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What is it about truffles that makes us swoon? These rare delicacies require immense persistence and patience to cultivate and can be extremely tricky to forage. They grow on the roots of certain trees, like oak, hazel and beech – but only when conditions are just right. Even then, it can take years for these special fungi spores to mature.
The alluring scent of a truffle is made up of chemicals that mimic mammalian reproductive pheromones, making them nothing short of irresistible to the human nose. This seductive perfume is unique to the region in which they’re grow, with black truffles generally giving off a more earthy fragrance than the delicate bouquet of their white counterparts.
For a truffle-inspired food and wine adventures, check out these winter events coming up at Mandoon Estate and Voyager Estate in Western Australia.
Annual Truffle Dinner, Mandoon Estate
30th July 2021
Mandoon’s Annual Truffle Dinner is back by popular demand! A night of world-class gastronomy at Mandoon’s Wild Swan fine dining restaurant awaits, complete with impeccable wines and even better company. In fact, why not make a night of it and stay overnight at The Colony?
Delight in 5 truffle inspired courses, with or without paired wines.
Mushrooms on toast, lions mane, parmesan (V)(GFO)
Shallot tarte tatin, sheep's curd, parsley (V)
Rabbit and black truffle tortellini, broth
Futari wagyu, artichoke, Brussels sprouts (GF)
Poached pear, vanilla, zabaglione (GF)
Find out more HERE.
Truffles Unearthed, Voyager Estate
14th & 15th August 2021
You're invited to Voyager Estate on Saturday 14th or Sunday 15th August for an immersive truffle-focussed experience as part of the WA Good Food Guide Truffles Unearthed Dining Series presented by Volvo Cars Perth, with an all-star cast of chefs, sommeliers, front of house staff and of course truffle farmers.
When you arrive, explore the winery and barrel cellar, tasting wine straight from the barrel with paired truffle ‘snacks,’ gaining unique insights from the Voyager Sommelier and winemaking team. From here, stroll through the Estate Gardens to the Voyager Restaurant for a four-course lunch crafted by Chef Santi Fernandez. Discover the beautifully earthy, umami notes of WA truffles alongside pristine local winter produce, delicious wines as well as non-alcoholic options.
Find out more HERE.