Truffle Season

Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 12 August 2014

Truffles are held in high esteem in Middle Eastern, French, Spanish, Italian and Greek cooking. Black truffle is the second most commercially valuable type and Sydney siders can not get enough. So when the winter harvest arrives restaurants around the city go truffle mad! Here are our four favourite dining rooms serving up black truffle goodness.

Devon Cafe, Surry Hills

Devon will not only be serving up scrambled eggs and side dishes with the option of truffle on top but also the most ridiculous toastie you have ever had. Pecorino, gruyere and wild mushrooms in parsley and garlic butter with shaved truffle to top it off!
76 Devonshire St, Surry Hills – Open Monday to Saturday 8am – 4pm.

Mille Vini, Surry Hills

Do you remember hearing about the largest truffle found in the southern highlands not too long ago? Well, the chefs at Mille Vini got their hands on it and you won’t believe how cheap it is to get a piece for yourself. Choose your favourite dish from the mains list, we went with the slow roasted porchetta (pork belly rolled with marinated pork loin) and you have the option of topping it off with black truffle for $59. 397 Crown St, Surry Hills – Open for lunch Monday to Sunday 12-3pm and dinner 5-10pm. 

The Star, Pyrmont

The Star is celebrating the winter harvest with a set of truffle menus at restaurants Balla, Black by Ezard and Sokyo. How does veal wrapped in prosciutto with sautéed mushrooms and black truffle from Balla sound? Amazing, right? Maybe Japanese truffle donuts with nashi pear sorbet from Sokyo takes your fancy? Whatever your taste, you will find it at The Star. 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont. 

Mr Wong, CBD

Mr Wong is keeping it simple with egg fried rice, shiitake mushrooms and butter, not to overpower the fragrance of the rice but the shiitake mushroom ‘accentuates the truffle aroma.’ Almost like an Asian version of black truffle risotto. 3 Bridge Lane, Sydney CBD – Open for lunch Monday to Sunday 12-3pm and dinner 5:30pm-late.