Truffles – earthy, divisive and hard-to-find – go from being from under the ground to on top of some seriously rich dishes around June and July every year. As we head into truffle season here's where you can get you fungi fix.
Head chef Jacquie Ektoros is a serious truffle lover, so to celebrate the season she's added five special items to Three Williams' menu, with each centred around freshly shaved truffles from Manjimup. There's a crispy truffle skin chicken breast with Jerusalem artichoke puree, sautéed black kale, chestnut and kombu beurre noisette; roasted Peking duck angel hair pasta with ginger cream sauce; and a loaded mushroom toastie.
Truffles will be topping some of the Star's best dishes throughout the season, with three of its specialty restaurants creating special dishes to complement the winter fungi. Over at Balla they will be hosting a four-course truffle degustation. Black Bar and Grill will be doing three seasonal dishes featuring truffles, specially prepared by executive chef Dany Karam. Sokyo's super chef Chase Kojima will be fusing sushi together with truffles, which will be complemented by a special selection of matched wines.
Mike McEnearney and his head chef Jeffrey De Rome will host their first truffle dinner on Thursday June 15. The five-course menu will showcase truffles from Jayson Mesman’s Truffle Farm in Mount Majura along with and matched wines by Bryan Martin of Ravensworth Vineyard. There will be braised truffled mushrooms, spit roasted chicken and Mike’s much loved crème caramel.