Okay I know, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. It’s amazing how the end of truffle season and the start of Spring can galvanize! Sometimes it’s hard writing into the ether … but then again, conversely, there’s also something quite liberating in thinking no one is reading, you know, along the lines ‘dance like nobody’s watching’ …..
2018 has been a memorable truffle season for us for a number of reasons, some that cannot be written of and some that can (amazing, good and the jury is out):
I have to start with the epic new companion and truffle dog, Zazu – actually, he’s worth a post all to himself – standby for photos!
This dreadful drought and constant hand feeding of the cattle and horses whilst watching mobs of kangaroos move in
Our first truffiere performed so well we never quite made it into the second
- Participating in our first market stall for Canberra Truffle Festival at Westfield Belconnen and meeting some really great people, namely Marcel from Poachers Pantry and Jeremy and Ben from Contentious Character Wines who made it all better.
Discovering an astonishing amount of people go to Truffle Festivals and apparently don’t like truffles. Inconceivable.
The most incredible truffle lunch held by Marco at St Maur showcasing his wines and our truffles. Highly recommended and not only for the wines! The winery is set in a rustic vintage dairy farm with stunning views – the menu is worth sharing, have a look!
A seasonal shared lunch with exceptional wine and food from local gardens showcasing Ganymede Perigord Black Truffles
Saturday 18 August 2018
Twelve hour house smoked brisket croquettes with shaved Perigord black truffle
Perigord black truffle arancini
Quail egg infused Perigord black truffle on a dark German bread
St Maur Lot 41 2016 Pinot Gris
New Zealand Scampi Perigord black truffle mixed mesclun salad
Buon Ricordo’s “fettuccine al tartufovo”
St Maur Lot 41 2011 Chardonnay
Squab Pigeon porcini tortellini assorted mushroom served with shaved Perigord black truffle & jus
Char grilled Veal cutlet on a celeriac Perigord black truffle purée served with baby carrots green beans & jus
St Maur Lot 41 2016 Pinot Noir
St Maur Lot 41 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Perigord black truffle ice cream with hazelnuts chocolate honeycomb
So very completely chaotic – resolve to be much more organized next year (!)
Perhaps I should publicly commit to writing about each topic, but then, I hesitate to shame myself, but then again, see above … write as though no one’s reading … and after all, I have started on Zazu ….