|The White Truffle - Diamonds of the Kitchen|
On November 13th, the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne held its annual White Truffle Dinner, showcasing a six-course pairing menu which highlighted the best the region has to offer. Sommelier Jorge Mendoza and Executive Chef Clayton van Hooijdonk, took guests on a culinary extravaganza featuring a specially selected number of vintages from the private library of Batasolio SpA winery. Special guest Fiorenzo Dogliani of the winery brought with him a selection of white truffles freshly gathered from his region, along with vertical vintage wines from past decades of the Crus of Barolo, home to the highest quality and most prestigious vineyards.
|From Left: Fiorenzo Dogliani, Batasolio SpA and Sommelier Jorge Mendoza|
Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne
Only sixty guests enjoyed this magical evening, which began with a welcome reception by Dogliani and an explanation of the wines to be served. The six courses that followed each featured the unique aroma and earthy flavor of shaved white truffles on exquisite dishes prepared by Chef van Hooijdonk and his team.
|Uova Strapazzate Con Fegato Grasso|
The Tartara Manzo was the delectable second course, a fresh sampling of fassone beef tartar seasoned with a variety of condiments and sprinkled with shaved white truffle. The well-balanced acidity and clean smooth finish of the Barbaresco DOCG, Beni Di Batasiolo, 2009 pairing brought out the lean yet delicious flavors of the meat and allowed it to linger on the palate.
|Tajarin Al Tuorlo D'uovo|
|Risotto Al Tartufo|
|Duetto Di Vitello Brasato|
|Dolce - Coeur de Guanaja|
|No one can eat just one|