With truffle season now in full swing, Sydney restaurateurs are finding new ways to bring out the best of this fancy fungus. We’ve hunted down the venues with seasonally perfumed dishes on the menu, from angel-hair pasta to French toast.
Devon Cafe has unveiled a different truffle menu at each of its three outposts across Sydney. Truffles have been incorporated into unexpected dishes, and despite the juxtaposition – it works.
Devon is spiking its Surry Hills toasties with decadent truffle butter, and its potato-and-leek croquettes will come infused with the earthy flavours of truffle, too.
Pop into the Barangaroo store to get a taste of truffle mi goreng. There’s also a series of delightful desserts including a truffle-infused sundae and brioche French toast (with milk ice-cream, truffled honey, honey jelly, mascarpone, chestnut, truffle cream and truffle “snow”).
The North Sydney branch is taking care of brunch. It’s serving a croissant stuffed with crispy bacon, sautéed mushrooms, scrambled eggs and truffles. It is also dolling out its own take on the soft serve with truffle, sea salt and honey.
This Redfern cafe has launched a new truffle menu, which features decadent truffle-waffle fries and two new desserts (look out for the mandarin-and-honey crumpet with truffle ice-cream and hazelnuts).
Expect enhanced versions of last year’s best sellers (angel-hair pasta with Peking duck, and chicken breasts with a crispy truffle skin).
As Australia’s only specialist truffle retailer, Madame Truffle, knows what it’s talking about when it comes to sourcing seasonal, high-quality truffles.
Head to its winter pop-up store in Chippendale for speciality products including truffle salt, truffle honey and truffle ice-cream.
Madam Truffle is also hosting a series of special events across Sydney. There’s a truffle-degustation takeover at Pasta Emilia (on July 1); a truffle-cooking class at Pasta Emilia (on July 14); a “Bastille Day” truffle dinner at Centennial Vineyards (on July 14); and a day dedicated to truffle toasties and craft beer at The Grifter Brewing Co (August 17 to 19).
The pop-up will be open from June 14 until September 2 every Thursday and Friday, from 9am until 5pm. On Saturdays and Sundays you can visit from 9am until 4pm.
Butter, a hybrid sneaker, fried-chicken and champagne bar, has created a special truffle-honey butter. Concocted by executive chef Julian Cincotta, the butter is made with WA Manjimup truffles, which are mixed with Pepe Saya Butter and drizzled with honey. The condiment can be added to any item on the menu, which means you can have truffle fries, chicken wings or a truffle soft serve.
The truffle-honey fried-chicken sandwich involves a crispy chicken fillet, marinated in truffles and thrown into a steamed-milk bun, with fries and extra truffle-honey butter. Don’t miss out on the hot donut drizzled with truffle shavings and truffle-honey butter either.
These truffle-based dishes will only available from Friday June 8 until June 17.
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