Go on a truffle tour de Pékin
Fine dining in Beijing means fine ingredients, which often means truffles. Along with foie gras and caviar, this not-so-humble knobbly tree wart is a stalwart of many luxury Beijing dining experiences.
’s tasting menu (from 388RMB) is a paean to the fabulous fungus. Four of the seven courses feature truffles, most notably the truffle and foie gras xiaolongbao
, which may irk traditional dumpling devotees but is good news for hardened truffle fiends.
￼Elsewhere, Opera Bombana
has just relaunched its annual white truffle winter menu, featuring whipped eggs (788RMB), homemade tagliolini (808RMB) and an Italian acquerello risotto (808RMB), all topped with fresh white truffle from Alba in Italy.
Over at Sureno
, guests can celebrate truffle season by ordering it shaved over any dish of their choosing (25RMB per gram).
If the temptation to truffle your tipple strikes, though, head to Botany,
which offers a truffle martini (120RMB) made with Yunnan black truffle-infused rum and citrus.