Truffle Season began a few weeks ago and for those interested in trying this gourmet ingredient there are a few options available within the Qatar Dining Scene.
Expect dishes using truffles to be high prices as these mushrooms are sourced only from the mountainous region of Italy through resource intensive foraging techniques. Unlike other mushroom varieties these ‘diamonds in the kitchen’ are difficult to grow and farm, whilst experts warn that demand outstrips supply.
If you are looking for a special treat then keep an eye out for menus offering the more highly prized White Truffle with its white marbling and strong aroma.
For those of you interested in trying out any of the venues listed below, make sure to call up and check the availability of truffles as supplies are limited, and be sure to make a reservation.
Qatar Truffle Search
Banana Island is offering a delicious Truffle Menu at its Italian restaurant Riva. The November Daily Special includes a Beef Carpaccio Roll, Champignons Artichoke and Black Truffle; and Homemade Fettuccine, Hazelnut and Black Truffle.
For bookings and information call +974 4040 5116 or email fbreservations.adoh@ananta
Riva restaurant Timings – Lunch from 1.00pm until 4.00pm and Dinner Service from 7.00pm until 10.00pm.
Throughout the month of November the Porcini Restaurant Chef de Cuisine, Moreno Miotto will tantalize your taste-buds with a mouthwatering white truffle set menu.
Porcini Opening Hours – 6.30pm until 11.00pm.
For more information call +974 4484 8000 or via email rc.dohrz.leads@ritzcarlton
White truffles from Alba, Italy are available at La Spiga by Paper Moon for a limited time only.
Enjoy the ultimate culinary indulgence with an exclusive white truffle menu.
La Spiga by Paper Moon Opening Times: 12.00pm – 11.30pm (A La Carte available from 12.00-4.00pm and 6.00pm-11.30pm).
Call +974 4453 5135 for reservations and information.
You can also find Alba White Truffles at Papermoon for a limited time period.
For reservations and information call +974 4016 6000 or email [email protected]
Paper Moon Opening Times: Sun – Thurs 7.00am – 11.00pm; Fri 11.30am – 4.30pm; Sat 6.00pm – 11.00pm.
Enjoy the Alba White Truffle Menu at Il Teatro with a special menu by Chef Marco Arlotti. Choose from homemade chitarra pasta, cheese fondue as well as carnaroli risotto and watch the truffles shaved at your table-side.
For booking and information call +974 4494 8600.
Pic Credits: Four Seasons; W Doha; Banana Island by Anantara; Paper Moon; Ritz Carlton Doha.