Nothing says fancy quite like the peppery earthiness of truffle and whether you’re a winter lover or hater, you’re bound to love the truffle season that comes with it.
Here’s a guide to some of SA’s best “diamond of the kitchen” offerings this season.
Georges on Waymouth
Georges on Waymouth are serving up a winter warming special of Daylesford black truffle housemade panfried gnocchi as part of their seasonal menu. They source their truffles from a farm in Daylesford, Victoria called Truffle Treasures, which is owned by two South Aussie women.
20 Waymouth Street, Adelaide 5000
InterContinental Hotel Adelaide
Warm your winter with a decadent selection of Périgord black truffles at InterContinental Adelaide this July.
Sample chef’s selection and à la carte menus infused with delicious black truffle at Shiki, Riverside Restaurant, and The Atrium Lounge. Discover a diverse range of cuisine, from truffle loaded fries, to South Australian blue swimmer crab, and Châteaubriand steak.
All existing menu items can be customised to add shaved truffle for only $25. Immerse yourself in award-winning, authentic Japanese teppanyaki at Shiki, enjoy an elegant Australian-fusion dining experience at Riverside Restaurant, or unwind in the heart of Adelaide at The Atrium Lounge.
InterContinental Adelaide on North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Waymouth Street’s eleven Restaurant is hosting a special evening tour of Truffles & Red Wine through the Adelaide Hills on Wednesday 20 July from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Hosted by restaurant co-owners Themis Chryssidis and Callum Hann, the night will also feature special guest Marco “The Mushroom Man” Marinelli. The exclusive menu features a mouth-watering array of truffle inspired dishes on their signature modern Australian cuisine with a French twist. Look out for their porcini truffle ice cream – yes, truffle ice cream!
11 Waymouth Street, Adelaide 5000
Farina00 Pasta & Wine
Farina00 offer up the Gigli, which is Swiss brown mushrooms, truffle, thyme, cream and 24 month aged parmigiana reggiano – definitely a crowd favourite and has been on their menu since day one. All pasta is made fresh daily using Tipo 00 flour, Semola and Free Range Eggs. All sauces are also made fresh.
128 King William Road, Goodwood
To celebrate the season of truffles, Sugarnomad are offering their bestselling Caramelised Honey and Truffle Basque cheesecake. The traditional Spanish burnt cheesecake is topped with a generous amount of truffle shavings from locally sourced truffles at Australian owned Friend & Burrell, making their cake 15cm of utter deliciousness that will be off the menu at the end of the season – so what are you waiting for!
Pick up from their kitchen in Marden or drop off to specific locations
For their delivery schedule and to order click here.
The Tailor Touring Co.
Folks over at the Tailor Touring Co. have launched their Gourmet Truffle Hunting Experience Tour, giving South Aussie’s the opportunity to be escorted by truffle experts in collaboration with SA’s best gourmet food and wine producers in the Fleurieu Peninsula including Lovely Valley Truffles.
With only two departure dates on Friday 22 July 2022 and Friday 5 August 2022, this exclusive experience delves into The Currant Sheds specially curated menu of everything truffle so expect to see truffle butter, truffle shavings, truffle honey and truffle hollandaise with every dish. To finish off local character Geddes Wines will take you through a wine tasting.
$895 pp for 8 hours
3/262 Marion Rd, Netley
Anchovy Bandit has quickly become an iconic restaurant in Adelaide’s northern suburbs for its celebration of quality Italian food and inspiration from asian cuisines. Shavings of truffle sourced by Debs Oliver’s Lady Truffle can be added to any of their pasta dishes but are recommended for the rich flavours of their furikake Fettuccini and Westside mushroom Rigatoni.
3/96 Prospect Road, Prospect
A King William Road favourite Nido has come out with a new truffle inspired gnocchi dish that plays on its modern twist of traditional Italian cuisine. The buckwheat doughy pasta is tossed in a burnt butter sauce, melted in the sweetness of fontina DOP cheese and of course, topped with shavings of Aussie sourced Manjimup truffle.
Shop 2/160 King William Road, Hyde Park 5061
There isn’t anything more comforting than a bowl of fresh homemade pasta and that is exactly what Luigi’s are offering this winter. Inspired by the flavours of Napoli, their famous gnocchi has been paired with porcini and infused with truffle to add that extra bit of comfort in their winter pasta selection.
43 Franklin Street, Adelaide 5000