5 November, 2014
Green Oasis
Hysan Place restaurant launches white truffle menu

Shelter Italian bar and restaurant by Shelter Group is a comfy green oasis in the heart of Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay shopping district.  Nestled on the 7th floor, Shelter’s front entrance is lined with beautiful plants and we felt as though we were entering a secret garden that is so rare in this skyscraper city.  The glass doors open to a spacious al fresco seating area that extends to an organic garden and bar area.  The hanging “nests” in the lounge area, also caught our eyes.  These are perfect for love birds or a group of friends!  We were delighted to see the garden that is home to a variety of seasonal vegetables, herbs and lemon trees which are used in various dishes and drinks at Shelter.

This fall, Shelter has launched a limited time white truffle menu.  This is the time of the year when the these exquisite white diamonds are in season.  Chef Simonetta has created a special menu that pairs classic Northern Italian dishes with Alba white truffle sourced from the town of Alba in the southwestern province of Cuneo in Italy.  Our favorite is the Uovo-a fancy version of eggs benedict that has a 62 degrees Celsius Soft Cooked Organic Egg with castelmagno cheese fondue, spinach and white truffle shavings sitting on an English muffin that soaks up all the goodies from the dish.  Meat lovers will enjoy the Filetto di Manzo-Seared Natural Beef Tenderloin with Parmesan cheese, mashed potato and white truffle.  The gravy is quite light tasting, accentuating the natural aroma of the white truffle in the dish.  A lighter dish is the Tagliolini-a simple freshly made Tagliolini Pasta with butter, Parmesan and white truffle.  The Aquerello- Parmesan Cheese Risotto and white truffle is also a simple dish that will delight cheese and truffle lovers.  For dessert, the melt in your mouth warm chocolate tart with raspberry gelato is a must.

With a spacious outdoor area that is filled with greenery and a menu packed with excellent organic and vegetarian options, we know where to go the next time we are in Causeway Bay. 
Shelter Italian Bar & Restaurant is located at: Shop 718-719, 7/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.  Tel: +852-2778-8398.  For more information about Shelter Restaurant & Bar, visit:

By: Ecozine Staff


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