Truffle Melbourne Festival

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Time Out says

Celebrate winter's most delicious harvest at this Truffle Festival

The largest truffle celebration outside of Europe is set to return this winter during truffle season to Queen Victoria Market. The two-day festival will take place on July 10-11 at Queen Victoria Market and will feature live cooking demonstrations by Melbourne chefs like Guy Grossi of Grossi Florentino fame, executive chef at Chancery Lane, Rob Kaboord, lobster roll overlords Pinchy’s Elbert Chang and Angus Cadden from Park Street Pasta and Wine to name a few.

Live music will set the scene and Truffle Melbourne's bar will serve up truffle-based Espresso Martinis, Bloody Marys and truffle-infused Gin and Tonics alongside truffle beers and ciders. If you aren't game enough to try a pungent potation, then you'll be hard-pressed not to sample the likes of truffled macaroni and cheese, creamy truffle paella or a truffly gnocchi scooped out of a Parmesan wheel. There's even set to be truffle cannoli and crepes. 

Truffle Melbourne founder and truffle farmer from Truffle Paddock, Nigel Wood said “Many people perceive truffles as being expensive, at Truffle Melbourne guests can try truffle for this first time or get their favourite truffle fix from just $8. While it’s true a kilo of fresh truffle may retail for $2500, a $60-$80 truffle is enough for a decadent dinner party for up to eight guests with enough leftover to shave over scrambled eggs the next day."

There's also a mock dog truffle hunt going on over the festival weekend, when you can watch trusty truffle canines hard at work. 

Truffle Melbourne will feature a host of events in June, July and August. Expect real truffle hunts, tastes and dining specials, so keep an eye out for the complete program on the event's website

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