Truffle Hunt with Secret Foodies

When you open a jar of truffles, let the aromas come to you. Just like perfume. Duncan Garvey of Perigord Truffles told a captive audience at the Truffle Hunt event with Secret Foodies and Alex Adams (Ms Darlinghurst).

Unlike previous Secret Foodies dinners, Truffle Hunt was an interactive cocktail style event set up like an indoor market on the premises of Kitchen by Mike. Foodies moved from one producer to the next, tasting and learning about the various produce and dishes from the producers themselves.

Duncan Garvey of Perigord Truffles, Tasmania
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Perigord Truffles, Tasmania
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Truffle Butter
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Pepe Saya
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Polenta and Shaved Truffles
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Yarra Valley Caviar with Pepe Saya Creme Fraiche
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John Susman with Kinkawooka Mussels
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John Fairley of Country Valley Dairy
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David and Alex Lowe
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Lowe Wines
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Baked Spuds
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Merna Taouk of Dessertmakers
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Merna Taouk's Truffle Rice Pudding
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Dessertmakers
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The producers behind Truffle Hunt with Alex Adams (R) of Secret Foodies
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Truffle Hunt is a celebration of the beginning of the truffle season, Pierre Issa of Pepe Saya butter explained. and on taste was the most decadent butter of all, the Pepe Saya and Duncan Garvey truffle butter, the only fresh truffle butter in the world. Perigord Truffles were on sale at a cost of $2 a gram. A creamy polenta with a generous shaving of truffle and Parmesan was worth the queue, freshly-served piping hot from the kitchen.

Sitting on a generous serve of Pepe Saya crème fraiche, Yarra Valley Caviar was another special treat. John Susman of Fisheads explained that the salmon was “milked” the night before, a process where the fish is anaesthetised with clove oil and gently massaged to obtain the roe. Kinkawooka mussels were served, cooked in Pepe Saya butter and crème fraiche.

John Fairley of Country Valley Dairy in Picton, supplier to Pepe Saya, was on board for a chat on how he makes award-winning produce. David Lowe of Lowe Wines in Mudgee explained about his certified organic and biodynamic wines while guests enjoyed a range of his wines.

Merna Taouk of Dessertmakers (previously called Homemade Fine Foods) prepared a creamy, rich and delectable rice pudding made with truffles, and a delectable spread of her desserts put a sweet ending to the event.

Truffle Hunt was held at Kitchen by Mike in Rosebery on Thursday 26 June, 2013.

Photography © by Kevin Burke for Gourmantic – Copyright: All rights reserved.

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Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.

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