Star-studded line-up for Mundaring Truffle Festival
Dr Kim Hames
Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Tourism
Some of the brightest stars of Australia’s food industry, including Neil Perry, Guillaume Brahimi, Nino Zocalli, Alain Fabrègues and Anna Gare, will appear at Mundaring Truffle Festival, to be held on July 28-29, 2012 at Mundaring Sculpture Park
Tourism Minister Kim Hames said the festival had attracted an impressive line-up of chefs, a testament to the Western Australian truffle industry. “WA produces more black truffles than the rest of the country combined and the annual Mundaring Truffle Festival celebrates this rare culinary delight,” Dr Hames said.
The Minister said the Mundaring Truffle Festival was the brainchild of celebrated French chef Alain Fabrègues, who established the event in partnership with the Shire of Mundaring in 2007. “Now in its sixth year, the festival has become one of the most anticipated culinary features of our State’s diverse events calendar, attracting visitors from interstate and overseas,” he said.
“This year, festival-goers can enjoy a range of truffle-themed activities including tastings, cooking classes and demonstrations, long table lunches, children’s activities and truffle dog demonstrations.” Dr Hames said the State Government, through Eventscorp, was proud to support the festival.
Picture: Tourism Minister Dr Kim Hames competes in a sushi-rolling contest at the launch of the Mundaring Truffle Festival.