Since we began in 2014, we’ve become the biggest truffle festival weekend outside Europe. In 2018 and we managed over 60 Dining Program and Truffle Hunt events the 2018 winter truffle season.
We believe everyone benefits from some truffle secrets and training, not just home cooks. So we started our 2018 program with a workshop for Chefs and Somms. 80 industry professionals joined us for an afternoon of truffle demonstrations and tastes. Our Season Opening dinner followed at Stokehouse, where Chef Mark Wong and the team dazzled a full house with some extraordinary truffle treats – it was a superb opening to our 2018 Dining Program.
Despite a weekend downpour, Melburnians flocked to Queen Victoria Market to savour superb truffle tastes from dumplings to donuts, from pizza to raclette – all washed down at the Truffle Bar with truffle cocktails and accompanied by Melbourne’s best truffle chefs sharing their secrets. Everyone was happy under the big market rooftop – great demos, great tastes, great music and a happy vibe – a deeply satisfying weekend.
The truffle harvest across the country was again another record, with more than 1 tonne grown in Victoria and our own farm doubled production. We believe that Australia became the third largest truffle growing nation last season, producing a little more than the 15 tonnes produced in France the previous 2017/18 season. Aren’t we lucky!