I had lunch at La Petite Maison (paid for, not a media tasting) a few months back, and it was one of the best meals I’ve had in Hong Kong. The simple yet elegant Niçoise cuisine was just so satisfying – amazing ingredients paired perfectly. And the atmosphere was delightful – sprightly and playful – with fantastic service (the staff are all charming). So imagine my excitement at getting to return for dinner to try some of the eatery’s seasonal truffle dishes.
This autumn, La Petite Maison is offering eight new à-la-carte dishes using white and black truffles (October–December 2019) from the mountainous woodlands of Le Marche, Italy. The dishes include an assortment of pastas as well as a burrata dish, a risotto, a soufflé and even a cocktail!
Here are the white truffle dishes we tried:
Burrata à la truffe blanche ($798): this beautiful, runny burrata was covered in decadent truffle shavings and complemented by a slightly tangy dressing. I shared this but did so begrudgingly!
Rigatoni maison à la truffe blanche ($798): when I think of my ideal truffle pasta, I think of a dish like this one. The rigatoni was smooth and had a nice bite, with each tube covered in a rich, cheesy, slightly nutty truffle-infused cream... and it was topped with even more truffle.
Gnocchi maison à la truffe blanche ($798): these gnocchi were light and airy, and the sauce was amazingly fragrant. The flavour reminded me a bit of sour cream and onion in the best way. I’m still thinking about this one and would love to return and have it again.
At La Petite Maison, each dish is simple perfection, with the truffles adding luxurious depth to dishes that are already good enough to stand alone. This review is all positive, but really, check it out for yourself! The prices are high, but you truly get what you pay for. To round out your meal, don’t miss the roast baby chicken with lemon ($338) or the cheesecake ($118), both pictured above.
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This write-up is based on a complimentary media tasting provided in exchange for an honest review and no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed here represent the author’s.
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