The white truffle season is the time of year when the “King of Truffles” are showered table side on delicate dishes…we did not miss the opportunity to enjoy the peculiar taste and pleasure of the precious white Fingi. It is renowned for its particular flavor and is often referred as “White Gold”
The white truffle comes from the small market town of Alba, in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy, Langhe and Montferrat areas of Piedmontese forests. The aromatic tartufi bianchi are among the most expensive foods in the world. The intricate white veining and marbling throughout the Alba truffle produces a gastronomically unique flavor and aromatic pleasure. Fresh truffles are exported immediately once they’re found during its season (annually across October and November).
White truffles are unique because they can’t be cultivated (unlike the black or Perigord truffle) and grow underground near the roots of oak trees. Truffles in some parts of the world are hunted by qualified truffle seekers who use trained pigs and in Italy, breed of lake dog from the Romagna area of Italy called the Lagotto Romagnolo.
Part of the fungus family, truffles grow underground and come in the black or white variety. While black truffles have an earthy flavor and pungent aroma, the white truffle of Alba is more delicate with notes of garlic, honey, butter and earth or forest. It is also more perishable and once harvested, they should be eaten fresh within a week. White truffles have a unique aroma, a combination of newly plowed soil, fall rain, burrowing earthworms.
It is rare, expensive (oh yes !) and sought out from fine dining establishments restaurants worldwide. From Bangkok to Dubai to Paris, there are never enough to go around. With fewer truffles every year, thanks to global warming and the leeching of fungicides into the soil, among other things there is a decline over the last 15 years in both quantity and quality of white truffles.
Discover the fine flavors of the white truffle at the award-winning Biscotti restaurant. From mid-November, a special Degustation and a la carte menu will premiere, featuring a variety of inspirational dishes with the unique truffle.
This exclusive promotion will introduce Bangkok diners to the exquisite taste through a series of delectable dishes prepared by Biscotti’s Italian Chef Daniele Bettini.
You can choose to order from a la carte, or from degustation menus with a selection of fine wines will be offered in the promotion, to complement each dish. Every plate are include 2 gr of White Alba Truffle
We did experience some of the items from the set menu – here are some tasty dishes that we really enjoyed . In photo: Polmar Beef Tartar, Quail Eggs, Crunchy Ciabatta bread, With Alba Truffle shaves.
Roasted Halibut, Green Pea puree, Truffle Foam, White Alba Truffle shaved
Comfit & Charcoal Australian Lamb Loin, Porcini Mushrooms, Celeriac puree, white Alba Truffle shaved