The Melbourne Truffle Festival Company is celebrating Australiaʼs position as the worldʼs fourth largest truffle producing nation with their inaugural event, Truffle Melbourne at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of July.
Attracting some of Australiaʼs biggest names in food, the event will host the likes of My Kitchen Rules favourite Manu Feildel, Vue de Mondeʼs founder Shannon Bennett, global cooking sensation Guy Grossi, renowned chef and TV personality Shane Delia and Truffle Melbourne Executive Chef and Melbourne food icon Philippe Mouchel.
Over two huge days, Caulfield Racecourse will transform into a culinary heaven where the very best of Australian truffles and their artisan food partners will be on display. Meet truffle savvy dogs, discover truffle serving food trucks and master techniques for creating indulgent truffle dishes at home.
Event organisers are predicting more than 8,000 visitors will flock to the event and a whopping $300,000 worth of truffles will be enjoyed over the course of the festival, cementing Australianʼs love for the decadent treat.
Gates open at 10am both days and general admission tickets start from $26 with child, concession and two-day ticket discounts available. Please visit trufflemelbourne.com for the full program guide.
Taste, hunt, learn … Truffle Melbourne is a festival not to be missed.
Win 3 x double passes to Truffle Melbourne!
Gastrology has teamed up with The Melbourne Truffle Festival Company to give away 3 x double passes to Truffle Melbourne to 3 of our lucky readers!
The general admission tickets will provide our winners with entry to Caulfield Racecourse, a free truffle taster on arrival, access to the main stage to see the fantastic line up of celebrity and iconic Melbourne chefs including Manu, Guy Grossi, Philipee Mouchel, Shannon Bennett and Shane Delia, as well as access to a range of exhibitors showcasing Australia's best truffles and artisan food partners.
Each general admission ticket is valued at $26 each.
There is onsite parking available for $6 for those who would like to drive.
How to enter
All you have to do, is:
The best 3 entries, as judged by the Gastrology team, will each win a double pass to Truffle Melbourne!
The competition will run from Wednesday, 2 July 2014 to 3:00pm Friday, 4 July 2014 (winner to be announced on this post on Monday, 7 July 2014.
The fine print:
Only entries made using a valid email address are eligible. Your email address will not be published. This competition is a game is of skill not chance. This giveaway is open to readers in Australia only. Prize is not transferable or exchangeable or redeemable for cash. The Promoter is not responsible for prizes once they have been dispatched to the winner. The image of the prize is purely representative and the actual prize is subject to change.
[7/07/2014] Announcement: Winners of the Blog Giveaway: 3 x double passes to TRUFFLE MELBOURNE
Thank you to everyone who entered! The 3 winners are…
D. Schwarze with the following entry:
"My favourite truffle dish was an experience with Lobster tails, Champagne foam and truffles freshly shaved at the table (white gloves and all!) at Icebergs Restaurant (NSW) some years back. The thought of a delicate seafood dish with a strong element such as truffles was a new experience – almost confronting but worked very well together. #memorable"
C. Rothschild with the following entry:
“I dream of a softly poached egg, infused with local Victorian truffles served on the lightest polenta with some fine shaving of truffle and a little olive oil from Victoria. Simple and sublime.”
D. G.-McDade with the following entry:
"Slithers of Herb crusted lamb with truffle gnochi and honeyed shallots.."
Congratulations, the winners have been contacted via email. Competition Now Closed.