Last Wednesday night, Secret Foodies and Pepe Saya Butter celebrated the Truffle Season in style with a unique pop-up event called Truffle Hunt at Kitchen by Mike. Located in the heart of Rosebery this industrial style warehouse is a popular canteen style cafe by day. Come here any day of the week and it’s bound to be busy. We were fortunate enough to use the space for the evenings Truffle experience.
Foodies were invited to explore the mysterious truffle; its origins and versatility with Duncan Garvey of Perigord Truffles of Tasmania and other suppliers.
As guests entered the large, open space with concrete floors and exposed brick walls they were greeted with glasses of biodynamic wine from LOWE wines, Mudgee.
In the center of the room hanging from the high ceiling two large dark lamp shades hung strategically above one long table full of food. Guests were invited to dig in straight away with a whole leg of proscuitto, crumbled cheese, mussels, truffle butter and fresh bread laid before them.
From the kitchen, Mike and his team we cooking fresh polenta and shaving generous lashings of truffle on top. Baby potatoes were cooked in truffle butter and passed round. Merna from Dessertmakers made rice pudding with truffle for something different. She also had other sweet desserts on display for all to try.
Guitarist James Nichol set the mood for the evening with some live music while the recent ‘truffle hunt’ adventure film was projected on to one of the large walls for all to see.
Each supplier took the time to share their own experience with truffles as well as share more about their products and a ‘behind the scenes’ look at life as a producer.
Thank you to all our suppliers who got involved in the event including Perigord Truffles, Pepe Saya, Dessertmakers, Kinkawooka Mussels, Yara Valley Caviar, Country Valley Dairy, LOWE wines and of course Mike and the team from Kitchen by Mike for allowing us to use their beautiful space.