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08 Truffle Dishes to Try in Abu Dhabi – The Five Star Fungus

Truffles have and always will be a gourmet delicacy. Abu Dhabi seems to have perfected the use of this edible fungus incorporating the rich earthy flavours into a variety of dishes as listed below.

1

Uovo in Ravioli with White Truffle

This is a deliciously flavoursome dish that consists of homemade pasta made with a combination of ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, fresh spinach leaves, truffle oil, egg yolk, salt, pepper and delicious fresh truffles flown in from the region of Alba in sunny Italy. The dish is chosen as an outstanding delicacy due to the rich flavour that white truffle lends to the meal and in combination with the homemade ravioli this certainly is one for the gourmet palate.

2

Goats Cheese Baklava

This dish consists of black truffle, pistachio and frisee. Served at LA based restaurant BOA Steakhouse the dish is quite a favourite. Frisee by the way is a type of curly endive that has a bitter flavour and often used in salads. The exotic pastry that is Goats Cheese Baklava is the restaurant's signature dish that's well accepted.

3

Truffle Smoked Duck

This dish is an epicurean treat that consists of duck treated with truffle, rocket, tangerine gel and a side dish of crispy onion. The duck is smoked with the truffle for a marvellous earthy flavour while the tangerine adds loads zest and tangy freshness to the meal. Tuck into the best smoked duck or any other truffle based dish at Abu Dhabi restaurants overlooking the Rub'Al Khali and seal your gourmet experience. The Rub'Al Khali is, of course, the world's largest sand desert, home to Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara the area has a good collection of resort restaurants offering gastronomic delights to stunning views of the landscape.

4

Fresh Tagliolini with Butter and Parmesan

The pasta for this dish is generally made in-house with the finest ingredients that lend it a unique flavour. It's a rather simple dish made with butter, parmesan cheese and fresh truffle. The flavours though are intense and just right to bring out the earthy flavour of truffle. A must for all foodies this is a dish one would enjoy at a typical Abu Dhabi desert restaurant.

5

Marinated Sicilian Prawns

The meal is made with fresh prawns, leeks, a silky smooth tomato sabayon and fresh black truffles all the way from Umbria. The importance of truffle hunting in Umbria is reflected in the strong flavours the dish exudes as the Italian truffles infuse the fresh juicy prawns loads of earthy essence.

6

Truffle Flavoured Mushroom Soup

This is a simple but flavoursome soup made with truffles, wild mushrooms parmesan cheese and garlic. Topped with crunchy croutons the very earthy flavoured soup is thick and creamy and quite a comfort dish.

7

Mezzaluna - White Alba Truffle with Risotto and Aged Parmesan

Quite a rich dish that consists of truffle fondue, risotto, butter, truffle oil, aged parmesan, vegetable stock, cream, olive oil and the freshest black truffle and white Alba truffle. A must for all truffle fans this very filling dish is a gourmet delight made extra special with the addition of the rare white Alba truffle that's harvested in Italy as though it was a precious metal.

8

Truffle Penne Pasta

A rich creamy dish this truffle penne pasta is made with fresh black truffles and penne pasta well layered in lashings of thick Parmesan sauce. A very rich comfort food that brings out the strong flavours of truffle it's a must try when out for a classy meal in Abu Dhabi.

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