Chilly winds have been blowing through Sydney for the last week or so, and winter’s mere days away. But don’t worry about frosty mornings and forgotten beach days, because with winter comes truffle season, and with truffle season comes truffle menus—and a whole new world of outrageous truffle-laced creations to try.
If you’re a fan of this pungent, earthy delicacy, no doubt you will have been across Three Williams’ annual truffle blow-outs. Each year, this popular Redfern cafe dreams up a brunch and lunch menu of limited-edition truffle treats that go well beyond just truffle shavings on top.
“It’s not a case of producing a great dish and then just topping it with shaved truffles,” Three Williams head chef Fabian Mucke confirms. “The dish has to bring to life the flavour profile of the truffle. We know from previous years that diners will go out of their way to visit Three Williams for our truffle dishes, so we want it to be worth their while.”
Called “Celebrating Truffles”, this year’s menu is as indulgent as ever, using truffles grown in NSW and the ACT. Kick-off with a chunk of oozing baked triple cream brie drenched in rosemary truffle honey and served with roast quince toast and slivers of truffle ($29).
Then move on to a leg ham tartine that’s made with a truffle-infused fried egg ($31), or the confit duck leg served with truffle jus and shaved tiramisu ($39), or the creamy angel hair carbonara with smoked caviar and truffle ($36).
You’ll want to save room for dessert, however, because the real hero on Three Williams' menu has to be the hefty slab of truffle espresso martini tiramisu. Yes, you read that right: truffle espresso martini tiramisu. It’s made with truffle-infused mascarpone and espresso martini-soaked sponge, taking what is already one of the world’s greatest cakes to unimaginable and delicious new heights.
Three Williams' truffle menu will be available from Friday 4 June until the end of the season. Bookings are available here.
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