Hotel Arts Barcelona’s Enoteca Announces White Truffle and Miraval Pairing Menu from Jolie-Pitt Vineyard
Starting in November, Hotel Arts Barcelona will be serving two delectable white truffle tasting menus that will be expertly paired with a selection of exclusive wines. This sought-after delicacy comes into season next month and will be the central ingredient in a unique menu created by renowned Catalan chef, Paco Pérez, and the team behind two Michelin starred restaurant Enoteca.
To pair this exceptional menu, Enoteca’s sommelier has selected some of the finest wines from the restaurant’s 750+ wine cellar. The exclusive pairing menu will include the award-winning Miraval Rosé, from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Miraval vineyard in Provence, that is currently not available for purchase. Honoring the most emblematic wines and producers from Italy and Piedmont, other wine references include the Mortelle Brotosecco from Toscana and the Fossa Mala Pinot Grigio from the Friuli Venezia Giulia region.
Gourmet enthusiasts will enjoy two innovative menus that incorporate white truffles and showcase their exquisite, unique flavor. Highlights from the menu will include autumn leaf with white truffle; grilled ‘kokochas’ with bone marrow, borage and white truffle; and pigeon à la minute with creamy potatoes, vegetables and white truffle.
Often referred to as the “white gold” or “white diamond,” the esteemed, aromatic white truffle is a rare product from Piedmont, in northern Italy, used by chefs to enhance unique dishes and fine tasting menus. Harvested underground, the fungi are gathered in October and November, making them the most sought-after and expensive seasonal ingredient on the market during this time of year. Their unpredictable quality and size make it a difficult product to work with for the most experienced chefs, but their one-of-a-kind aromatic flavor guarantees one of the finest culinary experiences a diner can enjoy.
Chef Pérez has become a white truffle connoisseur and his menus for Enoteca are anxiously awaited during the season. The chef enjoys the exercise of creating new dishes while revisiting a few classics, pairing some of the local mushroom picks with the diamond white truffle, as exemplified by his Catalan Ou de reig creamy rice with white truffle, or the Scorpion Fish and champagne “rovello” mushroom and white truffle dish.
The white truffle tasting menu will be available throughout November 2014 at Enoteca restaurant. The options include:
- The indulgent tasting menu (12 courses) priced at 200 EUR (VAT incl.) per person
- Exclusive wine pairing at 80 EUR per person
- Personalized wine pairing upon request
Additional information and reservations are available at +34 93 483 80 90, [email protected]
About Hotel Arts Barcelona
Hotel Arts Barcelona boasts stunning panoramic views from its unique location on the waterfront, in the heart of the city’s Olympic Village area. Designed by renowned architect Bruce Graham, Hotel Arts features 44 floors of exposed glass and steel, making it a prominent feature of Barcelona’s skyline. The waterfront hotel’s 455 rooms and 28 exclusive duplex Apartments feature sleek, modern design complemented by an impressive 20th century collection of works by contemporary Catalan and Spanish artists. The only hotel in Spain featuring two Michelin-starred chefs, Hotel Arts is one of the premier culinary destinations in Barcelona with Enoteca and Arola restaurants. Guests seeking a serene escape may enjoy signature treatments at 43 The Spa on the 43rd floor. Recognized as one of the top business hotels in Spain, Hotel Arts provides over 3,000 square-feet of function space overlooking the Mediterranean in Arts 41, for board meetings and conferences as well as social events, weddings and celebrations. The hotel offers an additional 24,000 square-feet of function space, with the main meeting space located on the lower ground and second floors. For more information, please visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Barcelona/Default.htm.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
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