They’re the most sought after and exclusive ‘shroom and it seems Adelaide is going a little crazy for this years Truffle Festival, hosted by the Adelaide Central Market from June 30th until July 3rd. This four-day truffle extravaganza is bound to tantalise the senses, showcasing fresh black winter truffles partnered with the best of South Australia’s finest produce in none other than the heart of Adelaide’s food culture; the Market grounds.
The festival with comprise of free cooking demonstrations led by the legendary Simon Bryant, daily truffle tasting sessions and specialty truffle inspired dishes available to dine on across the Market.
A long table Truffle Luncheon on July 3rd will feature an exquisite four-course menu by chef Stuart Oldfield and his team; think appetizing and warming dishes with burnt butter, black garlic, buttered leeks, crispy pork belly and more to accompany the principal seasonal truffle. What’s more, guests will be delighted by the selection of paired premium local wines by The Lane Vineyard.
A line-up of renowned South Australian chefs will also take part in Simon Bryant’s cooking demonstrations, including Eddie Ye (Yakitori Takumi), Tony Hart (InterContinental Adelaide), Tom Reid (Coriole Restaurant), Rose Adam (The Middle Store) and Joyti Bindu (Pollen 185). This bunch of selected chefs will inspire the public with some of their best truffle infused recipes. You can view the full four-day program here, which includes the demo program and truffle morsels around the Market.
Market trader Marco Marinelli from Mushroom Man’s Mushroom Shop said the relationship between the root system of host trees and the truffle fungus over a six to ten year period has resulted in the highly sought after fresh truffles.
“Truffles are a truly unique product, deserving of a special seasonal celebration. This event is a great opportunity for customers to try something really special and transform a traditional dish to an extraordinary treat for the senses,” Said Mr Marinelli.
Likewise, Adelaide Central Market Authority Manager Aaron Brumby said this exciting festival will provide an opportunity for home cooks to experience fresh black winter truffles and experiment with a product that is one of the most sought after ingredients in a chef’s kitchen.
“We want to share the richness of truffles with home cooks and encourage market customers to experience fresh truffles and truffle produce,” Mr Brumby said.
This is the second annual truffle festival to brace Adelaide’s food scene, with more than 125,000 people expected to visit the Market during this exciting four-day event.