SHANGHAI, CHINA – November 15, 2012 – The world’s most premium culinary ingredient is making a return to Shanghai, the white truffle from Alba, Italy is now presented to all diners in Palladio Italian Restaurant at The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai.

The white Alba truffle or also known as “The white diamond” is an exquisite species of truffle found in Piedmont in Italy and famous for its aroma and aphrodisiac qualities. With maximum 3-tons of production per year in bountiful harvests season, Palladio’s Italian Chef Gianluca is immersed in the joy of cooking with this seasonal delicacy. Truffle connoisseurs are feted to a variety of dishes such as Wagyu beef tenderloin with Alba Truffle, Creamy Mountain cheese risotto with Alba Truffle, Caramelized scallops with Alba Truffle, Veal shank & potato gratin with Alba Truffle.

White Alba Truffle menu is available for Lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Monday to Saturday), and dinner 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. (Monday to Sunday).

Reservations can be made by calling Palladio at 6279 7188 or dining reservation at 6279 7977.

Named after renowned Italian architect Andrea Palladio (1508 – 1580), Palladio offers the finest Italian dining experience outside of Italy. The quality of the food centers around the selection of the freshest ingredients, signature dishes and new offerings celebrating seasonal changes. 

Reflecting a blend of Italian and Ritz-Carlton traditions, guests will experience consistently high levels of personalized service by Palladio team; ensuring each dining experience is warm, relaxed yet fun. In 2000, just two months after its opening, Palladio received The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences “Five Star Diamond Award;” setting the stage for the finest Italian dining experience outside of Italy. The restaurant has also been honored with Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards’ “Best of Award of Excellence” with 8 consecutive years for the most expansive wine selection in Shanghai. Additional awards include “Top Service Award” in the 2004 Zagat Shanghai Restaurant Survey and a recipient in the Shanghai Tatler Magazine’s “Best Restaurants’ Guide.”

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