• CASTELLANA INTRODUCES SEASONAL ALBA WHITE TRUFFLE MENU FEATURING A TRADITIONAL TASTE OF PIEDMONT

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    <<8th October 2020 – Hong Kong>> Opened in collaboration with Chef Marco Sacco who holds a total of 2 Michelin Stars in Italy, CASTELLANA HONG KONG sources its produce directly from Italy’s resource-rich Piedmont region to reproduce traditional cuisine with a modern twist. Together with the expertise of celebrated Chef Marco, Castellana goes further to combine authentic Piedmont cuisine with some of the best ingredients around the world to surprise and delight guests with an exquisite new gastronomic experience. 

    Starting now, Castellana unveils a new White Truffle menu highlighting prized “white diamonds” from the world’s white truffle capital, Alba. Unlike black truffles that can be farmed, white truffles must be foraged in the wild with the aid of a truffle hunter (trifulau) and their trained sniffer dog. The highly coveted white truffle will feature in every dish of the new 4-7 course autumn menu, which comes with an exceptional selection of Piedmont wine pairings.

     

    New Alba White Truffle Menu at Castellana Hong Kong 

    The newly launched Alba White Truffle Menu (from HK$1,580) at Castellana features only the finest, hand-picked truffles from Alba, a town nestled within the hilly Langhe region of Piedmont, northwestern Italy. The limited-time menu is available from Mondays – Saturdays for dine-in lunch and dinner, exclusively at Castellana.

    The menu begins with Tonno Rosso, a flambe of Japanese tuna marinated with fennel seeds and beetroot juice, accompanied by herbs sauce and bottarga-style beetroot. This is followed by the sumptuous appetizer of Uovo di Montagna, an organic Italian Dolomite mountain egg white meringue steam-cooked at 90 degrees Celsius, and served with its raw egg yolk.

    A soothing traditional Piedmontese dish that is typically enjoyed during colder months, Brodo “Au Plin” features winter cabbage broth, small agnolotti pasta stuffed with wagyu beef, Grana Padano cheese, and Piedmont’s famous hazelnuts. Tagliarin al Tartufo Bianco d’Alba is the ultimate pasta dish to appreciate the heady aromas of fresh white truffle, created with homemade tagliolini pasta noodles tossed with organic mountain butter sauce.

    Astice blu Mare highlights Brittany’s beautiful blue lobster, vacuum-cooked with aromatic butter, and served with purple cabbage, leek cream and smoked potatoes. Using an exceptionally lean breast meat from the famous Piedmontese breed of cattle, Fassona features terrine-style Fassona beef with rhubarb, mushroom juice, onion casserole, and gratin of fontina cheese.

    To conclude the seasonal white truffle menu, guests may choose a dessert of either Formaggio Autunnale, a daily selection of classic cow, sheep, and goat milk Piedmont cheeses for a supplemental charge of HK$100, or Gianduiotto, a traditional dessert featuring glazed autumn chestnuts marinated with Barolo grappa, Castellana’s Gianduiotto Piemontesi Turin chocolate.

     

    The full autumn white truffle menu, available for dine-in lunch and dinner on Mondays-Saturdays at Castellana Hong Kong, is below:

     

    CASTELLANA WHITE TRUFFLE MENU


    4-Courses with Dessert HK$1,580 (includes 3g white truffle per dish)

    With wine pairing HK$2,080

    7-Courses HK$1,980 (includes 3g white truffle per dish)

    With wine pairing HK$2,880

     

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    Tonno Rosso
    Japanese tuna, fennel seeds, mustard, beetroot ‘bottarga’

     

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    Uovo di Montagna

    Mountain organic egg

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    Brodo ‘Au Plin’ come in Piemonte
    Winter cabbage ‘Au Plin’ broth

    Tagliarin al Tartufo Bianco d’Alba
    Artisanal tagliolini pasta, Piedmont butter

     

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    Astice Blu Mare
    Brittany blue lobster, smoked potato cream

    Fassona Steak
    Italian Fassona beef ‘terrine’, wild white onion

     

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    Formaggio Autunnale
    Classic Piedmont cheese – add HK$100

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    Gianduiotto
    Castellana traditional Turin chocolate

     

    Innovative Piedmont Cuisine at Castellana Hong Kong

    Arguably the most progressive culinary scene in Italy, Piedmont lies at the borders of France and Switzerland. Its climate provides superb conditions for both wine and truffles, making it a popular tourist destination during the harvesting period. Piedmont cuisine is truly unique from other regional Italian cuisine, as it focuses on creating a richer, full-bodied flavor, with classic Italian vegetables and meats cooked for longer and butter often replacing olive oil; all in a bid to let the ingredients develop slowly to give a deliciously rich character.

     

    Piedmont’s highly rated cuisine focuses on creating a fulfilling dining experience for all the senses. Located in the heart of Causeway Bay, Castellana’s distinctive food is matched by quality wine, creamy cheeses, world-famous white truffles, and indulgent desserts – all in a bid to deliver the perfect, comprehensive meal.

     

    <<ENDS>>

     

    About Castellana Hong Kong

    Piedmont’s highly rated cuisine is down to the focus on creating a full dining experience. The distinctive food is matched by quality wine, creamy cheeses, world-famous white truffles, and indulgent desserts – all in a bid to deliver the perfect, comprehensive meal. Castellana reproduces traditional authentic food but with a modern twist & an updated presentation – just like Piedmont as a region – it’s a pure representation of the rich region’s flavors and dynamic culinary scene.

     

    Website: https://www.castellanahongkong.com/

    Address: 10/F Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

    Tel: 3188 5028

     

    Hours of Operation:

    Lunch

    Monday – Saturday 12-2.30 pm

     

    Dinner

    Monday -Saturday 6-10.30 pm