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Truffles, porcini, gnocchi, lobster – we try some autumn specials at Hong Kong restaurants

Some of Hong Kongs top restaurants have begun giving we media folk sneak previews of their autumn menus (lucky us). Heres a sample of what weve seen so far. Three-Michelin-star 8 Otto e Mezzo in the Landmark Alexandra, in Central, continues to sparkle, with some delectable seasonal dishes to look forward to. A few months back we talked to Daniele Oberto, an artisanal butcher who exports Fassonebeef from Piedmont, Italy. Fassone is a breed of cattle unique to that region, and the animals are grass-fed. At 8 Otto e Mezzo, chef Umberto Bombana cuts this surprisingly tender premium beef into small cubes, which he covers in thin shavings of black winter truffle. He also serves a warm lobster salad, in which it is not the crustacean thats the star but the raw and pan-fried porcini mushrooms. We also savoured hearty home-made pasta called cavatelli that soaks up the tomato-based shellfish and sea urchin ragout with which it is served. Read Full Article at http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-drink/article/2001885/truffles-porcini-gnocchi-lobster-we-try-some-autumn-specials