Truffle lovers rejoice! No longer a decadent delicacy available to the rich, truffles are now being warmly embraced on our plates and our humble Aussie palate. To celebrate the increasing popularity of truffles, The Melbourne Truffle Festival Company, is celebrating Australia’s position as the world’s fourth largest truffle producing nation with their inaugural event, Truffle Melbourne at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday 12 July and Sunday 13 July.
The event has attracted some of Australia’s biggest names in food, including My Kitchen Rules favourite Manu Feildel, Vue de Monde’s founder, Shannon Bennett, global cooking sensation Guy Grossi, renowned chef and TV personality Shane Delia and Truffle Melbourne Executive Chef and Melbourne food icon Philippe Mouchel.
With so many culinary masters sharing their pearls of wisdom, this event is one that should not be missed. You’ll have the chance to meet truffle savvy dogs, discover truffle serving food trucks and master techniques for creating indulgent truffle dishes at home.
Over two huge days, Caulfield Racecourse will transform into a culinary heaven where the very best of Australian truffles and their artisan food partners will be on display. Event organisers are predicting more than 8,000 visitors will flock to the event and a whopping $300,000 worth of truffles will be enjoyed over the course of the festival, cementing Australianʼs love for the decadent treat.
Gates open at 10am both days and general admission tickets start from $26 with child, concession and two-day ticket discounts available. For the tickets and the full program guide, visit www.trufflemelbourne.com
Thanks to Truffle Melbourne, we have two double general admin passes to the event (12 or 13 July) for you to win! To enter, email [email protected] by 5pm 8 July, 2014 with your full name and contact phone number.
Images courtesy of Truffle Melbourne.