‘Tis the season to be truffling! Here are our favourite white truffle menus in Hong Kong for fall 2021.
Thank god the weather’s finally cooled down in Hong Kong. And you know what that means – this is the season for picnics, cycling, Halloween, and of course, the glorious white truffle. Also known as ‘white gold’ or ‘white diamond’, the white truffle is one of the most elusive delicacies in the world, and it’s foraged at its peak in October and November (just before the harvest season for black winter truffle). With its distinctive musk and delicate flavours, this prized fungus is a versatile ingredient that can elevate any dish. Whether you’re a truffle aficionado, or looking to celebrate a special occasion splurging on this coveted delicacy, check out the best white truffle menus in Hong Kong.
Best white truffle menus in Hong Kong 2021
Going for a ‘no menu, no limitations, no rules’ approach, the DiVino Group is allowing its guests the flexibility to choose the way they want to enjoy the prized white truffle. The most popular choice is having the white diamonds with fresh egg tagliatelle or risotto. But, if you’d like to try something different, you can also go for the pairings suggested by the chefs. Examples include the carpaccio of beef tenderloin, served with organic egg cream, mâche salad, Grana Padano shavings, and white truffle at DiVino Wine Bar & Restaurant; the poached and roasted organic chicken breast with salsify, foie gras, Madeira sauce, and white truffle from DiVino Patio; and the nougat semifreddo with crushed dried fruits, truffle honey, and white truffle petals at Spasso.
DiVino Wine Bar & Restaurant, 73 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2167 8883
DiVino Patio, Shop 11, 1/F, Brim 28, Causeway Bay Centre, 28 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2877 3552
Spasso, G5-8, 12-17, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, p. 2730 8027
2. Soil to Soul
Presenting traditional Korean temple cuisine with contemporary twists, Soil to Soul is releasing four unique dishes, created by Chef Gu Jin Kwang, to pay homage to the exquisite white truffle this season. There are the Asparagus with Truffle Mash Potatoes; Royal Mushroom and Truffle Consommé; Carrot and Zucchini Noodles with White Truffle; and Deep-fried Yam with Truffle Grain Syrup. In addition to the two grams of white truffle contained in each dish, you can enhance your experience by adding extra white truffle to your meal for the ultimate white truffle galore.
Soil to Soul, Unit 704, 7/F, K11 Musea, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, p. 2389 9588
Using around five grams of the finest truffles from Alba in each dish, Castellana is introducing a luxurious four-course white truffle degustation menu, complete with Piedmont wine pairings. The menu begins with a whipped Mountain Egg alongside braised leek, black pepper, and Alba white truffle. This is followed by a pasta dish known as Tajarin. Next, you can choose between the Brittany Blue Lobster with potato foam and white truffles, or Racan Pigeon with white truffles as your main. Finally comes the white truffle tart, which is filled with Piedmont hazelnut creme ganache, and topped with gold leaf and fresh white truffle.
Castellana, 10/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 3188 5028
Newly led by Head Chef Jack Carson, Carbone is presenting three lavish dishes to showcase the white truffle this season. These include the Truffle Eggs Crostini, Truffle Fettuccine slicked with Sardinian butter, and Ricotta Tortellini – all topped with a blanket of fresh, delicate truffle shavings. With Carbone’s bespoke tableside treatment, you can choose your own piece of ‘white gold’ by the whole or by the gram, then add its morsels to any of your favourite dishes. For the drinkers amongst you, be sure to try the wine pairing recommended by Carbone’s sommelier.
Carbone, 9/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2593 2593
5. Radical Chic
One of the latest restaurants in Hong Kong, Radical Chic is releasing a new, five-course White Truffle Degustation Menu with Italian wine pairings. This menu starts with the White Truffle and Amaretti Biscuit, followed by Eggs Four Ways – a dish with Japanese sea urchin, Sturgeon Caviar, and Salmon Ikura, served with cream of potato and topped with white truffle shavings. Other highlights include the A5 Wagyu Beef Raviolio “Dumpling”, and the Brittany Blue Lobster (available at an extra charge) or the Muscat Grape-glazed Venison as your main. To finish, there’s the Truffle Hunt, a dessert made with mascarpone mousse, vanilla cream, and dacquoise. This is covered with Venezuelan dark chocolate and shavings of the white diamond.
Radical Chic, Shop B1, Level 101, International Commerce Center, 1 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3618 7880
Having opened a few months ago as a new restaurant in Hong Kong, Giacomo is celebrating the white truffle season with five exquisite creations. These include the Confit ‘Taiyouran’ Organic Egg served with Girolle mushroom, celery root, and parmesan foam; the Warm Scampi, balanced with puntarelle chicory flower shoots and scampi jus; and the Homemade Tagliolini, topped with luscious mushroom jus, butter, and parmesan cheese. The fourth dish is Bresse Poularde, paired with braised cabbage and cured pork cheek; and lastly comes the White Truffle Gelato for a sweet ending.
Giacomo, Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay, G/F, 8 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 3980 3008