How to plan the perfect truffle dinner party

Whether you’re an experienced fungi-master or a truffle trainee, there is always more to learn about cooking with this mysterious little flavour sensation.

Hosting a truffle-themed dinner party is a great way to share (and show off) your newfound skills in the kitchen. Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got everything you need to get from zero to truffle hero.

BOOK A TRUFFLE HUNT

Before you get into the kitchen, it’s important to know what you’re dealing with. A great way to get to know truffle is to go straight to the source and go on a truffle hunt.

There are five truffles growers in the Canberra region that offer a range of truffle hunt experiences. Each includes a hands-on hunt with trained truffle dogs and tastings afterwards. Some growers have truffle available for sale and others offer dining experiences and even cooking classes.

Check out Tarago Truffles, Turalla Truffles, Macenmist Black Truffles and Wines, Blue Frog Truffles and L’Air Du Wombat Truffles for more information.

TAKE A COOKING CLASS

If you’re going to cook with the best, you need to learn from the best. Why not grab some friends, tie up an apron and learn from an experienced chef how to get the most out of your truffle?

Macenmist and Turalla truffle farms both offer hunts with a masterclass and Foodish offers a hands-on masterclass and lunch with paired wines.

Armed with the right information, experience and skills, you’ll be well-prepared to host a delicious truffle dinner party for family and friends. You’ll even have a few truffle tales to share!