The annual truffle season is now in full swing in the Canberra region. If you have never tried a truffle dish and are wondering what all the fuss is about the chefs at Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar have curated an additional specially designed lunch & dinner menu to showcase the locally sourced wonderful black truffle.
Originally from the south of France, truffles are ideally suited to the Canberra region climate. The extreme heat in the summer, coupled with our cold frosty winters and dry days, make it an ideal breeding ground. The truffieres in the region are mainly family businesses who with research, careful selection of a location, quality tree stock, and good soil management, are at the forefront of an emerging truffle industry in Australia. The Truffle Farm in the lush rolling hills of Mt Majura is one of the best in the region and supplies many local restaurants throughout the season with fresh truffles including Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar.
Located in Barton, within the premises of Hotel Realm, Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar pairs classic French dishes with seasonal local ingredients with truffles being a big highlight during the colder months. The Truffle Farm Lunch and Dinner menu is full of tempting dishes.
We popped in for lunch on a cold winter day and were instantly warmed up by the depths of flavours within the first taste of our two entrees – a Truffled French onion soup with Gruyère cheese croutons & a Slow-Cooked Duck Egg with fresh truffle, pata negra Jamón, peas, leek, hazelnut crumbs.
For mains we tried the fluffiest Twice-Baked Gruyere Cheese Souffle with fresh truffle, radicchio & baby cos heart salad and the Scotch Fillet served with pommes frites, mixed leaf salad and a generous amount of the tastiest truffle butter we have ever had, which when melted over the scotch fillet was pure perfection and the best steak we have had in Canberra.
What you need to know
Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar is located at 18 National Circuit, Barton within Hotel Realm. To make a booking call 02 6163 1818 or visit http://hotelrealm.com.au/restaurants/buvette-bistro-wine-bar/
* Sophia dined as a guest of Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar and enjoyed every single morsel of lunch