Truffle treats

Chef Sophie Budd with the star of this weekend’s event in Manjimup - the famed black truffle. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d420880
Chef Sophie Budd with the star of this weekend’s event in Manjimup - the famed black truffle. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d420880

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

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

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

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

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

The event will include ‘Hunt and Harvest’ gala dinners and lunches, Co-Op dining, masterclasses, wine glass experiences, truffle-hunting, farmers’ markets, demonstrations and other foodie experiences.

Budd said she was looking forward to working with Grossi and local chefs who were passionate about their craft.

She added it was an important weekend for the region as not only would it boost tourism, but also highlight the produce grown in the area.

For more information visit trufflekerfuffle.com.au.