Some may call it winter, but we call it truffle season—and it’s upon us. From pizzas and pastries to fancy dinners and ingredient boxes, there’s something for everyone.
Just consider us your personal truffle dog as we hunt down the best places to get your truffle fix in Perth this season.
Margaret River Dining Series
Margaret River, 3 July to 18 July
WA Good Food Guide has announced a dining series in Margaret River and Yallingup, with events being hosted at Wills Domain (3 July), Vasse Felix (11 July), Cape Lodge (18 July) and Chow’s Table (11 July). Get all the details and book here.
Truffle High Tea At Fleur
Perth CBD, 4 July
If you’re feeling fancy, book yourself into high tea at Fleur At The Royal from Saturday 4 July and savour every bite of the toasted corn cake with whipped soft cheese and truffle. Yum.
Truffle Dinner At Bib & Tucker
North Fremantle, 22 July
Bib & Tucker's annual truffle dinner is back and you won't want to miss it. Hear from the one and only David Coomer while you dig into four courses, all featuring deliciously fresh Manjimup truffles. Happening for one night only, book your ticket here.
Truffle Chicken Sandwiches And More At Short Order Burger Co
Hay Street and Fremantle
Feast your eyes on this truffle prize—Short Order Burger Co has put together a buttermilk fried chicken sandwich with shavings of Manjimup truffle plus whipped truffle butter by Pepe Saya. And because they couldn’t just stop there, they’re also dishing up a melt-in-your-mouth truffle mac and cheese topped with baked panko crumbs.
Fresh Shaved Truffle And Gruyere Toasties At Sammy’s
For the entire month of July, you can wrap your cold hands around one of the fresh shaved truffle and Gruyere toasties at Sammy’s in Mount Hawthorn. You’re going to want to get this melty goodness in your mouth stat.
Tasty Toasties At The Wine Merchant
Speaking of truffle toasties, you need to add The Wine Merchant at the State Buildings to your list of places to hit up this truffle season. They’re whipping together truffle toasties using brioche loaves layered with cheddar, parmesan, Swizz and Halls Suzette cheese plus the star of the show—a truffle béchamel and grated truffles.
Truffles By The Beach At Island Market
Island Market Trigg has created the perfect winter dish, pairing fresh Coomer truffles with their wood roasted brussel sprouts. They’ve also added jamòn and manchego to really top off this tasty plate of truffle goodness.
L’Effin Fancy Truffles At Le Rebelle
Treat yourself to a fancy winter feast at Le Rebelle's pop-up, Oui Rebelle, and order the L’Effin Fancy Carte Blanche—a delicious dish with single origin burrata curds and shaved Manjimup truffles.
Pimped Up Truffle Carbonara At Lalla Rookh
Lalla Rookh's chef Alexandra Haynes has gone and created the ultimate pairing—truffles with pasta. You need to try the tagliatelle pasta with pecorino, cured egg yolk, dehydrated beef and of course, Coomer truffle shavings.
Scrambled Eggs Topped With Truffles At May Street Larder
For scrambled eggs with a twist, head to May Street Larder and indulge in their truffled eggs over milk bread with truffle butter—you can even up the ante with a side of bacon or one of their house made sauces.
Coomer Truffles X Mary Street Bakery
Available for a limited time at their Highgate, West Leederville and City Beach stores, Mary Street Bakery is also whipping together some delicious scrambled eggs on buttered toast topped with Coomer truffles.
Truffle Masterclass At Must Winebar
Highgate, 30 July
Russel Blaikie will take a break from cooking up a storm at Must Winebar to lead a truffle masterclass in late July that simply can’t be missed. Get more details here.
Coomer Truffles Ingredient Box
Get excited—David Coomer will be releasing a delivery ingredient box, truffles and all, to accompany a new episode of WA Good Food Guide’s popular ‘At Home with Chef’ series. Stay up to date here.
Truffle Digital Content Series By WA Good Food Guide
Launched on 15 June, WA Good Food Guide is rolling out a digital series with a spotlight on West Australian producers and top culinary talent. It’ll make you want to book into all of your favourite restaurants ASAP, you’ve been warned.
The Truffle Podcast By Max Brearley
WA Good Food Guide editor and fervent truffle lover Max Brearley is partnering with Australia’s South West to bring us The Truffle Podcast. As festival director of Truffle Kerfuffle from 2016 to 2018, Brearley has a lot of truffle knowledge to be shared.
Truffle Tunes On Spotify
Head on over to Spotify and search for ‘Truffle tunes’—Amy Hamilton from Liberte in Albany has created the ultimate playlist for all your truffle cooking and eating adventures, and it’s definitely worth a listen.
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Image credit: Short Order Burger Co