If you didn't check out Gelato Messina's Creative Department last time it made it to Brisbane, then this August is the perfect time to do so — because the gelato fiends are adding truffles to all their dishes. In conjunction with Parksbourne Produce and Oakfield Truffles, Messina's Creative Department is crafting a special seven-course gelato-meets-gourmet mushrooms degustation for just two weeks.
So what kind of truffle-gelato goodness have the masterminds come up with this time around? There's a whole new menu, and it's filled with the ingredient in question. Expect truffle oil with grapefruit and ginger granita; truffles with oysters and Kiki kosho sorbet; truffle mousse with eucalyptus jelly and strawberry, hibiscus and berry pepper sorbet; and smoked and cured duck egg yolk gelato with shiitake, celeriac and truffle foam. You'll also be trying the black truffle gelato with potato and parmesan risotto, which comes with truffle oil-infused oolong tea — plus the caramelised oak gelato with truffle and passionfruit souffle.
Tickets are $160 per person and, based off how quick these things sell out around the country, you'll want to grab your tickets ASAP.