Sydney’s Best Truffle Dishes
In the foodie world, winter signals the start of truffle season. The culinary treasures are one of the most expensive ingredients on earth, retailing for around $2,000 a kilo – but and from mid-June to August, our chefs give us a taste. This year, they’re adding truffle twists to their menus, and creating new plates that put the fungi front and centre.
Here’s where to dine this truffle season in Sydney.
As if dining at OTTO wasn’t enough of a treat, the restaurant has just launched its truffle service. If you want to add truffles to your dish, a white-gloved waiter will bring a selection of Australian black Manjimup truffles to your table. Once you’ve chosen one, they’ll sprinkle a generous shaving on your plate. Stuck? Go for the wild mushroom risotto.
6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo
After the wild success of its ‘Celebrating Truffles’ menu last year, Three Williams is back with a bigger menu for 2018. Dreamed up by head chef Jacquie Ektoros (ex-Guillaume), it’s made up of seven truffle dishes. While you can’t go wrong with any of them, we recommend tucking into the Peking duck pasta, crispy-skinned chicken breast or the crumpet with mandarin, honey and ricotta.
613A Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
What’s better than a cheesy toastie? A truffle toastie! Devon Café served its first five years ago. Fast forward to 2018, and its three locations are dishing up truffles in every way you can imagine. Along with a deliciously decadent egg pasta and mi goreng, you can order a chocolate-y, hazelnut-y truffle latte and even a truffle sundae dotted with mini chestnut pop-tarts.
Surry Hills, Barangaroo, North Sydney
This truffle season, Mode Kitchen & Bar will be treating diners to a 'Festival of Truffle' until mid-August. Indulge in Head Chef Francesco Mannelli's total truffle menu with the three-course Truffle Tasting menu or upgrade to the four-course Truffle Table experience. Hot tip- order the signature wild mushroom and fresh black truffle risotto. It's a crowd favourite for a reason.
Four Seasons Hotel- 199 George Street, Sydney
With views over the sparkling waters of Walsh Bay, this Italian eatery is as chic as its harbourfront setting. This truffle season, executive chef Roberto Taffuri is whipping up ricotta ravioli with fresh black truffles, burnt butter, thyme, walnuts and parmesan fondue. Along with this limited-edition dish, you can feast on the Piemontese pizza with smoked pancetta, baked rosemary potato, pecorino and truffle paste.
Shop 7, 21 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Tucked inside The Star, Black is a foodie favourite with award-winning chef Dany Karam at the helm. This season, he’s created a three-course truffle degustation starring a grass-fed Angus fillet with sweetbread, herb salad and shaved truffle, and roasted pineapple with truffle ice-cream for dessert. You can opt to add matching wines, or simply ask for truffle on any a la carte dish.
The Star, Level G, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont
Over the bridge, Ormeggio is satisfying truffle cravings in style. For a limited time, the Italian restaurant is serving a five-course truffle menu for breakfast and lunch (excluding Sunday nights). From kangaroo tartar tacos and porcini fritters to handmade taglioni and braised wagyu, each dish features fresh truffles from Manjimup, Western Australia. To really treat yourself, add the matching ‘premium’ wines.
D’Albora Marinas, Spit Road, Mosman
At Paper Bird, each plate is as delicious as the next thanks to the fusion of East Asian flavours. Start your day with scrambled eggs and black truffle on sourdough, and then go back for the signature fried chicken with soy, maple syrup and truffle. The chefs are also cooking up acorn flour noodles (a type of Korean pasta) with enoki mushrooms and fresh truffle.
46A Macleay Street, Potts Point
Work in the city? We have a sneaky feeling The Wilmot will be your long lunch destination this winter. In the Primus Hotel, the restaurant is serving up pumpkin gnocchi with mushroom and black truffles, and a cheesy cauliflower risotto with chestnuts, truffle and lashings of parmesan. If your day’s crazy-busy, pick up the wagyu brisket burger with caramelised onions and fresh truffle.
Primus Hotel, 339 Pitt Street, Sydney
Shake up your next pizza party at Salt Meats Cheese by ordering the truffle pizza. Topped with fior di latte cheese, mushrooms, fresh truffles and a drizzle of truffle oil, it pops out of the woodfired oven smelling divine, and tastes even better. You can keep the theme going with the truffle fries and risotto with lashings of truffle pecorino. Buon appetito!
Circular Quay, Broadway, Drummoyne