French gendarmerie hunt out truffle thieves

A farmer displays his black Perigord truffles. Photo: AFP

Never let it be said that Gallic gastronomes would allow an economic crisis or thieves to get in the way of their seasonal delicacy.

Thursday, 27 December, 2012, 4:41am

Seasons: black diamonds

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It used to be that the Tuber melanosporum, a prized - and expensive - treat, was only available around this time of year.

22 Dec 2012 - 11:56pm

Table Talk

Table Talk

Didier Depond, president of Champagne Salon and Champagne Delamotte, will host a dinner on Tuesday at T'ang Court at the Langham Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui.

15 Nov 2012 - 9:28am

Table Talk

Table Talk

A number of restaurants are featuring seasonal white truffles on their menus. At Gold in Central, chef Harlan Goldstein is serving the expensive fungus with prime beef tartare and burrata cheese; tagliolini pasta with Italian white butter and parmesan; and handcrafted ravioli with melting egg, ricotta cheese and hazelnuts. Bookings: 2869 9986

1 Nov 2012 - 11:25am

Banyan Tree Macau chef's recipe for success

As the executive chief of Banyan Tree Macau, Matias Martinez (right) oversees the food and beverage operations. Cooking has been a passion since he was young. He started as a commis chef, then moved up to become a demi chef, a chef de partie, a chef de cuisine, before being named executive chef 10 years on.

30 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

The Physiology of Taste: Or, Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy

The Physiology of Taste: Or, Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy By Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Pairing and sharing

The aromas of freshly shaved white truffles must be the most seductive perfume for gourmet diners. When you select a wine to partner with these dishes, it should bring harmony to the fragrant, earthy notes of the white truffle.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Crowning bid lands Thompson a bumper crop of white truffles

15 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Table talk

Christopher Poron of French truffle exporters Plantin will be at the black truffle and Domaine Jacques Prieur wine dinner at Amber (above) in the Landmark Mandarin Oriental on February 23.

10 Feb 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

On the shelf

Fresh yuzu, a Japanese citrus fruit, is difficult to find in Hong Kong, so I was happy to come across Nagaikimura dry yuzu peel at City'super (Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 2888). The fruit has little juice and is enjoyed primarily for its fragrant peel. The dehydrated version is easy to use; soak it in warm water for about 15 minutes, then use as you would fresh yuzu.

28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Charitable wine master sees a million good reasons to shell out for white truffle

There are simply too many ways to spend HK$1 million on a single purchase in Hong Kong, and one of them is to splurge on white truffle.

19 Nov 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


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

On Lot 10

Fare Homely French cuisine. Reviewing this restaurant is a mixed blessing: brilliant food and a comfortable setting, but it's also the kind of treasure you wish to keep for yourself. If this restaurant does not require at least a day's notice for lunch or dinner by year's end, it will be a great shame.

15 Oct 2009 - 12:00am