Mark your diaries as you will not want to miss this… From Tuesday 24th to Sunday 29th August, Mister Bianco restaurant in Kew will be celebrating truffles by giving diners the opportunity to experience a truffle farm – in the restaurant!
As a part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, owner Joe Vargetto will be bringing the country to metro Melbourne and with it some of the very best truffles. Giuseppe’s Cooking School at Mister Bianco will be transformed to a truffle farm with soil, trees and a truffle hunt. Guests will be able to meet truffle farmer Robert Utter of Buxton Truffles and his dog to learn about the growing and hunting process before they watch the truffle dog find a truffle. All in the comfort of the restaurant.
Wednesday to Saturday evenings and Thursday & Friday lunches will offer a delectable Prix Fixe menu with a truffle focus.
Tuesday 24th August will see the Truffle Farm & Gala Dinner. Guests can experience the truffle farm, along with a five-course truffle-centric degustation menu with matching wines. Tickets are $159 per person and available via https://www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au/program/truffle-farm-and-gala-dinner-7855
On Sunday 29th August, Mister Bianco will open for a Truffle Farm & Lunch event at 12.30pm. Priced $103 per person, the set sharing menu will include antipasti, truffle pasta and risotto, delicious Porchetta and cannoli to finish – accompanied by wine and coffee. It will be perfect for escaping the cold and enjoying with family and friends. And of course, guests can visit the truffle farm. Tickets available via
So, to experience a ‘real’ truffle farm, complete with farmer, dog and truffle hunt in the heart of Kew and to enjoy the very best truffle dishes, Melburnians should head to Mister Bianco this August.
For bookings at Mister Bianco during Truffle Week but outside of the dinner and lunch event – Wednesday to Saturday evenings and Thursday & Friday lunch, guests should visit www.misterbianco.com.au or call 03 9853 6929.