The perfect season to experience the magic of precious white truffles is here. Cucina celebrates the arrival of the highly coveted white truffles from Piedmont, Italy. A special culinary engagement has been designed by Chef Andrea Delzanno showcasing six exquisite white truffle dishes from now until 10 January 2018.
The unique aroma and taste of white truffles – dubbed the ‘White Diamond of the Dining Table’ – are cherished by gastronomes around the world during their short annual season. Chef Andrea recommends Tayouran Scrambled Egg on Toasted Bread with Seared Hokkaido Scallops and White Truffle (HK$428), the home-style favourite from the Piedmont region has been enhanced with the addition of plump, juicy Hokkaido scallops and Italian egg.
The silky Handmade Tagliolini with Butter, Parmigiano Cheese and White Truffle (HK$498) is Chef Andrea’s personal favourite and promises to take diners on a sensorial joy ride with its simple yet sublime flavour explosion.
Risotto is another great dish to showcase the unique white truffle. Risotto with Castelmagno Cheese, Demy Glaze and White Truffle ($498) is a rich and aromatic dish with a balance of bold, savoury flavours and indulgent textures making it irresistibly delicious.
White Truffle Ice Cream with Hazelnut Sponge and Truffle Mascarpone ($188) completes the meal on a memorable sweet note. “This is a very special dessert, not just because the ice cream is full of the aroma of white truffle, but also because it is wrapped with gold leaf, giving it a luxurious touch,” says Chef Andrea. The unique experience adds a sense of excitement – not to mention making your friends on social media drool – with the dessert being presented in a flurry of dry ice.
Other superb Piedmontese dishes on Cucina’s special menu include Potato Cream Soup with Soft Boiled Egg and White Truffle (HK$388) and Slow Cooked Yellow Chicken Breast Supreme with Brussel Sprouts, Chestnut and White Truffle (HK$588).
Cucina’s The Taste of Luxury menu is available during lunch and dinner from now until 10 January 2019. For reservations, please call 2113 0808.
Address: Level 6, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tel: 2113 0808
* Prices are subject to a 10% service charge