The days are getting cooler and it’s heading towards that time of year again… the Truffle Kerfuffle!
The festival in Manjimup is held on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of June. You can feast on truffle inspired dishes, drink local wine and meet those beautiful truffle dogs – all in the stunning setting around Fonty’s Pool.In the Truffle Tent there’s cooking demos and panel discussions. Continue reading
The 4th annual Truffle Kerfuffle is on in Manjimup, the biggest producer of truffles in the southern hemisphere, on the 28th and 29th of June. It’s a weekend full of everything a foodie could wish for; the star of the show being the West Australian truffle. There’s also fine food, wine, farmers market, master classes and more celebrity chefs than you can poke a stick at!!
Chef and I were more than happy to go along to the launch of the Truffle Kerfuffle at the Oceanside restaurant Bib and Tucker – which we rate very highly. We knew they’d be some excellent truffle inspired food by Head Chef Scott Bridger – and we were right! There was Jerusalem artichoke soup with shaved truffle, truffle tortellini and little bite-sized steak tartar too.
The Potato and Truffle Pizza was divine and whilst I was taking a snap of Chef Scott shaving the truffle onto the pizza’s, he quipped that he better not grate any of his fingers on there too!! Using WA truffle, one of the world’s most expensive ingredients, you’d want to be using every last morsel.
Bib and Tucker do sliders very well. So, it was no surprise that our favourite of the delicious canapés was the Manjimup marron sliders on a truffle brioche – it was outstanding. It showcased WA’s finest produce superbly.
I was very excited to see a truffle dog in action. The beautiful Labrador “Viva” put her very talented nose into action to sniff out some well hidden truffle. She did very well considering it was a packed room of Perth’s foodies and most of us had a truffle pizza or slider in our hand! A well trained truffle dog can actually sniff out a truffle from 50m away! The launch was also a great chance to catch up with some foodie friends too.
Thanks to Caitlin and Zara at Peach and Pineapple Events for the invite and A-Mazing goodie bag with delicious treats from The Wine and Truffle Co and Whittingtons. So stoked to get my mitts on some truffle oil!!
Find out more at http://www.trufflekerfuffle.com.au/