The Star's top chef's are celebrating Truffle Month in July, showcasing the rare delicacy in exquisite style through delicious degustation menus at Sokyo, BLACK by ezard and Osteria Balla Manfredi.
2 litres chicken stock
50gr unsalted batter
1 brown onion, very finely chopped
500gr carnaroli rice
100ml dry white wine
100g truffle butter, cut into small cubes (recipe follows)
150gr grated Parmigiano Reggiano
10g fresh black truffle
Bring the chicken stock to the boil in a saucepan. Melt the unsalted butter in a wide frying pan, then add the onion and fry gently until translucent but not coloured. Add the rice and stir for about a minute until the grains become translucent. Pour in the whine and stir until it has completely evaporated. Add a ladleful or two of boiling stock and simmer and stir until the liquid is almost entirely incorporated. Keep adding the stock a little at a time until the rice is almost cooked. Remove from the heat and stir in the truffle butter, Parmesan and season. Cover and let rest for 3-4 minutes before serving.
Shave the fresh truffle on top at the table.
250g salted butter
15g fresh black truffle
Bring a small amount of water to the boil in a pot then turn down to a simmer. Cut the butter into small pieces and place in a bowl that fits neatly over the pot of simmering water. Gently melt the butter. Finely grate or shave the truffle (a Microplane is ideal or a truffle shaver) and add to the butter after removing the bowl from the hot water. Mix well and place in a small container to set in the fridge, covered. As it cools, keep stirring the truffle through the butter so it sets evenly. Use on roast or grilled meats, slow braises as a final flavouring, poached or roast crayfish, tossed through steamed vegetables or on toast with grilled mushrooms.
Fifty Shades Of Play This Winter At The Star
The forecast is looking bright at The Star this winter with fine flavours, spectacular shows and more reasons to play than ever thanks to the glittering new Sydney Winters are #nevergrey at The Star campaign.
Sydney Winters are #nevergrey at The Star was officially launched with an exclusive VIP event held at Sokyo Lounge. Attended by The Star's Winter Ambassadors, Daniel MacPherson, Grace Huang and Monika Radulovic and other celebrities including Kris Smith
and Kate Peck, guests were treated to a glimpse of what winter will bring to The Star with specially made canapés, colourful cocktails and Adriano Zumbo's famous macarons served throughout the night.
Sydney Winters are #nevergrey at The Star celebrates colour, fun and excitement and encapsulates a range of thrilling experiences on offer proving Sydney winters are never grey at The Star!
With something for everyone, guests will have the chance to warm up with mouth-watering signature dining events from The Star's celebrity chefs, live entertainment and the best seat in Sydney to watch worldwide sport.
The Star's General Manager of Marketing & Entertainment, Melinda Madigan says, 'The Star's new all-of-property winter offering is unlike any other experience for our guests. With everything from exciting live entertainment, worldwide sports 24x7, divine hotel and spa packages and a sophisticated food and beverage offering including three different -hatted' restaurants and award winning bars, The Star is the ultimate destination to play. Plus, we're excited to announce the largest cash give-away in the past decade at The Star, with $8
million up for grabs."
With winter already underway, June is being set ablaze with Wood, Fire & Smoke Month as The Star's signature restaurants harness the elements to create dishes that are guaranteed to ignite the senses. July will celebrate Truffle Month showcasing the rare delicacy in exquisite style through delicious degustation menus crafted by The Star's top chefs.
As Sydney's Home of Sport, fans can enjoy the world's best sporting events including State of Origin, the Wallabies vs England test series, UEFA Euro 2016 and much more! With all-star restaurants and bars, luxurious accommodation and a world class casino, The Star is the premier destination to play this winter.
For more information on winter play at The Star, visit www.star.com.au/nevergrey