Sydney’s Best Winter Truffle Dinners

Eat, Guide, Sydney / 7 July 2024
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Sydney’s Best Winter Truffle Dinners

Eat, Guide, Sydney / 7 July 2024

It may be cold but ’tis the season to sprinkle all our favourite dishes with truffles! Take your pick from Sydney’s best truffle dinners in 2024.

Winter in Sydney is always synonymous with delicious truffles, known for their bold flavour and intense aroma. These gems add a touch of luxury to any dish, and when paired with Sydney’s vibrant dining scene, become a favourite activity for foodies in the colder months. We’ve rounded up a guide on some of the best truffle dinners around the city – from fine dining restaurants to cosy hidden gems and everything else in between.

Rocker, North Bondi

This Bondi hotspot is offering a five-course truffle set menu for $99, featuring all the umami goodness you could ask for. The menu starts with a delightful tableside treat – toasted sourdough with truffle butter and truffle honey. Followed by creamy burrata with shaved persimmon and truffle – a beautiful balance of sweet and savoury. The truffle risotto is an incredibly rich and luxurious pasta course, followed by the star of the show: a perfectly cooked wagyu rump cap with a decadent truffle jus. Feeling fancy? Splurge on some of their decadent add-ons, like a Truffle Negroni or a Truffled Lobster Roll, the perfect way to elevate your winter dining experience. With a communal vibe and a focus on delicious, truffle-infused fare, Rocker’s Truffle Dinners are a great option for a casual get-together with friends. Be sure to book ahead, as these dinners are sure to be popular.

WHEN: Every Thursday until 25th July
PRICE: $99 per person (5 courses)
BOOK: HERE

Noi, Petersham

If you’re looking for something a little more casual this truffle season, look no further than Noi’s truffle dinner series every Wednesday in July. This Petersham gem is known for its fresh, seasonal fare, and its truffle menu is no exception. For $84, you get a three-course set menu that highlights the star ingredient in each dish. You’ll start with a decadent wagyu tartare, accented with truffle and earthy roasted beetroot. The highlight for many however might be the optional pasta course for $29 that features tagliatelle with a rich porcini mushroom and ricotta filling, all generously coated in truffle. Mains are equally enticing, with a slow-cooked lamb porchetta served with braised radicchio and, of course, truffle. Don’t miss the dessert – a rich dark chocolate pannacotta with a touch of truffle in the crumble, offering a sweet and savoury finish to this delightful celebration. Booking ahead is recommended, so you can savour the taste of winter’s bounty in Noi’s warm and inviting atmosphere.

WHEN: Every Wednesday in July
PRICE: $84 per person (3 courses)
BOOK: HERE

The Erko, Erskineville

The Erko in Erskineville is running a “Truffle Week” throughout July, offering a delicious way to experience the magic of truffles. The menu offers heartwarming dishes like a gooey mushroom and black truffle toastie, as well as a decadent wagyu pappardelle bathed in a rich ragout and truffle pecorino. Feeling fancy? Opt for the baked brie, available in whole or in half portions, and enjoy its creamy richness enhanced by truffle and honeycomb. The beauty of The Erko’s Truffle Week? These specials are available all day alongside their regular pub fare, making it an accessible way to indulge in a touch of truffle luxury.

WHEN: Monday 15th July – Sunday 21st July
PRICE: Week long specials
BOOK: HERE

Nico, Cammeray

Nico’s decadent Truffle Night, is a special event happening only twice this July. Nestled in Cammeray, Nico offers a cosy and stylish escape that transports you to the Italian coast with its warm hospitality and delicious food. On July 10th and 24th, they’re featuring a lavish six-course truffle tasting menu for just $99 per person. Expect the rich, earthy flavours of black truffles to take centre stage in every dish, from the opening focaccia with truffle burrata to the decadent truffle tiramisu finale. In between, you’ll savour delights like zucchini flower stuffed with truffle ricotta and tagliatelle with smoked butter and truffle.

WHEN: Wednesday 24th July
PRICE: $99 per person (4 courses)
BOOK: HERE

The Fenwick Truffle Dinner Sydney 2024

The Fenwick, Balmain East

Looking for a more progressive take on the truffle experience? The Fenwick’s truffle dinner might be your perfect match. This four-course set menu, priced at $105 per person, showcases the versatility of truffles with a focus on interesting flavour combinations. You’ll start with a delightful amuse-bouche of truffle butter on sourdough, followed by a more adventurous option – kangaroo tartare with a touch of truffle and stilton cream. The main course is a classic, fillet steak Rossini, but with the addition of shaved truffle for a touch of luxury. Even dessert gets the savoury treatment, a Valrhona chocolate creation with truffle and vanilla bean ice cream. There’s also the option to add a wine pairing for the evening. If you’re looking to expand your truffle horizons and appreciate a creative approach to fine dining, then The Fenwick’s truffle dinner is a must-try.

WHEN: Thursday 18th July
PRICE: $105 per person (4 courses, matching wines available for $40 per person)
BOOK: HERE

Truffle Dinner At Lana Sydney 2024

Lana, Sydney

Executive Chef Alex Wong has crafted a special nine-course menu showcasing the best of Australian truffles. Expect modern Italian dishes with a delightful Asian twist, featuring truffles from both local Canberra farms and Western Australia’s Stonebarn Truffles. We’re talking bluefin tuna with truffle mascarpone, Abrolhos scallops with truffle and kombu, and even a decadent Monte Bianco dessert with truffle and miso gelato. Tickets are $169, so grab a friend and prepare for a luxurious exploration of all things earthy and musky.

WHEN: Wednesday 24th July
PRICE: $169 per person
BOOK: HERE

The Bridgeview Hotel, Willoughby

The Bridgeview Hotel in Willoughby is hosting a special Truffle Dinner on July 27th that won’t break the bank. For just $75, you can enjoy a four-course truffle feast that showcases the versatility of this prized ingredient. The experience kicks off with two truffle-infused snacks alongside a refreshing native spritz. Think house-made potato bread slathered with truffle butter and a decadent steak tartare with cured egg, all featuring those luxurious truffle notes. This is followed by a pan-seared scallop dish with cauliflower, brown butter, and more truffles, paired with a zesty McLaren Vale Fiano wine. For the main course, they’re serving roasted duck breast with a rich beetroot gratin, celeriac, and a truffle jus, complemented by a robust Victorian Pinot Noir. And to finish it all off? A delightful chocolate truffle “hunt” for dessert – a playful and fitting end to your adventure.

WHEN: Saturday 27th July
PRICE: $75 per person (includes 4 courses, a spritz and two paired wines)
BOOK: HERE

The Charles Brasserie, Sydney

The Charles Brasserie’s one-night-only event brings together a dream team of chefs – including The Charles’ own Executive Chef Billy Hannigan and Head Pastry Chef Rhiann Mead – alongside Kanny Kim from The Truffle Farm and truffle expert Jayson Mesman. The menu is a three-course truffle extravaganza, showcasing the best of Australian truffles. Expect dishes that highlight the rich, earthy flavours of these prized fungi, from a truffle salt-cured lamb rump to pappardelle with smoked buffalo curd and shaved truffles. And to top it all off? A decadent truffle-infused Russian Honey Cake – a must-try for any dessert lover.

WHEN: Tuesday 30th July
PRICE: $175 per person ( 3 courses, canapes on arrival, wine pairing extra)
BOOK: HERE

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