Tosca celebrates the white truffle season with the grand debut of White Truffle Afternoon Tea in November and December. Known as “Diamond of the Kitchen”, white truffle is highly coveted for its earthy and subtle aroma and is only in season for a limited period every year. Michelin-starred Chef Pino Lavarra joins hands with Executive Pastry Chef Richard Long to craft an irresistible menu featuring this gastronomic gem. “Fall is the white truffle season in Italy. At Tosca, we invite guests to enjoy an elevated journey of the senses and to explore time-honored Italian culinary traditions”, said Chef Pino.
Exclusively available on Saturday only, the exquisite white truffle tea set promises to take afternoon tea experience to the next level. “Burrata Cheese Risotto” is a small-bite version of the classic white truffle recipe. The intensely flavorful white truffle shavings enhance the aromatic profile of the risotto and make it a perfect mid-day snack. While white truffle is traditionally used to enhance savory dishes, Executive Pastry Chef Richard Long adds a creative twist to this edible diamond and surprises guests with a selection of sinfully delicious desserts. “Topinambur Ice Cream” is Chef Richard’s personal favorite. The mild and delicate flavors of the Jerusalem artichoke subtly shine through, while a small sprinkle of salt further enlivens the distinct aroma of white truffle shavings. The beautifully arranged “Hazelnut Nougat Cream, Meringue” is another not-to-be-missed item. The French baby pear is poached in red wine and paired with chestnut cream, crispy nougat chips and hazelnut cream to present a world of winter flavors in one bite. For the full menu, please refer to the Appendix.
For guests to enjoy the white truffle season to the fullest, Tosca’s celebrated Sunday Brunch also presents “Your Very Own Whole White Truffle”, where guests can get a whole piece of white truffle and have it generously shaved on their favorite dishes from the scrumptious buffet spread. “Your Very Own Whole White Truffle” is available every Sunday from 11am to 3pm from November onwards.
For reservations, please contact Restaurant Reservations at (852) 2263 2270 or via email at [email protected].
White Truffle Afternoon Tea
Venue: Tosca, Level 102, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Time: 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Date: November 7, November 14, November 28, 2015 &
December 5, December 12, December 19, 2015 (Saturday Only)
Price: HK$580+10% per person / HK$1,088+10% for two persons