Media Release – 11 April 2012

Canberra Region truffle growers, chefs, restaurants and foodies are getting set for a big year of truffles with the 2012 Canberra & Capital Region Truffle Festival kicking off on Thursday 21 June, our Winter Solstice.

“This magical, wintry time of year brings with it the Canberra region’s highly prized quality French Black Truffles and marks the start of truffle season in one of Australia’s key truffle growing areas,” said Festival Director and self-confessed truffle groupie, Fred Harden.

“Some of the Canberra region’s best foodie venues including restaurants, wineries, bars, cafes, food markets and truffieres are on board this year to bring you the most amazing truffle-filled events,” he continued.

The festival will include activities such as the popular truffle hunts, master classes and cooking demonstrations led by esteemed chefs, truffle inspired menus and tasting sessions at some of the region’s best venues and educational truffle growing experiences and talks on Australian native truffles.

“We look forward to working with some of the region’s best producers and venues to host a winter-inspired truffle-packed festival this year and welcome all visitors to the Canberra region to experience it for themselves,” Fred concluded.

For more information visit www.trufflefestival.com.au

EVENT INFORMATION FOR YOUR DIARY/CALENDAR AND EVENTS PAGES:

What: Canberra & Capital Region Truffle Festival
Where: Various Canberra region venues including restaurants, wineries, bars, cafes, food markets and truffieres.
When: 21 June– 31 July 2012
Cost: Various depending on events
Web: www.trufflefestival.com.au
Images: See the For the Media section at www.trufflefestival.com.au

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