The GOODS from Origo Club
Richmond, BC | The team at Origo Club will welcome Pino Posteraro, Chef/Owner of Vancouver’s Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca for an exclusive Alba White Truffle Dinner showcasing the Italian delicacy at the Richmond dining destination on Sunday, December 15.
Beginning at 6 p.m., Posteraro and Origo Club Chef David Pan will trade talents as they each prepare three courses that feature the aromatic and revered trifola d’Alba Madonna (‘Truffle of the White Madonna’) as the centerpiece. Found mainly in northern Italy’s Piedmont region, the white truffles are highly prized and some of the most valuable on the market, especially as the 2019 crop is being recognized as one of the highest-quality harvests in memory.
Each course will be paired with an impressive selection of wines from Barolo’s famed G.D. Vajra estate, where Origo Club Managing Partner and wine connoisseur Woody Wu recently visited to taste through the portfolio of wines with the founding Vajra family to hand select them for this dinner.
ORIGO CLUB x CIOPPINO’S x G.D. VAJRA
ALBA WHITE TRUFFLE DINNER MENU
$500 inclusive of taxes and gratuity
G.D. Vajra ‘N.S. della Neve’ Rosé Spumante di Qualita, NV
Tartare di Manzo (Chef Posteraro)
Organic beef tartare, anchovies
Luigi Baudana ‘Dragon’ Langhe Bianco, 2017
Pétoncles et Chou-Fleur (Chef Pan)
Pan-seared scallops, cauliflower
G.D. Vajra Dolcetto d’Alba, 2017
Morue Charbonnière (Chef Pan)
Sablefish, matsutake broth, basil spinach
G.D. Vajra Barbera d’Alba, 2017
Ravioli di Castagne (Chef Posteraro)
Chestnut ravioli, fondue
G.D. Vajra Barolo Costa di Rose, 2015
Cinghiale (Chef Posteraro)
Alberta wild boar, whipped polenta
G.D. Vajra Barolo Bricco delle Viole, 2015
Gâteau au Chocolat et Yuzu (Chef Pan)
yuzu chocolate cake
G.D. Vajra Barolo Chinato, NV
The Italian-born Posteraro worked in a number of acclaimed restaurants in Europe and Singapore before opening Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca in 1999. Since then the restaurant has been recognized multiple times on the prestigious annual ranking of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants — most recently earning the No. 34 spot on the 2019 list — and last year Posteraro was named a Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy, becoming the first chef in Canada to receive the honour.
TICKETS | A limited number of tickets to Origo Club’s Alba White Truffle Dinner with Guest Chef Pino Posteraro on Sunday, December 15 are available online at www.origoclub.ca/alba-white-truffles-dinner.
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ABOUT ORIGO CLUB | Located in Richmond and anchoring itself at the crossroads of art, cuisine and café culture, Origo Club offers guests a refined-yet-relaxed atmosphere and an interactive culinary and cultural experience unlike any other. The first North American offshoot of a high-profile private club that debuted in Beijing in 2014, Origo Club showcases a gallery of contemporary Asian artwork, a stylishly chic restaurant featuring French-inspired food and wine and a state-of-the-art coffee counter and tea bar. Embracing a single-source philosophy regarding its ingredients, products and exhibits, Origo Club aims to underscore its unique nature by celebrating heritage, transcending boundaries and satiating the senses.