Hunt the truffle fare for foodies

Gourmet extravaganza
Gourmet extravaganza

The weekend culinary and sensory journey featuring two days of food and wine taste sensations will also include the guest appearances of chefs Guy Grossi, Hadleigh Troy, Peter Manifis and Sophie Budd.

Budd, the owner of Taste Budds Cooking School in Highgate, will take part in the festival for the second time and will run the Sunday Farmers’ Lunch.

‘Last year I did a wattle seed tiramisu with shaved truffle on top, as well as cooking demo with Print Halls Shane Watson,’ she said.

‘This year I will be running the Sunday Farmers’ Lunch as part of my new venture with Katrina Lane of Taste of Balingup and Bella Bushell of Food Land Culture.

‘We are highlighting the local produce and having conversations about food, provenance and what is really going on for farmers.’

The gastronomical weekend will include Hunt and Harvest gala dinners and lunches, Co-Op dining, master classes, wine glass experiences, truffle-hunting, farmers markets, demonstrations and other foodie experiences.

Budd said she was looking forward to working with Guy Grossi and local chefs who were passionate about their craft. She added it was important for the region as not only would it boost tourism, but also highlight the produce grown in the area.

‘I’m looking forward to meeting Guy Grossi but most of all to hang out with the local chefs,’ Budd said.

‘There is a really good crew of chefs in WA all doing good stuff and cooking with integrity ” I feel very privileged to be able to work with these great chefs.

‘The Southern Forests Food Council are doing great stuff, really educating people what is grown in the region and where they can buy it.

‘We need this representation for all regions ” people need to know where their food comes from.’

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