Fans of the highly prized truffle fungus, known as the “diamonds of the kitchen”, will be familiar with the truffle frenzy that hits our shores annually. During the truffle harvest season in October and November, various restaurants showcase dishes and menus that feature the exotic ingredient.
This year, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore has rolled out truffle-themed dishes at its two restaurants: One-Ninety and Jiang-Nan Chun. You can treat yourself to black truffles from Perigord in France, and white truffles from Alba in Northern Italy.
One-Ninety truffle ala carte menu
A highlight from the One-Ninety menu is the risotto Carnaroli with Alba truffle. Boasting an aromatic and creamy truffle and Toma Piedmontese cheese sauce that pairs superbly with the al dente risotto, this dish is a must-order for its delicate balance of taste.
The charred beef carpaccio with black truffle is an appetiser traditionally comprising thinly sliced or pounded-thin raw meat. The generous serving of arugula unfortunately mars the dish with its overpowering flavour. The dish is just average, with barely any hint of truffle.
If you are not accustomed to having truffles in your dessert, the white truffle cheesecake may just change your mind. Paired with juicy cinnamon-infused pear compote, the moist cheesecake leaves a lingering smoky truffle flavour that dances on your palate. This divine dessert should definitely not be missed!
Tel: +65 6831 7250
Mon-Fri: Lunch 12noon – 3pm; Dinner 6pm – 10:30pm
Jiang-Nan Chun truffle set menu
At the award-winning Cantonese restaurant Jiang-Nan Chun, the highlights from the special truffle menu (S$178++/person) include the modern appetiser of fresh lobster and asparagus salad with truffle. Black truffle slices subtly highlight the sweet freshness of the salmon roe. With contrasting textures from the crunchy thin slices of asparagus and the springy lobster flesh, this is one unique salad indeed.
While the truffle-baked cod fillet with sweet teriyaki glaze is delightful and well executed, it is the perfectly saut