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Table talk

Vivian Mak of MingCha in Quarry Bay and Nana Chan of Teakha in Sheung Wan are pairing up for a tasting of teas and desserts.

Thursday, 19 July, 2012, 12:00am

Table talk

Gianni Caprioli, former chef of Isola Bar & Grill, is guest chef at Armani/Aqua in Central until the end of this month. Dishes include carpaccio of yellowtail, kingfish and Sicilian scampi (below); spaghetti Verrigni with pesto and black summer truffle shavings; and sea bass with black truffle crust and green peas. Bookings: 3583 2828

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Alba

10/F Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay Tel: 2890 6693 Open: Monday-Saturday noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm Cuisine: modern Italian

Price: about HK$650 without drinks or service charge.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Saint-germain

1A Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley Tel: 2836 6131 Open: Tuesday-Sunday noon-11pm Cuisine: French Price: about HK$400 without drinks or the service charge.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Table talk

Cottage Vineyards will host a dinner on February 4 featuring wild game and French wine.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Whiff fulfilment for diners as truffle menus mushroom

Are the prices being paid for white truffles worth it? Truffles require a cool but humid climate to thrive, but a late summer in Alba thwarted early numbers and quality. Edoardo Barbero runs Envitaly, a company that imports wine and food from Piedmont, including truffles, for clients in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the mainland.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Crowning bid lands Thompson a bumper crop of white truffles

15 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

World's troubles a mere trifle for local truffle connoisseurs

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

On the shelf

The Japanese make many wonderful products with yuzu, a citrus fruit that has a thick, distinctive-tasting peel and little juice. My latest find is freeze-dried yuzu powder (HK$23 for 45 grams at TFH Super, Tung Lam Mansion, 43 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, tel: 2548 5333). I like to mix it with a bit of fine-grained sea salt and sprinkle it over grilled beef and roast chicken.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Table talk

Viennese cuisine is being featured on the dinner buffet at Promenade Restaurant at the Harbour Plaza Metropolis in Hung Hom. Until the end of the month, guests can enjoy baked fish and vegetable cake; deep-fried mushrooms with cream cheese; braised beef paprika goulash; and Vienna souffle.

13 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Becasse

Becasse By Justin North

Anyone who's been to seafood and produce markets in Australia should know there is an incredible variety and abundance of ingredients available. With his book, Becasse, Justin North pays homage to his adopted country's food producers, writing that he wants 'to bring out each product's unique qualities as well as demonstrate its versatility'.

19 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Menus that can't be missed

Otto e Mezzo

Shop 202, 2/F, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Rd, Central. Tel: 2537 8859

4 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Uncorked

Unfortunately, the closest many of us will get to serving white truffles at home will be by using non-seasonal truffle paste.

10 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Philippe Labbe

What foods do you enjoy when travelling in Asia?

20 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Umberto to serve up humongous fungus for winner of truffle auction

His trattoria Toscana might have disappeared with the old Ritz-Carlton Hotel, but Umberto Bombana is still the king of white truffles in Hong Kong.

12 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

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