Truffle Constellation menu at Stellar at 1 Altitude

Black truffles. Photo courtesy of Stellar at 1 Altitude
It’s the Manjimup winter truffle season once again.
Restaurants are rolling out the red carpet to welcome aficionados of the earthy black truffles from Western Australia.
At Stellar at 1 Altitude, chef Christopher Millar is fielding an eight course truffle constellation menu that, thankfully, will not cost you an arm and a leg.
Priced at S$190++ a head (S$95++ more for wine pairing), a good majority of the courses arrive with either cubes of the chopped black truffle embedded in the food or shavings of the white vein-permeated black truffle crowning the dish.
Highlights from our July tasting of the truffle constellation menu at Stellar included a Loch Fyne salmon “tartare” wrapped with almost see-through Corsican valetta (dried pork cheek that turned out to be very juicy), wheat sprouts, wild asparagus and a dollop of light almond curd with black truffle shavings. (3.75/5)
Truffle scrambled Japanese red egg with sevruga caviar

 

Then, lightly scrambled Japanese red egg embedded with little chunks of chopped truffles, that are in turn layered with truffled milk skin, sevruga caviar and a refreshing scoop of sour cream. (4/5)
Truffle latte

 

For intermission, potato and chicken stock infused truffled “latte” “latte” topped with a slice of shaved black truffle. This was served alongside a singular truffle macaron. (4/5)
Truffle risotto with poached Maine lobster and shaved winter truffles

 

A classic dish but executed with finesse nevertheless, a puddle of well-seasoned truffled risotto for mains headlined by a piece of poached Maine lobster claw topped with shavings of winter truffles. (4.25/5)
Madagascar honey truffle ice cream

 

To finish, Madagascar honey ice cream chock-a-block with chopped truffles made an entrance showered with a disc of chocolate truffle shaved at the table. The ice cream was divine even if the chocolate shavings sometimes got in the way. (4.25/5)
Stellar’s truffle constellation menu is only available in the month of July.
Level 62, 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048 616 | +65 6438 0410 | 1-altitude.com/
© Evelyn Chen 2013
Please note that the reviews published on this blog are sometimes hosted. I am under no obligation to review every restaurant I’ve visited. If I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

 

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