Hong Kong menu specials: a feast of fungus – seasonal white Alba truffles and porcini mushrooms

Truffle dishes at Sabatini and L’altro, whisky wine and champagne at Upper Modern Bistro are among the culinary celebrations in Hong Kong

PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 October, 2016, 6:16am
UPDATED : Friday, 07 October, 2016, 6:15am

Sabatini at the Royal Garden hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui is featuring rare and expensive seasonal white truffles from Alba, Italy, until December 10. The dishes are available a la carte and on a five-course set menu (HK$1,980 plus 10 per cent). They include beef tenderloin carpaccio with rucola, asiago cheese and shaved white truffle; house-made tagliolini with truffle butter, parmesan cheese and shaved white cheese; and organic Italian scrambled eggs with toast and shaved white truffle. Bookings: 2733 2000

Upper Modern Bistro in Sheung Wan is celebrating its third anniversary with a series of events from October 17 to 23. On October 17, the restaurant will have a four course whisky and cheese pairing dinner (HK$688 plus 10 per cent), followed by a six-course Sarment Super Rhone wine dinner (HK$888 plus 10 per cent) on October 19. On October 20, a five-course dinner features l’Imperatrice champagne and Burgundy wines (HK$988 plus 10 per cent), and from October 21-23, the five-course anniversary tasting menu is HK$888 plus 10 per cent. On October 22 and 23, the restaurant will serve brunch featuring Billecart-Salmon champagne and the cheeses of affineur Patrice Marchand (HK$580 plus 10 per cent). Bookings: 2517 0977

Also serving white truffles from Alba is L’altro restaurant in Central. For the occasion, Philippe Leveille of the Michelin two-star Miramonti L’altro in Italy will be at the restaurant until October 14. His dishes, available a la carte and on a six-course tasting menu (HK$2,160 plus 10 per cent) include beef tartare Albese with Alba white truffles; veal chop cotoletta with mashed potatoes and Alba white truffles; and hazelnut soufflé with milk ice cream and Alba white truffles. Bookings: 2555 9100

Cucina restaurant at the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui is serving porcini mushrooms until October 16. On the menu are dishes of handmade fettucini with wagyu beef and porcini mushrooms; baked Alaskan black cod fillet with shrimp and porcini mushroom sauce; and beef carpaccio with rocket salad, raw porcini mushrooms and parmesan. Bookings: 2113 0808