NEW YORK, Nov. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In celebration of New York’s White Truffle Festival, Truffle Week in the Terminal is taking off at United Airlines’ Terminal C at Newark Liberty International, thanks to a new partnership between OTG and Urbani Truffles. Over 200 pounds of white truffles valued at $600,000 have been flown in to Newark Liberty Airport for New York’s White Truffle Festival.
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Six new restaurants in Terminal C – Chef Mario Carbone’s Abruzzo Italian Steakhouse and Casciano’s, in addition to Caps Beer Garden, Wanderlust Burger Bar, Saison and DAILY – will participate in New York’s White Truffle Festival, from November 5 to 12.
“It’s exciting to have a collection of restaurants participate, each with their own unique style and take on how to use truffles in our dishes,” said Chef Mario Carbone. “Like at DAILY and Saison, we’ll incorporate fresh truffles and truffle products, not only into our menu at Abruzzo, a traditional steakhouse, but also at the more casual Casciano’s, where we’ll use truffle cream in our paninis, for example, while Wanderlust is going with black truffle burgers from Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors.”
Items to be offered include fresh lacquered Nantucket scallops with shaved truffle and foie gras cream; Amish free range chicken stuffed with burgundy black truffles and served with roasted root vegetables with truffle jus; manicotti-stuffed shells filled with ground veal and truffled ricotta and pan roasted Rohan Duck Breast with fresh shaved truffle, among other truffle-infused dishes and bites.
OTG is opening dozens of new restaurants and markets in United Airlines’ Terminal C at Newark Liberty, where the airline is reimagining the airport experience. Once the $120 million project is complete, it will be the largest collection of chef-led restaurants in an airport.
Understanding truffles requires special care and particular attention, and OTG’s culinary and hospitality teams have undergone extensive truffle-handling training at Urbani’s Truffle Lab in Manhattan.
With the exception of Casciano’s, all participating concepts will feature a specially crafted selection of wine to pair with each dish. OTG will also host truffle product tastings with Urbani at Abruzzo Market and United’s Miles Shop, on November 11, between 3 and 6 p.m.
“Participating in New York’s White Truffle Festival has both our guests and crewmembers incredibly excited,” said OTG CEO Rick Blatstein. “We’re always looking for unique and fun ways to elevate the travel experience for our guests, and in partnering with Urbani, we’re able to do just that.”
OTG is a high-growth company that is transforming the airport travel experience for millions of travelers every year. OTG combines world-class hospitality and award-winning cuisine with innovative design and state-of-the-art technology. OTG’s restaurant concepts are complemented by the company’s tablet experience, which was the first of its kind in its industry. Since 1996, OTG has been redefining the guest experience in airports, transforming the way passengers interact with the terminal. The Company is currently one of the leading airport food and beverage operators in North America with more than 300 restaurant and retail locations across 11 airports.
The Urbani family has been a prestigious and respected name in the truffle business for generations. From its inception in 1850, the Urbani reputation for excellence has been carefully and faithfully handed down from one generation to the next. Today, the Urbani family maintains its esteemed reputation of pre-eminence, and continues to represent the best in truffle sourcing and processing. Always looking to innovate, Urbani has also created special lines of products – creams, sauces, oils, all made with pure, organically farmed ingredients. As a result, Urbani is now the absolute world leader in truffles, processing an annual average of 100 tons of product, and it is one of the most prestigious flags of Italy in the world. All over the world, the word for truffles is Urbani.
United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates more than 720 mainline aircraft, and this year, the airline anticipates taking delivery of 21 new Boeing aircraft, including 737NGs, 787s and 777s, as well as six used Airbus A319 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.
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