The Westin’s cheesy iteration of high tea is dressing up for truffle season.
The Westin Melbourne’s iconic iteration of high tea – High Cheese – in collaboration with premier cheesemonger Anthony Femia of Maker & Monger, is getting even more decadent with the launch of a limited edition ‘Truffle Takeover’ menu, just in time for peak truffle season. Launching Sunday, 1 August and running for one month only, indulge in three tiers of truffle and cheesy goodness to help you fight the last leg of Melbourne’s winter chill.
The arrival of truffle season means that The Westin’s Executive Chef Michael Greenlaw and Femia are able to take things up a notch. “Truffles are at their best during July and August, so we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take these dishes to the next level with a dedicated Truffle High Cheese menu,” says The Westin’s Executive Chef, Michael Greenlaw.
All the classic mouth-watering High Cheese dishes will be on offer, but will feature a twist, topping or hint of these magnificent rare fruits that are worth their weight in gold.
Think shaved black truffle added to the baked Le Duc Vacherin with garlic, thyme and wine, served with quinoa, soya and amaranth sourdough. While the showstopping L’Artisan Grand Fleuri brie is layered with sautéed mushrooms and leeks in oloroso sherry, and will be appropriately dressed with fresh black truffle.
For those with a sweet tooth, the already perfect walnut praline madeleines filled with whipped Marcel Petite Comté will remain on the menu but will be served with fresh black truffle and honeycomb.
The High Cheese Truffle Takeover menu is an extra $40 per person (on top of the $98pp for High Cheese) and includes free-flowing Vittoria Coffee blends, Jing Tea herbal infusions and hot chocolate. The much-loved South Australian winery Bird in Hand will, of course, continue to perfectly match each savoury and sweet cheese and truffle course; including a 2017 Chardonnay, a 2015 Honeysuckle Riesling, and a 2021 Pinot Gris.
Brace yourself truffle lovers, the High Cheese Truffle Takeover menu will launch in the Lobby Lounge in heart of truffle season, on Sunday, 1 August, and be available from 11am–8pm. But get your skates on, because just as the gorgeous black nuggets of gold are, the Truffle Takeover is only available for a limited time and will conclude on Tuesday, 31 August.
The original High Cheese menu is also still available, but hurry as this also ends on 31 August.
Bookings are essential and can be made via https://www.westinmelbournedining.com.au/high-cheese
The Westin Melbourne
205 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000