This global initiative with five participating countries (Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE and Moscow) bidding virtually for the finest white truffles, will be live-streamed at Roberto’s, followed by a 5-course curated degustation dinner.
For one night only, on Sunday 8th November 2020, Roberto’s will be hosting the Alba White Truffle Dinner- an exclusive dining experience that blends fine Italian gastronomy and an exciting global initiative.
This year which marks the 21st anniversary of the World Alba White Truffle Charity Auction will see five countries; Italy, Hong Kong, Moscow, UAE and Singapore, coming together virtually to bid for this year’s finest white truffle specimens. The auction will be live-streamed on Roberto’s big screen from 4.00 pm-05.30 pm, with the celebration dinner taking place from 09.00 pm.
Roberto’s Group Executive Chef Francesco Guarracino has curated a 5-course degustation menu that tastefully incorporates white truffle throughout. He says: “We are delighted to be partaking in such an exciting global event that celebrates the culinary gem that is white truffle. We have created a stunning menu that will showcase its unique taste and versatility in every course- our guests will feel like they are part of the Piedmont action.”
The innovative menu includes 5 courses of pure Alba White Truffle creativity, with dishes like the 30 Egg Yolk homemade Tagliolini with porcini mushroom, Robiola cheese sauce and white truffle and Roasted Italian veal tenderloin, soft polenta, Jerusalem artichoke and white truffle. White truffle is also delightfully incorporated into the dessert of warm Piedmonts hazelnut foam, wild mushroom ice cream and coconut crumble.
The inaugural World Alba White Truffle Charity Auction took place in 1999 at the enchanting Grinzane Castle, Piedmont in northern Italy, and since then the yearly auction has been live streamed with other participating cities, including Tokyo, Paris and London. Last year, the highest bid was €120,000 for 1,005 grams of white truffle while the overall initiative raised close to €420,000.
Roberto’s Alba White Truffle Gala Dinner | An Overview
Date: Sunday 8th November 2020
Time: 9 pm onwards
Menu: 5-course Alba White Truffle degustation dinner (full menu below)
Price: AED 495 per person, including 15g of white truffle
Location: Roberto’s, Gate Village Building No. 1 DIFC, Dubai, UAE
Caciocavallo cheese foam, crispy bread, coffee powder and white truffle
Piedmontese beef fassona tartare, soft quail eggs, pumpkins and walnut cream, valeriana salad and white truffle
30 Egg Yolk Homemade tagliolini pasta with porcini mushroom, Robiola cheese sauce and white truffle
Roasted italian veal tenderloin, soft polenta, Jerusalem artichoke and white truffle
Warm Piedmonts hazelnut foam, wild mushroom ice cream, coconut crumble and white truffle
Opening to critical acclaim in Dubai in 2012, Roberto’s- a homegrown brand has established itself as a gastronomic heaven located in the heart of DIFC. This multi award-winning Italian stalwart fast became a firm favourite due to the unmistakable Roberto’s vibe, striking interiors and inventive, yet authentic approach to Italian cuisine. The venue which is contemporary and elegant, includes a lounge, up-market bar, open kitchen, indoor and outdoor seating, with two separate terraces that offer magnificent Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai skyline views. In 2019 the Roberto’s brand grew internationally with the opening of Roebrto’s Mare in Porto Montenegro. Roberto’s Mare lies in a stunning riviera location that balances the pulsating UAE vibe with the playful and relaxed lifestyle of a Mediterranean holiday.
Roberto’s presents a truly cosmopolitan experience for the more discerning culinary crowds who desire an authentic, thoughtful and contemporary Italian fine dining experience.
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