Chef Francesco Calore will surprise gourmands with a new Italian culinary temptation – a delicious white truffle menu. From 22 to 30 November 2013, guests are invited to explore a mix of dishes featuring the world’s most expensive ingredient at Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko’s Come Prima Restaurant, the only venue in the region offering white truffles.
"I am Italian and know that this time of the year white truffles are at their peak,” commented Calore, Executive Chef at Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko. “This time of year, chefs are waiting impatiently. I am obsessed with the aroma and taste of white truffles and believe they are a gastronomic phenomenon. I think everyone should taste them at least once in their life and I am elated that our team will provide guests with that opportunity.”
The best white truffles come from Italy’s Piedmont region, particularly around the town of Alba. They appear only from mid-October to end-December. Truffles are hard to find and cannot be cultivated. Most truffle hunters use trained dogs to sniff them out from where they lie buried next to tree roots. Truffles are characterised by a very intense smell that develops only after maturation.
The affordably priced menu will offer everything from exciting appetisers and pasta to meat dishes and a sinful dessert. Appetisers include, White Alba Truffle Fondue and Alba Beef Carpaccio. For the main courses, guests will choose from Parmesan Risotto with fresh White Truffle, Tagliatelle all’albese, Truffled Eggs and Veal Escalope with White Truffle. The new dessert experience will include Vanilla Ice Cream with White Truffle. The menu may also be paired with Barolo and Barbaresco Italian wines.
“We realise that many diners are looking for authentic Italian food and that is what we are going to deliver with our White Truffle Menu,” added General Manager, Athanassios Manos. “I believe we will exceed guest expectations by offering them the “diamond” of cooking – the white truffle. I am also myself a big fan of Italian cuisine and I am thrilled indeed that our team will bring authentic Italian taste to Bansko.”
The Come Prima Restaurant features an open kitchen with live cooking stations and is open daily from 12:30 to 11:00 pm. To make a reservation or for further information, please visit: www.kempinski.com/bansko.
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 81 five-star hotels in 30 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.
For further information please contact:
Emiliya Kordeva ▪ Sales and Marketing Coordinator ▪
Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko ▪ 96, Pirin Street ▪ 2770 Bansko ▪ Bulgaria
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