‘Tis the season to be truffling! Here are our favourite white truffle menus in Hong Kong for fall 2023.
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 2023
Spanish taverna Rustico is welcoming a new chef from Valencia, in time with the celebrated white truffle season. This autumn, Chef Javier Gomez Barajas is introducing five Mediterranean-style dishes that are enriched by the flavours of the prized Alba white truffle. Poached Japanese Egg and Spanish Potato Textures, Homemade Tagliatelle, “Rustico” Tiramisu Foam, and more will be covered in a delicate blanket of freshly shaved “white gold”. Head over to Rustico to experience the novel flavours brought by the exciting new chef and get a taste of the heady delicacy while you’re at it!
Rustico, G01, D2 Place One, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong, p. 2743 4511
2. 181 Fortnum & Mason
With the cooler months comes the intoxicating aroma of white truffles – especially at 181 Fortnum & Mason. The meticulously crafted Mushroom and Truffle Seasonal Menu showcase the flavours of earthy mushrooms and white truffles. The umami notes of mushrooms are combined with the pungency of truffles in dishes like the Morel & Porcini Risotto with White Alba Truffle. Expect the very best of British autumn cuisine being further elevated by the potent flavours of this rare culinary gem in 181 Fortnum & Mason’s delectable seasonal menu.
181 Fortnum & Mason, Shop 022, G/F, K11 Atelier, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3916 8181
3. LPM Restaurant & Bar
LPM Restaurant & Bar has selected the most exquisite white truffles from Italy to complement special dishes for the 2023 white truffle season. The earthy, aromatic delicacy tops items such as the house-made pastas tossed in cream sauce, delicate burrata, and creamy eggs. This prized ingredient further upgrades the eclectic French Mediterranean menu at LPM – go give it a try!
LPM Restaurant & Bar, Shop 1, 1/F, H Queen’s, 23-29 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2887 1113
4. Bluhouse, Rosewood Hong Kong
Italian food-hall Bluhouse and The Dining Room at Rosewood are introducing seasonal menus that spotlight the coveted white truffle. Available until the end of December, these prized truffles from Tuscany are making their special appearance in various Bluhouse dishes, including the beef carpaccio, handmade pasta, and Apulian burrata. And past Bluhouse’s food counters is The Dining Room, a more refined setting serving the exclusive Chef’s tasting menu, as well as a la carte items. The fragrant fungi is shaved over dishes like velvety poached eggs, homemade tagliolini pasta, organic yellow chicken, and chestnut mousse.
Bluhouse, G/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3891 8732
Rustic Hong Kong fave Pirata is pulling out all the stops for white truffle season with an extravagant Seasonal White Truffle Dinner, offered exclusively on 1 and 29 November. The different flavours of the ingredient are highlighted in the curated menu, with dishes like the Steak Tartare, Alba White Truffle Tagliolini, Stuffed Chicken Rolata, and Vanilla Gelato. The additional wine pairing also features vinos expertly selected to complement and enhance each dish. This Italian neighbourhood favourite is the perfect place for a romantic night out experiencing this aromatic culinary diamond.
Pirata, 29-30/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2887 0270
The highly sought-after Alba white truffle is making a comeback at Lucale with four lavish dishes, each containing at least five grams of the prized fungi. For 2023 white truffle season, the classic Beef Tartare is not only getting a sprinkling of white truffles, but is also given an Italian twist with added creamy burrata cheese. Dishes like the Pumpkin Cream and the White Truffle Tagliolini also spotlight the heady white truffle with different complementing flavours.
Lucale, Shop A, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 3611 1842