Join us for a specially curated menu by Executive Chef Renee Martillano celebrating Australian black truffles with matching wines paired by renowned Melbourne sommelier Jeff Salt & special guest speaker from Friend & Burrell.
“Simon Friend and Bryan Burrell have been involved in the Australian truffle industry from its early days. They share a view that every truffle requires careful assessment of appearance, feel, aroma, flavour, moisture, texture and overall condition before it’s introduced to any kitchen. Not every “pearl of the earth” is worthy of being a “diamond of the kitchen”. Simon has a clear eye, a keen nose and a sharp trimming knife, assessing truffles, or parts of truffles, worthy of any chef’s attention.
Collaborating with Australia’s leading truffle farmers in various regions in Western Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria, Friend & Burrell has extensive, specialist experience and understanding of truffles. These fungal fruits have mystified and intoxicated living beings since ancient times with their warm fragrance and earthy, musky, pungent complexity.
Working with truffiéres across varied regions enables F&B to secure a reliable, consistently good supply chain of truffles of diverse character and to enjoy the longest possible season with good quality truffles from the early harvests (usually from WA) through to the latest (usually from Victoria and Tasmania).”