There aren’t many upsides to the dreary Perth winter but truffle season sure is one of them. Yes, nothing makes the pulses of foodies race more than those three months of truffle madness—as they stuff their napkins into the tops of their shirts to scour the town for the delicious French delicacy.
So consider us your personal truffle dog as we hunt down the best places to get your truffle fix in Perth this season. Here goes…
Fresh Truffles | The Black Truffle
Fremantle, from 1 June
The name says it all. If you're wondering where to buy fresh truffles in Perth, head to The Black Truffle to get your hands on the real deal—black perigold truffles from Manjimup—along with truffled-infused takeaway meals, cheese, butter, salt, oil and aioli.
Truffle Croque Monsieur | Budburst Small Bar
Mount Hawthorn, from 14 June
Budburst Small Bar is bringing truffle into their menu in the most glorious way—with a special toasty and Manjimup-truffled Croque Monsieur. It’s the kind of pared-back genius we’d expect from this epic neighbourhood bar and bistro. And be sure to upgrade your experience with a ‘Pinot Palooza’ wine flight.
What’s All the Kerfuffle? Russell Blaikie’s Truffle Masterclass | Must Wine Bar
Highgate, 19 July
Do you even know how to truffle? He has served up truffles to the Queen and held the first Western Australian truffle in his talented hands, so Russell Blaike from Must is more than qualified to teach you how to cook with this sought-after ingredient. If you’re a good little student, you will learn when to grate, when to shave and when to infuse while sampling truffle-flavoured dishes and matched wines.
Wine & Truffles In The Cellar | Young George
East Fremantle, 12 July
We're pretty dang excited for this stand up truffle dego at Young George in July. All the produce will be coming from the great southern region and there will be Singlefile wines to match. Watch this space for more details!
Truffle Dinner | Wildflower
Perth, 12 July
Presented by the culinary wonder-kid Jed Gerrard, this indulgent five-course truffle dinner at Wildflower with matched wines will be the ultimate event for local gastronomes. Dress code: stretchy pants.
Truffle Tasting Menu | The Shorehouse
Swanbourne, 21 July
The Shorehouse is bringing the paddock to plate this truffle season with their tantalising four-course tasting menu. Head Chef Ollie Gould, in league with David Coomer of Coomer Truffles in Manjimup, have brought a gloriously truffle-laden menu to the table—featuring delectable goodies like scallops, ricotta gnocchi, braised beef short ribs and truffle ice cream.
Taste Of Truffles Wine Dinner | Fraser’s Restaurant
Perth, 27 July
Shut up. Just shut up. You had me at ‘truffle wine dinner’. Beyond being a combination of all things that are good in this world, the guest of honour at Fraser’s Restaurant’s five-course dinner will be, of course, Manjimup truffles. Match them with premium wines for max flava.
Five Course Degustation | Friends Restaurant
Perth, 1 June—31 August
Black truffle cured salmon, braised beef in red wine with truffle, truffle pesto, truffle ice cream… I want to be friends with the five-course dego at Friends Restaurant.
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The Black Truffle | Image credit: Elle Borgward