Truffle Hunting

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A very special experience for food lovers!

We would like to invite you to come and join us on a weekend dedicated to the good things in life! With our Truffle Hunter Cornel we proudly Truffle Hunt Weekends in Cund from August to February! Transilvania is becoming more and more reknown for its huge amounts and excellent quality of Truffles, which Michelin Star Chefs rate first class! In 2009 we sucessfuly organized five truffle hunt weekends and have – du to popular demand – made this one of our regular offers hosting over 27 such special weekends by now.

Apart from being terribly elusive and mysterious, truffles actually taste really good and are rightfully an important ingredient in the classic cuisine of most western advanced culinary cultures! Truffles are mushrooms that produce their fruit underground and they are sniffed out by specially trained dogs and pigs.  As truffles are quite expensive, truffle hunting became one of the most secretive job in human history. During our Transylvanian Truffle Hunting Weekend all participants will gain insight in the secretive process of truffle hunting.

Starting on Friday night with an interesting talk about truffles and truffle hunting during a three course dinner, we will – after a good nights sleep and a relaxed breakfast – head into the forest on Saturday morning! During the hunt we will be providing more background information as we follow the dogs, who will hopefully lead us to some truffles! After a few hours we will return for a light refreshment to the Valea Verde and take the afternoon of to regain strength for the evening. At the end of the day all will be able to savour some truly exciting truffle dishes accompanied by great matching wines during a five course dinner discussing and tasting the days findings.

You may join some of our already planned hunts or you are also welcome to ask us to prepare a special Weekend for you and your friends (groups from 6 persons to 18 persons only…!