The ‘Black Diamond’ is back !
With the arrival of February, the centre of Grimaud is transformed into a vast gastronomical market for a long weekend devoted to an exceptional product, the truffle.
Nestling in the heart of the Gulf of Saint Tropez at the gateway to the Massif des Maures, Grimaud is a champion when it comes to the art of living.
Fresh, seasonal produce takes pride of place in our gourmet and bistro-style restaurants that serve flavours from Provence and beyond.
The municipality is proud of its local production and has made every effort to encourage agriculture, especially in the vineyards: Our star products are Provence wine and olive oil!
So why is the Truffle under the spotlight?
The truffle is the ultimate seasonal product and it has a special place in the hearts of the people of Var.
It so beautifully exalts our region’s flagship products, and it’s not surprising that so many of our restaurants make it the star of their winter menus.
So it was only natural for Grimaud, keen to convey the specific values of a ‘refined production area’, to associate its image with this delicious tuber.
The ‘Truffe and You’ truffle days are the perfect opportunity to try or to rediscover our region’s culinary gems and share them in a moment of warmth and togetherness.
Under the marquee erected for the occasion on Place Neuve in the heart of the old village of Grimaud, thirty or so exhibitors invite you to come and learn about their product and promise to make your mouth water: This weekend, truffles rule, of course, but you’ll also find cheese, charcuterie, salted meats, foie gras, various gourmet preparations (containing truffles, naturally!), condiments and spices, chocolates, macaroons, honey, ginger cake, wines and spirits, etc.
The association ‘Truffe and You’ will also be there to propose truffle cookery workshops and, above all, to prepare various snacks and dishes for you to enjoy at lunchtime.
The association is also organising what has become a tradition, a gourmet dinner at the Beausoleil room on the Saturday evening.
A delicious way to demonstrate that Grimaud knows all about hospitality, whatever the time of year!
3 days to indulge!
After a short one-year break, the Truffle-filled event returns to Grimaud with a few new features!
The fair opens its doors to the public on Friday 1 February at 2 pm.
All day long, gourmets will be able to sample some of the most refined cuisine of the gastronomical world, at the specialist stands under the traditional marquee.
You can also watch truffle-hunting demonstrations with Ida, the dog.
At lunchtime, everyone is invited to enjoy a wonderful meal on the theme of this ‘black gold’ ingredient.
In the afternoon, time for the cookery workshops hosted by a growing number of enthusiastic chefs. Finally, throughout the day, various prize draws will be your chance to win a hamper or other truffle-based item!
On Saturday evening, the convivial ‘all-truffle’ traditional dinner will be accompanied by musical entertainment (prior booking compulsory!).
Who will feast you on?
Discover the gourmet exhibitors of this truffle weekend !
LOU RABASSO : specialties with truffle, handcrafted in Provence
LES COCCINELLES : truffle products
MAISON DE LA TRUFFE D’AUPS : truffle products
ETABLISSEMENT KOKOT : cheese and poultry
MON TRAITEUR DU GOLFE DE SAINT TROPEZ : truffle products
TRUFFIERE DU PLOT DU MOULIN : fresh truffles, brie and truffle butter
MARCELLI : fresh truffles and truffle oils
CHRISTIAN MERIN : fresh truffles, truffle plants and all products with truffles
REGAL PLUS : fresh truffles and dehydrated wild mushrooms
MAITRES LANDAIS : foie gras « Label Rouge«
LA BAGUESTERE : organic bread, pastries and homemade jams
MOULIN DU LOUAT: veal, beef, pork and poultry
GOMEZ GHISLAINE : nut products and hazelnuts
PTIBOCO : artisanal terrines, cooked local dishes and gingerbread (Epicure Gold and Silver Award 2018)
AUX SAVEURS D’ITALIE: fresh pasta
G.S.P. FROMAGES – AU CHALET D’ALPAGE : Alpine cheeses and charcuterie
LA NATURE EN POT : truffle chutneys and jams
VAL D’ASTIER : wine of Provence
CHÂTEAU DES GARCINIERES : wines, olive oil, decorative objects, wines, carafes
PAUL BERTHELOT : champagne
DIFÉ : Rum
Not to mention Ida, the truffle dog who will show you all her talents!
These truffle days in the heart of the old village of Grimaud are organised by the Grimaud Tourist Office and the association, Truffe and You.
Tourist Office : + 33 (0)4 94 54 43 83
Buy now your tickets for Truffe & You! You can purchase tickets on site.