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Forage and Fibre

Winter 2019


Truffle Hunt Anyone? 

Truffles are foraged for under the direction of some very clever dogs that look just like this gorgeous fellow.  I've recently learnt the wonderment of our fungi friend - the truffle (French Perigord Black to be precise).  Magic things happen when you add the tiniest amount of truffle to some foods and who would have guessed that we have a brilliant truffierre not too far out of Ballarat that not only shows you how to find and harvest the truffle but also how to include in your cooking. 

Come with me on a trip of discovery - and since we're going up that way, I've put together 2 events so you can enjoy a mini break in the terrific Goldfields region of Victoria.  Truffle season has a "petite" window from May to August - I'm not going to guild the lily here .... it gets very cold up this way but with the cold comes beautiful vistas in front of warm open fire places...enough said???

Who needs Melbourne - Regional Victoria is where it's at!!  Check out my offerings...

Fibre and Forage - Victorian Style!!

Friday 19th and Saturday 20th July 2019.

This has been designed for our interstate friends who would like to attend the Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show and because we are efficient, a visit to  Black Cat Truffles  where we will also learn about the terrific truffle as they are  just about as fabulous as fibre!

I can also arrange a pick up  location for any Melburnians that would like to come along.
Pick up will be from Melbourne Airport by 12noon on Friday 19th July. You'll need to book and pay for your flights to Melbourne. When your flight arrives you can enjoy a coffee in the ParkRoyal hotel across from the terminals whilst we wait for other guests.Then it's an hour drive to the Truffiere to forage for truffle. This will impress your friends! We'll go hunting and gathering with the truffle dogs and then enjoy some bubbles and truffly treats. Later in the afternoon we'll check into our accommodation and enjoy dinner and excellent regional hospitality. After a wholesome breakfast in the morning we'll be off to Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show for a feast of fibre at its finest! A terrific day will be had at the Sheep Show - there's something for everyone: excellent fashion parades, prize winning sheep, sheepdog trials, indie dyers and wool producers showing their latest.  And colour and movement that can't be beaten.  Then an early dinner on the way back to the airport by 7.30pm.
Inclusions: Return transport from Melbourne Airport, twin share accommodation including breakfast, truffle hunting, admission to Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show plus 2 x dinners and a fabulous goody bag to remind you why Victoria is so great!

$500 PER PERSON ($100 extra for single room supplement). 



Wool Threads
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Forage for Fabulous!!

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August 2019 (sorry for the date change).

Our meeting place will be at Ballarat Train Station before 1pm (train journey time from Southern Cross is just over an hour). We'll visit a local winery for a late lunch and wine tasting and other fun things before we check into our accommodation and enjoy dinner and excellent regional hospitality. Next morning there's breakfast and off to the truffiere with it's beautiful oak trees. We'll be shown the art of foraging for truffle. And it can be done with a glass of bubbles in your other hand! After a couple of hours, you'll be dropped back at Ballarat and will surely enjoy the train ride home.

Inclusions: Return transport from Ballarat train station and getting around to our venues, one night twin share accommodation, lunch and wine tasting at the winery, coffees, truffle day out. Alcohol will need to be purchased where not provided.

$320 PER PERSON ($100 extra for single room supplement).   To book CLICK HERE

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