Every year, Melbourne’s restaurants fight to acquire the best and biggest truffles to serve their guests. Few, however, will present the range and variety of this delicacy available in Australia as the upcoming St Ali dinner without the hefty surcharge, thanks to Madame Truffles – Australia’s only specialist truffle store who sources the highest quality truffle from around the country.
Not long ago, truffles were the domain of the few. Now, thanks to the work of chefs such as St Ali’s Andrew Gale and truffle providores like Madame Truffles, these prized and highly seasonal black diamonds of the kitchen are more accessible to Melbourne diners.
On Saturday July 25th St Ali will present the St Ali x Madame Truffles dinner, a banquet-style menu, designed to be shared.
Madame Truffles is known for sourcing the highest quality truffle from the best regions in Australia, with attention to the widest variations of terroir. For this event, the Madame will showcase a number of different truffles* for the banquet. The final menu is still a secret but here are some examples of what you can enjoy on the night:
- Caramelized onion broth with roast quail matched with smoky truffle from Braidwood (NSW)
- Whole steamed Tasmanian Trumpeter matched with sweet but robust truffle from Pemberton truffles (WA),
- Whole roast Sevens Creek bolar blade Wagyu carved at the table and served with seasonal sides and truffle with a distinctive parmesan cheese aroma from Manjimup (WA),
- Chocolate soufflé with Madame’s own truffle ice cream
Date: Saturday July 25
Times: from 5.30pm onwards
Menu price: $70.00 per person for five dishes, $20 for kids (fish and truffle chips)
Wine Matching: $40.00 per person available on the evening
*depending on availability of harvest
12-18 Yarra Place