Published on : Saturday, May 14, 2016
This year’s festival features more than 250 individual events across the region, offering a rich variety of opportunities to taste and experience the magic of these prized gems.
There are many species of Australian native truffles, but the one most prized in culinary circles is the Black Winter Truffle also known as Perigord Truffle.
During the winter festival, indulge in the special flavours and aromas of truffle dishes at local restaurants and cafes. Join a hunt and see for yourself how the talented dogs unearth truffles. Learn from chefs and other truffle experts at a cooking class or demonstration, or pop along to a farmers market and rustle up your own truffle dish.
Buy fresh Black Winter Truffle and enjoy tastings at the Fyshwick Fresh Food Market and the Sagra Market, operated from the back laneway of Italian and Sons, where truffle pasta and wine will be available.
A range of truffle breakfasts, lunches and degustation dinners will be held at a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars throughout the region including Pod Food, Italian and Sons, Mezzalira, Hyatt Hotel Canberra, Conservatory Restaurant, Hotel Kurrajong, Vibe Hotel, Joes Bar and Muse – Food, Wine and Books.