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Truffle Festival at Prahran Market

By Ellen Seah
10th Jun 2015

Over two massive days this June, Prahran Market will cater for both the hard-core truffle maniacs and occasional truffle indulgers in Melbourne. Hosting an abundance of truffle-y infused creations from some of this city’s best chefs, there’s no better way to pamper yourself this winter.

With so many exciting, fungi-filled events crammed into one weekend, you might struggle to fit everything in! Don’t worry, we have faith in you.

Start celebrating with Prahran Market’s Taste The Truffle Trail, which gives you the chance to sample the festival’s best truffle-inspired creations. Think Damien Pike, a wild mushroom specialist, and his truffled Dijon mayo with a truffled infused egg on brioche. Yeah we want his job too, Listers.

Sweet-tooths need not worry either, there are plenty of ways to use the precious produce in sweets, as artisan chocolatier Cioccolato Lombardo proves. Their truffled chocolate-rich dessert is sure to impress even sceptics.

If you’re a little skittish about using the very expensive, very delicate, very delicious fungus in cooking, we totally get you. Cooking is stressful enough with everyday ingredients amirite? Renowned chefs Karen Martini and Alice Zaslavsky have gotchu covered. Leading the weekend in an expert line up which includes the head chef deities from Charlie Dumpling and Pei Modern, you’ll be whizzing up truffle flavoured everything soon enough.

Finally, bringing you back to your childhood but with a hella lot more class is the Truffle Hunt. Watch expert top dogs hunt out truffles across five different truffieres, then enjoy eating them!

With regular produce and grocers operating as per usual, give yourself a kick out of bed on the June 20 weekend and head over to Prahran market to indulge in this truffle mayhem. You can pick up your usual groceries while you’re at it, if you need an excuse to spend!

Truffle Festival | Prahran Market
June 20 – June 21 | Details on the website 

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