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The best places to eat truffle in Canberra this winter

Updated 27 Jun 2024

Indulge in Canberra's finest truffle experiences

As truffle season unfolds, Canberra's top restaurants are showcasing these delectable treasures with inventive paddock-to-plate creations that are simply irresistible. Embark on a culinary journey through this curated list of must-try dishes and savour the essence of the season's truffle trail.

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Beltana Farm

Escape the ordinary and embrace a unique dining experience at Beltana Farm Dining. Indulge in a farm-style shared menu set amidst a sprawling trufferie, where the aroma of fresh truffles infuses every dish.

Extend your stay by booking one of Beltana Farm's luxury yurts and immerse yourself in the serene countryside. Guests can also enjoy recreational activities like tennis, cycling through the picturesque surroundings, and meeting Drake, the lovable truffle dog.

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The Truffle Farm

Look no further than The Truffle Farm for the quintessential truffle experience. Team up with the owner of the farm and the truffle dogs to unearth these prized possessions. The executive chef will prepare an unforgettable dining experience and teach you all the secrets to using truffles at home.

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RAKU

If Japanese is your style swing by Canberra’s city centre for a fine-dining experience like no other at RAKU who will be hosting a few unmissable truffle dinners throughout July. Watch the action while you sit at the bar-come-kitchen offering a 10 to 12 course set menu, of all new truffle-focused dishes that are not available on the regular menu. There will be options to pair the course with a matching wine to get the complete experience. 

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Contentious Character

Experience pure indulgence at Contentious Character's urban winery in Dairy Road Precinct, Fyshwick with a tantalising five-course truffle degustation from a meticulously crafted menu by Head Chef, Andy Park. The menu celebrates the earthy richness of truffles with the option to pair with their finest wines. Delight your palate with an exquisite culinary journey amidst the chic ambience of the urban winery. 

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Compa

Matt Moran’s recently opened Italian steak restaurant, Compa, is unveiling its inaugural truffle menu featuring locally sourced truffles from The Truffle Farm. Highlights among the truffle-infused dishes include fire-roasted scallops, truffle polenta, and truffle gelato. For those looking to elevate their dining experience, guests can customise any dish by adding truffle for $20 per 5g.

Explore their innovative truffle cocktails, such as the Truffle Shuffle Negroni, crafted with The Canberra DistilleryTruffle Farm Gin, complemented by Campari, Rosso Antico, Antica Formula, and Truffle EVOO. Don't miss this opportunity to indulge in the exquisite flavours of truffles at Compa.

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    &Sando

    Like sister venue Compa, &Sando will have two menu specials to be available throughout truffle season: ‘I knew you were truffle when you walked in’ is a truffle loaded grilled cheese toastie, and they also have a truffle french onion soup on offer. The perfect express truffle = option if a long lunch isn't on the cards. 

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    Mount Majura Vineyard

    What better way to indulge in this delicacy than at Mount Majura Vineyard, paired perfectly with their exquisite wines? Neighbour Jayson from The Truffle Farm provides the freshest truffles, infusing them into a luxuriously rich triple-cream brie-style cheese. Accompanying this delectable treat is a flight of three 80ml glasses of wine, carefully selected to complement the truffled brie. Savour the elegance of the 2011 Late Disgorged Silurian Sparkling, along with a cellar red, for a truly exceptional tasting experience.

    This truffle and wine flight is available on weekends throughout June, July, and August. Online bookings close the day prior, so be sure to reserve your spot in advance. 

    Savoury dish topped with truffle shavings served artfully.

    Australian Parliament House

    Experience a culinary journey like no other as you sample the region’s finest truffles at the Australian Parliament House. Handpicked from Macenmist Black Truffles in Bredbo, these treasures are expertly crafted into an unforgettable dining experience by Chef David Learmonth.

    Throughout the evening, Chef Learmonth will illuminate his menu design process, sharing the artistry behind infusing sensational truffles into the region’s top produce. Indulge in a tantalizing array of the nation’s best seasonal ingredients, sustainable proteins, and a thoughtfully curated cheese course. Conclude your gastronomic adventure with a showstopping dessert and petit fours meticulously prepared by our talented pastry team.

    Winter Market: Truffles, Wine, and Artisan Goods

    Celebrate the season's bounty at the Dairy Road Winter Market where you can explore the best of cold-climate produce. Indulge in fine foods like truffles, wine, garlic, olives, and more, while browsing the Cellar Door wine market inside The Vault. Alongside a vibrant street and garden of farmer’s stalls, this chef’s market offers direct access to premium and rare goods from the region.

    With over 50 seasonal producers participating, you'll find an array of winter delights from regional farms, brought to you in collaboration with the Southern Harvest Association and the Canberra Truffle Festival.

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