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Truffle treat from Burgundy

Double effort: The truffle dinners are a collaboration between chefs Christophe Paucod and Laurent Peugeot.
The Straits Times - September 17, 2012
By: Eunice Quek
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Truffle treat from Burgundy PHOTOS: LP+TETSU

Go on a truffle journey with French Michelin- starred chefs Laurent Peugeot and Christophe Paucod, with their eight-course dinner featuring Burgundy truffles and ingredients from Tokyo.

The dinners, at Peugeot's LP+Tetsu in Tanglin Mall, are available from tomorrow to Thursday.

The two friends had worked in Japan for a spell and Lyon-born Paucod, 39, owns the one-Michelin- starred French restaurant, Lugdunum Bouchon Lyonnais, in Tokyo's Kagurazaka neighbourhood.

Peugeot runs the one- Michelin-starred Le Charlemagne in his hometown of Burgundy and his restaurant here, a collaboration with Food Junction which operates food courts.

Both chefs use Japanese ingredients in their French fare and their friendship goes back to 1998, when Paucod first moved to Japan and they worked at culinary institute Le Cordon Bleu in Tokyo.

On the truffle dinner, Peugeot, 38, says: "I have a friend who owns a plot of land in Burgundy and I go there with my two dogs, which have been trained to sniff out the truffles. I've shared with Paucod the idea of creating a menu with these truffles as they are not easily found in Singapore.

"Truffles are a very delicate mushroom and cannot be used too much nor cooked for too long."

Over the weekend, they will also host a cooking demonstration and three-course lunch.

Dishes on the lunch menu include braised oxtail truffle croquette with crunchy potatoes and chestnut truffle with milk truffle honey.

Peugeot says he is in Singapore about five times a year to oversee promotions like this one.

He says: "Different chefs use their own techniques to handle and prepare truffles. I want diners to feel awe when the dish is presented to them, and to be speechless when they first taste my creations."

Paucod adds: "I hope my guests are thrilled when they see and taste my creations. I will be very happy if they come to ask me how I do a dish."

Book it

BURGUNDY TRUFFLES WINE DINNER

When: Tomorrow to Thursday, 6pm onwards
Price: $210++ a person

GOURMET BURGUNDY TRUFFLES COOKING DEMONSTRATION AND LUNCH

When: Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 2.30pm
Price: $80++ a person
Where: LP+Tetsu, Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, 03-18
Info: Call 6836-3112 or go to www.lptetsu.com

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