Sensational truffle specials at The Star
Indulge in prized Australian truffles with a range of seasonal specials at The Star Sydney’s signature restaurants Sokyo, Balla and BLACK Bar & Grill, or treat yourself with a truffle pizza at Pizzaperta this winter.
Commonly known as the ‘black diamond of the kitchen’, fresh black truffles have an aromatic earthy aroma and unique rich flavour. The premium seasonal harvest was sourced from the rich, cool soils of the Manjimup region in Western Australia as well as the central tablelands and Canberra regions of New South Wales to create a range of special dishes available for a limited time from 7 June until 6 August.
Indulge in an exquisite four-course truffle degustation at one of Sydney’s favourite Italian restaurants, created by Balla’s Executive Chef Gabriele Taddeucci. Begin with cauliflower cream of fontina cheese, focaccia croutons and black truffle ($26), followed by homemade organic durum wheat tagliatelle served with black truffle, butter and reggiano ($36); and roasted guinea fowl wrapped in pancetta, porcini mushrooms and black truffle ($48). Finish with sweet raviolo filled with ricotta, orange peel and truffle honey ($15). Dishes are available for lunch and dinner individually, or four courses for $120 per person, plus matching wines for $40 per person.
BLACK Bar & Grill
Treat yourself to decadent truffle specials and the best in waterside dining at The Star’s contemporary Australian grill, BLACK Bar & Grill. Executive Chef Dany Karam has prepare three seasonal dishes featuring truffles to accompany BLACK’s extensive menu of more than 14 premium cuts of Australian grain, ration and grass-fed beef and signature seafood dishes. Specials include pan-fried scallops with chestnut cream, bacon, apple and truffle salad ($39); grass-fed Angus fillet with Yorkshire pudding, foie gras, smoked potato, shaved truffle ($65); and Jerusalem artichoke crème brulee with truffle ice-cream ($27).
Flavours collide at The Star’s signature Japanese restaurant, Sokyo, where Executive Chef Chase Kojima enriches the flavours of Tokyo with fresh black truffles. Specials include Chase’s Toro Toro sushi featuring toro (tuna belly), uni, crispy nori and truffle ($20); asparagus and wild Japanese mushroom toban with shaved truffle ($50); grilled whole John Dory served with scorched lettuce, creamy ponzu topped with shaved truffles ($70). Let Sokyo’s sommelier guide you through the perfect wine pairings for each dish, including Tasmanian 2007 House of Arras Grand Vintage (G $20; B $100), 2014 Hans Herzog 'Sur Lie' Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, NZ (G $20; B $100) and 2014 Berthet Bondet 'Balanoz' Chardonnay from the Cotes de Jura, France (G $20; B $100).
Enjoy your truffles in casual Italian-style at open-air pizzeria and bar, Pizzaperta. Devour a fresh truffle and fontina cheese pizza prepared in the wood-fired oven ($35), and match your pizza with Italian cocktails or wine for the perfect winter evening.
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