Where to get your truffle fix in Brisbane this winter | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Where to get your truffle fix in Brisbane this winter

We’ve done the sniffing so you can do the eating.

If you think truffle is hard to come by in Brisbane, think again. We’ve rounded up our favourite truffle dishes in town, and it makes for pretty tasty winter eating…

Bar Alto | New Farm

Masters of modern Italian, the team at Bar Alto knows that sometimes the classics are best left as they are. This week, Bar Alto is offering an epic truffle special—we’re talking 40-egg-yolk tajarin pasta tossed through cultured butter, topped with Parmigiano-Reggiano, and fresh Manjimup black truffle. Classic, and hella classy.

Il Verde | King St

Truffle and cheese are a match made in heaven, and a match that King Street’s Il Verde executes perfectly. Their gnocchi tartufo is loaded with portobellini mushrooms, and Grana Padano in a rich truffle sauce, while the tartufata pizza is topped with fior di latte, shaved parmesan, AND truffle ricotta, as well as pancetta, red onion, and wild rocket.

1889 Enoteca | Woolloongabba 

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting 1889 Enoteca, chances are you’ve tried this bad boy. Or, if you’ve ever met us, chances are you’ve heard us rave about this bad boy. We’re obviously talking about the gnocchi with pork and fennel sausage, parmesan cheese, and black truffle tapenade. It’s next level. 

La Lune Wine Co. | South Brisbane

This cosy wine bar sits in chic Fish Lane and rocks a concise menu of European bites, alongside a lengthy wine list. At the moment, their daily specials revolve around truffles, and last week they were dishing up gnocchi with pancetta, broad beans, and black truffle…but you’ll have to pop by to see what’s on offer next! 

Salt Meats Cheese | Various Locations

With eateries in South Bank, Newstead and Surfers Paradise, the Salt Meats Cheese crew is ensuring you can get your truff fix wherever you are! Their Super truffle bros pizza is a favourite, topped with roasted mushrooms, fior di latte, goats cheese, and truffle paste, alongside the mushroom gnocchi, complete with truffle, ricotta, brown butter, sage, and walnuts. From Monday, July 20 until Sunday, July 26, the Newstead and Surfers Paradise venues will have a dedicated truffle menu, featuring truffle brie, bruschetta, pizza, pappardelle, and a very special truffle cocktail! 

Neesh Bar | Woolloongabba

Truffle for breaky? It’s a great big yep from us.

Wake up on the right side of the bed and head into Neesh Bar for some bomb shrooms on toast! We’re talking toasted ciabatta piled high with a trio of mushrooms, slow roasted tomatoes, crispy lemon kale, black garlic, and truffle oil. 

Patina at Customs House | CBD

One of their winter staples, Patina’s mushroom tarte Tatin pairs perfectly with a fruity glass of white, and those stunning river views. Loaded up with onion caramel, rocket, crème fraîche and truffle, the balance of freshness, heartiness and earthiness in this dish is something to behold. 

La Lupa | West End

La Lupa is more than just a neighbourhood pizzeria. With a menu of authentic Italian eats and a gorgeous fit-out, La Lupa makes for the perfect night out. Particularly when you start your meal with cacio e pere–poached pears with prosciutto di Parma, Tuscan truffle pecorino, hazelnuts, and honey.

As if Sunday wasn’t already the sweetest day of the week, Emporium Hotel’s luxe Signature restaurant  is launching a very special Sunday lunch service, to kick off on August 9. The first five weeks will revolve around truffles and pay homage to some of Queensland’s best produce, with the likes of a gruyere panna cotta with prosciutto, green beans and truffle vinaigrette, and a gorgeous Brisbane valley quail ravioli with truffle veloute. Book your table by calling 3556 3333 or emailing dine@emporiumhotels.com.au.
Montrachet | Bowen Hills

You know a restaurant is good when you go just for their bread. That’s certainly the case for us and Montrachet–their freshly baked baguettes come with a side of truffle and honey butter…

Bender’s Bar | South Brisbane

No, you don’t need to get all dressed up and go somewhere fancy to taste truffle…Bender’s Bar is serving it up in the most humble way possible! Get comfy in a booth, order a beer, hoe into a burger and be sure to grab a serve of truffle fries on the side. Cheers to that. 

Everyday we’re truffling.


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Words by Elizabeth Markwell
- The gourmet who is forever dreaming of truffle gnocchi.