Five Awesome Things to do at Truffle Kerfuffle
Truffle Kerfuffle is back at Fonty's Pool, Manjimup for the weekend of 21-23 June! If you haven’t heard of the black truffle, it is a gourmet ingredient and utterly delicious. These days, you can find truffle in a range of different dishes from pizza, ice cream, marshmallow and even truffle infused egg.
Did you know that almost 90% of black truffles come from Manjimup? And what better way to indulge in fresh black truffles than going straight to the heart of the Australian truffle country, which is only 3.5 hrs away from Perth.
Here are some exciting things to check out at the 2019 Truffle Kerfuffle festival:
1. The Festival Village
Photo: Jessica Wyld
The Festival Village is at the centre of the Truffle Kerfuffle festival. Tickets to the Festival Village costs $35, and the fee includes a free tote bag, tasting glass, and all weekend access. There will be a lot of free tasting, cooking demos, live music, and activities for children. The Festival Village opens from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
2. Truffle Kerfuffle Ticketed Events
For a heightened truffle experience, consider getting some tickets to the Chef Cabin's experiences and be seated around the table while the Chefs prepare some decadent dishes for you. Some other incredible sounding events are the Magical Manjimup Brunch with Aaron Carr and Mary Street Bakery, a Fervor lunch and masterclass with Paul Iskov, Pete Evans' candlelit long table feast, plus the L'Elegante Tartufo dinner with Santini's Nic Wood and Young George's Melissa Palinkas. There is also a unique truffle hunting experience with local truffle growers.
3. Kids Cooking Classes and Activities
There will be some hands-on classes and activities where kids can learn the science behind truffle through a microscope, drawing station, and free Winning Appliances Kids Cooking School with Sophie Budd. Parents will be required to attend some classes to accompany the little ones but I think that it will be fun for all ages involved (and full of truffle goodness)!
4. Southern Forests Fresh Produces
Photo: Jessica Wyld
Other than truffles, you can stock up on some fresh farmed and foraged produce. The Southern Forests region produces over 50 different types of fruit, vegetable and nuts as well as milk, beef, marron and a host of other food types. During the Truffle Kerfuffle festival, you will be able to meet with local winemakers, farmers, and Truffier (the term for a person who grows truffle).
5. Truffle Negroni and Truffle Donut
A Walnut and Truffle Negroni will be available at the Campari Bar at the Festival Village. And don't forget to check out the unique Truffle Donut from The Heritage Wine Bar's. This unusual doughnut has truffle infused crème patisserie, Southern Forests honey and Pottinger truffle.
Book a ticket, head down to Manjimup and revel in a weekend-long celebration of black truffles and other fresh seasonal produce.