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With Te Puke Truffles

17, 18, 19, 23, 26, 30 July, 11am - 2pm

"In fine, the truffle is the very diamond of gastronomy.” 

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, 1787

Want to go on the ultimate foodie experience? Kitchen Takeover and Te Puke Truffles are teaming up to offer our foodie tribe a rare and memorable experience that brings together the best of the Bay of Plenty’s produce and people. 


Since 2015 Maureen and Colin, owners of Te Puke truffles have been harvesting some of the best quality truffles in New Zealand. Now they want to invite you onto their lifestyle farm to go on a once in a lifetime experience and hunt a truffle on 17- 19th July (sold out) and new dates Thursday 23rd, Sunday 26th and Thursday 30th July from 11-2pm. 


You will get to go on a search with their truffle hunting dog Jed as he helps you sniff out a black Perigord truffle at the height of the truffle season which only lasts from June-July. Once you have found your edible treasure, you will have the opportunity to taste the truffles in a host of different ways.  


And if that isn’t enough, we’ve challenged our head chef Rob Foresman to create a delectable goodie bag for you to take home hero-ing the delicious truffle from the farm. 


What does the day look like?


  • 11am - Arrive at Te Puke Truffle’s farm in Paengaroa

  • 11.15am - Complimentary morning tea and a chance to learn all about truffles and how the truffle farm was created 

  • 12.00pm - Truffle hunting 

  • 1.00pm - Complimentary truffle tastings - everything from salt to cheese, butter to popcorn.

  • 2.00pm - Time to head off - don’t forget your Kitchen Takeover goodie bag 


When are the hunts?


  • Thursday 23rd July - 11am - 2pm  

  • Sunday 26th July - 11am - 2pm  

  • Thursday 30th July - 11am - 2pm  

  • Friday 17th July - 11am - 2pm (sold out)

  • Saturday 18th July - 11am - 2pm (sold out)

  • Sunday 19th July - 11am - 2pm (sold out)


Where are the hunts taking place?


Te Puke Truffles - 298 Maungarangi Road, Paengaroa.


What is the cost?


The cost of the hunt, tastings and goodie bag $109 per ticket (plus a $2 booking fee).  


Got a question?


Get in touch with Stacey Jones at Kitchen Takeover on 022 369 8334.


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