Crumbed egg with black truffle at the Como Castello del Nero hotel in Tuscany, Italy, where visitors can arrange truffle-hunting experiences. Photo: Chris Dwyer
Crumbed egg with black truffle at the Como Castello del Nero hotel in Tuscany, Italy, where visitors can arrange truffle-hunting experiences. Photo: Chris Dwyer

Truffle hunting in Italy’s Alba and Chianti regions and where to eat ‘the Mozart of mushrooms’ in Hong Kong

  • Italian truffles are dug up in places like Alba and Chianti by hunters with specially trained dogs, and joining them on the search is an experience unto itself
  • Whether simply shaved over eggs or pasta or woven into more complex creations, the truffles are all the more striking when paired with local wines

Crumbed egg with black truffle at the Como Castello del Nero hotel in Tuscany, Italy, where visitors can arrange truffle-hunting experiences. Photo: Chris Dwyer
Crumbed egg with black truffle at the Como Castello del Nero hotel in Tuscany, Italy, where visitors can arrange truffle-hunting experiences. Photo: Chris Dwyer
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