It’s truffle season in Melbourne and Alfred Place by Rockpool Events are celebrating with an exclusive seven-course menu designed by Rockpool Bar & Grill Head Chef Zac Nicholson on Saturday, 29 July, designed to showcase the best truffles in Australia.

Set to become an annual event, this lavish dinner will feature an abundant supply of this season’s finest and freshest black truffles from Manjimup, Western Australia’s prime truffle growing region.

Dubbed the diamond of gastronomy, truffles have captivated chefs and cooks for centuries with their aroma, texture and taste.

Zac Nicholson is no exception and he will generously weave these exquisite ‘diamonds’ into each of the seven courses.

To complement the menu, Rockpool Dining Group’s Master Sommelier Sebastian Crowther has chosen a list of the world’s great wine styles to accompany this indulgent menu.

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Winter Truffle Menu

Selection of Snacks

NV Larmandier-Bernier Longitude Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut, Vertus France en Magnum

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Port Phillip Bay Scallops with Garlic Butter

2016 Moriki Shuzō Suppin Rumiko Junmai Ginjo, Mie Japan

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Pumpkin Tarte Tartin

Henriques & Henriques 15yo Sercial, Madiera Portugal

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Mushroom Ravioli with Greenlip Abalone and Bottarga

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Grilled Half Lobster with Seaweed

2013 Cobaw Ridge Chardonnay, Macedon Victoria

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Cape Grim 36 month old Sirloin, aged 45 days

2015 Conterno Fantino Ginestrino Nebbiolo d’Langhe, Piedmont Italy

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Le Conquerant Camembert

2010 Crawford River Nektar Riesling, Henty Victoria

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Event Details

Date: Saturday 29 July, from 6.30pm

Price: $400 per person, including matching wines

Venue: Alfred Place by Rockpool Events. 7 Alfred Place, Melbourne

Bookings: Availability is strictly limited. To book, please email [email protected]

About The Author

Lisa Teh

Lisa Teh is the Editor-in-chief of Couturing.com, one of Australia's top fashion, beauty and lifestyle resources. She has worked on campaigns with brands including David Jones, Myer, Mecca Cosmetica, Simone Perele, Lenovo and L'Oreal. She recently appeared in Couturing's exclusive Australian Fashion Week reality web series, The Frow, alongside top industry names including Toni Maticevski and Maybelline Creative Director Nigel Stanislaus.

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