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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Fabulous Food at Fungi Feastival

The future is fungi and the future of food is fungi-fueled. The Fungi Feastival is promoting the taste sensation of ‘Fungi on the Menu’ from 16 June to 16 July at restaurants, cafes and eateries from Batemans Bay to Eden. Mushrooms and truffles are enjoyed by vegans, vegetarians, omnivores and especially ‘foodies’, in a wide range of dishes from cheese to icecream, pasta to pizza, and ragu to risotto.

Celebrate fungi food at the Fungi Feastival with one of four amazing fungi themed dinners. Starting at Florabel in Eden hosting a Truffle and Mushroom Tapas night on Saturday 24 June. Florabel’s mouth-watering menu includes mushroom, brie and burnt sage bruschetta; mushroom gyozas; truffle infused Spanish tortilla; garlic beans with truffle salt; mushroom vol-au-vent with shaved truffle; and truffle cheesecake.

In Bermagui, Il Passaggio modern Italian restaurant will be hosting a fungi themed dinner on Saturday 1 July with Fungi Feastival’s keynote speaker, ecologist and fungi author Alison Pouliot invited. Dinner will be a four-course set menu highlighting produce of the region. From local truffles to delicate mushrooms, Il Passaggio will provide an evening that will astound your taste buds.


The Dromedary Hotel in Central Tilba will continue to cook their delicious pasta with mushrooms, herbs and Crème Fraiche. The Drom are also hosting a special three-course fungi dinner on Tuesday 11 July. The Drom’s chefs will be using locally grown mushrooms and truffles alongside other fungi-based ingredients.

In Pambula, Wheelers Restaurant will continue their tradition of an annual Black Truffle Dinner on Thursday 13 July. Local black truffle farmers, Fiona Kotvojs and Alan Burdon of Gulaga Gold in Dignams Creek will be attending as special guest speakers. Learn about truffles while enjoying a delightfully decadent evening.

For more information on Fungi Feastival or to book a fungi themed dinner visit https://www.fungifeastival.com.au/food

The Fungi Feastival co-founders would like to give special thanks to our sponsors for supporting the establishment of the inaugural Fungi Feastival in 2023: Mumbulla Community Foundation, Bega Valley Shire Council, Global Giving and the Australian Government; Tilba Area and Narooma Chambers of Commerce; Sugar Bush Creative, Collective Cultures and Gulaga Gold.

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