It’s set to be a truffle lover’s dream at The Star Gold Coast this month.
Throughout July, The Star’s dining destinations will be highlighting the exquisite, culinary gem in a range of signature dishes.
Executive Chef of The Star Gold Coast’s Kiyomi, Chase Kojima said the allure of the truffle is very real in the culinary world, and they are often touted as the ‘black diamonds of the earth’.
“Our highly skilled and acclaimed team of Executive Chefs at The Star have honoured this intensely fragrant and delicious ingredient by crafting divine dishes, from entrees through to desserts, to feature across our signature dining venues,” he said.
“We have sourced the finest product from Australian truffle forests famed for producing some of the most revered black truffles, including Manjimup, Western Australia and Braidwood and Harold’s Cross in New South Wales.”
The truffle is one of most expensive natural foods in the world, as it is unable to be farmed, raised in a greenhouse, or made in a laboratory. The deeply pungent wild fungus is a pure product of Mother Nature’s magic and has an undisputed hold over chefs worldwide.
Here are some of the truffle dishes you can enjoy at The Star Gold Coast throughout July:
Savour the truffle charm with famed Executive Chef Chase Kojima’s decadent small eats featuring fresh black truffle slices at award-winning Kiyomi. Specially designed dishes include Pacific Oyster, Tosazu and Chive at $10 each; Chase Toro Toro Sushi of Toro Tartar, Blue Fin Toro, Tasmania Uni at $25 each and Kagoshima Wagyu MBS 12+ Nigiri and Tosazu at $22 each. Or truly relish in all the delicacy’s earthy magic with lush mains featuring fresh black truffles including Wagyu 9 +Toban, Asian Mushrooms, Daikon, Asparagus, Yakiniku Sauce for $80; Tooth Fish Toban, Asian Mushrooms, Baby Corn for $70; or Whole Flounder, Brussel Sprout, Capers, Lemon, Dashi Butter at $65.
Truffle inspired dishes will be matched with specialty cocktails and exquisite wines at Cucina Vivo for the ‘Alla Tartufo’ four course set menu. Serving four stunning dishes featuring tartufo, or the white truffle, the set menu includes Fontina and Truffle Arancini with a Black Crumb garnished with Crisp Kale dressed in Truffle Honey, Tartufo and stracciatella (truffle and buffalo curd) agnolotti served with fresh shaved truffle, Filetto alla tartufo (Stanbroke beef fillet poached in Black Truffle Sauce Perigord with Sicillian potato gratin) and the ultimate indulgent finish, a hazelnut mousse with truffle ice cream and winter raspberries. The Alla Tartufo menu is $140 per person, and can also be enjoyed with a glass of wine with each course at an extra $40 per person. Truffle Month menu items are also available individually.
Imperial at The Star
Home of the Gold Coast’s finest Chinese cuisine, Imperial at The Star is also embracing Truffle Month, with Chef Song Yao Su merging the delicate black gem with the freshest ingredients to create an indulgent and authentic menu. Highlights include Double-boiled black truffle, sea cucumber and pearl oyster soup for $43, Steamed scallop and shrimp dumplings with truffle at $15, Sautéed scallops with black truffle at $50 and Black truffle crab meat fried rice for $50.
For more information on Truffle Month at The Star Gold Coast, visit: star.com.au/goldcoast/whats-on/restaurant-and-bars/truffle-month