; DiVino Group
The DiVino Group is set to fulfill our truffle dreams this season. The white truffles will be the hero of their menu or lack thereof. They have kept a ‘No Menu, No Limitations, No Rules’ attitude to give to us the best truffle dishes. Each restaurant offers three chef’s suggestions to what the customers’ appetites. Fresh egg tagliatelle and risotto are on standby as the most popular pairing for truffles but diners are encouraged to give in to their adventurous side, and experiment. 73 Wyndham Street, Central;  2167 8883;
Once again, Nicholini’s at Conrad Hong Kong is bringing back its authentic Italian white truffle menu. One of the highlights is the lobster with Mediterranean radish, celery root and white truffle alongside many of the aromatic dishes. Others include Vitello, Brussel sprouts, mixed wild mushrooms, Tuscan pork cheek, and white truffle and monkfish, Parma ham, chard, pumpkin, and white truffle. We cannot wait to try this festival of flavors. Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong; 2822 8801;
Carbone has introduced an à la carte menu highlighting the elusive, earthy morsels, available at the New-York Italian hotspot from late October through December. The menu features Truffle Fettuccine showered with delicate truffle shavings, truffle-topped fluffy Japanese Eggs on Brioche, and Truffle Tortellini with white truffle butter, sheep’s milk ricotta and parmesan. To further indulge in the truffle season, Carbone’s classics such as the Carpaccio Piemontese and the Steaks can also be a part of this celebration through a lavish shaving of the truffle. These dishes paired with some Italian wines, and we have a perfect day. 9/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong;  2593 2593;

This November and December, ÉPURE will be serving a four-course tasting menu that celebrates white truffle. Their beautiful selection of dishes made with the finest scallop, pumpkin, bay leaf, Jeruselem artichoke, and hazelnuts to name a few.

Vanshika Grey