While privileged gourmands fly to Europe to enjoy the season’s harvest of white truffles – one of the most expensive ingredients in the world – you don’t have to get away to get a taste of the prime specimens. Here are some of the best places to get your annual fix.
It is only natural for a restaurant to celebrate the most famous produce of its namesake in a big way. And at Alba 1836, truffle aficionados can look forward to a special menu dedicated to this prized tuber. From light starters of tartara all’Albese (Piedmont-style beef tartare) and creamy buttered risotto with parmesan, to mains of Black Angus beef tenderloin served with a truffled potato puree and dessert of gelato al tartufo, each dish is designed to be a simple stage for the white truffle – freshly shaved at your tableside – to shine.
28 Duxton Hill
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Michelin-star Braci kickstarts its quarterly “Best of the Best” series – a one-night extravaganza that highlights fine premium produce – with a five-course wine dinner spotlighting the Alba White Truffle of Piedmont. Timed to feature these culinary jewels in the prime of their season, the Nov 13 event presents dishes such as blue lobster with autumn vegetables, foie gras with marsala and black cabbage, and smoked egg yolk with fennel, artichokes and 100-year-old balsamic – all served with generous shavings of white truffle, of course. Priced at $888 per person, the meal will be hosted by truffle expert Giorgio Richiardi, who will be sharing insider knowledge about this prized produce.
52 Boat Quay