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Travel & Hospitality News – June 2019

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Tasmanian Black Truffle Menu at Cucina, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel


From 21 June to 20 August 2019, Chef de Cuisine Andrea Delzanno at Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel will craft dishes that exhibit the earthy fragrance and savoury characteristics of Tasmanian black truffles. Found deep within Tasmania’s pristine surroundings, black truffles are one of the world’s rarest delicacies, prized for their rich aroma and incomparable flavour.

Similar to European black winter truffles, Tasmania’s southern-hemisphere season mirrors the continent, with fresh truffles available during its winter months from June to August. This allows truffle fans to enjoy the decadent flavours for an additional three months of the year.

Scampi Bisque with Seared Scampi Tail and Black Truffle

Lovers of bisque will enjoy the Scampi Bisque with Seared Scampi Tail and Black Truffle. Scampi from New Zealand is selected for its large size and rich taste, with the bisque simmered for a whole day to provide a deep flavour.

The Italian Fassona Beef Tartare with Jerusalem Artichoke, Black Truffle and Mayonnaise is topped with black truffle and served featuring a side of Chef Andrea’s creation, Jerusalem artichoke sauce. Fassona beef is a traditional Piedmontese dish, one of the jewels in the Italian cuisine crown.

For the Pizza Stuffed with Mascarpone, Mozzarella, Porchetta Ham and Black Truffle, Chef Andrea complements classic Italian Porchetta (slow-roasted, fennel-scented pork) with shavings of black truffle.

Black Angus Beef Tenderloin with Pan-seared Duck Liver, Cherry and Black Truffle Sauce

Black Angus Beef Tenderloin with Pan-seared Duck Liver, Cherry and Black Truffle Sauce is a dish combining lean beef tenderloin with rich duck liver, alongside cherry and black truffle sauce, for a balanced flavor profile.

The Tasmanian Black Truffle menu is available from 21 June to 20 August 2019 during both lunch and dinner.

For enquires or reservations, call Cucina at +852 2113 0808 or email


Cucina is located at:

Level 6, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel,

Harbour City,

Tsim Sha Tsui,

Kowloon, Hong Kong.


Images courtesy of Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel.



Asia Food Festival 2019 at Berjaya Times Square Hotel


Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is currently running their Asia Food Festival 2019 from 14th June 2019 until 14th July 2019 from 6.00pm – 10.00pm daily. This festival is a good opportunity for diners to sample some of the signature dishes in the very diverse Asian cuisine that ranges from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Philippines, Japan, India and Cambodia.

Asian cuisine has a strong emphasis on dishes with a strong aromatic component that features such flavors as citrus and herbs such as lime, coriander/ cilantro and basil.

The Asia Food Festival 2019 buffet spread at the hotel’s Big Apple Restaurant will feature more than 150 dishes. Look out for favourites such as; Itik masak kari kentang, Ikan merah berlada cili hijau, Braised lamb ‘Navarin’ with spring vegetables, Pan-stirred Vietnamese chicken ginger, Southern Thai beef curry, Pan- seared seabass fillet with hoisin sauce, Udang masak lemak cili padi, Beef massaman curry, and many more.

This time round, there will be also highlights on food stalls of different Asia countries showcasing the uniqueness on various types of Asian cuisines from Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Myanmar and Thailand.

Delicacies available on the stalls include; Vietnamese spring roll, Chicken prahok dip, Kare kare, Som tom, Tom yam gong, Pad thai live station, Burmese vegetable bitter curd tempura, Bun cha, Vietnamese pancake, dim sum, sushi, and more.

The dessert section will be featuring local and Western favourites like mango pudding, lemon meringue tarts, peanut butter chocolate bread pudding, Bubur kacang hijau bersantan, banana with sago and coconut milk sweet soup, sweet potato, taro and cassava dessert, Nyonya kuih, Pumpkin custard, Mango sticky rice, Bubur nangka, Ais Kacang, assorted ice-creams and more.

Guests will also be entertained with numerous cultural activities which include the Teh Tarik & Flying Roti Canai performance during dinner, daily cultural dance performance and cooking classes by Festive Chefs on every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday at 7.00pm.

The Asia Food Festival 2019 dinner buffet at Big Apple Restaurant, Berjaya Times Square Hotel is priced at RM108 nett per adult and RM54 nett for children aged 4-11 years old and senior citizens aged 60 years old onwards. There’s also a Buy 2 Free 1 special promotion from 8.00pm onwards. Additionally, BFamily, in-house guests and selected credit card holders are entitled to a 20% discount.

To make a reservation or for further inquiries, call Big Apple Restaurant at 03 2117 8000 (ext. 8133), or head over to

Photo credits: Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur


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