Conference 2014

NZTA Conference 2014

The New Zealand Truffle Association conference was held at the Top 10 Holiday Park Conference Center in Motueka, Nelson, on Aug 2nd & 3rd, 2014.

Speakers:

Ian Treloar Opening Address

Dr Alexis Guerin – The cultivation of saffron milk cap and borchii truffles at Lincoln and the importance of mycorrhiza research both in truffle plantations and in tree nurseries.

Don Graves – The diversity of mychorrhiza in NZ and our understanding of their purpose

Sjef Lamers – Understanding soil conditions when tree farming & NZ Tree Crops Association

Jenny Hart & Maria Hance – Producing Perigord Truffle – a local growers story

Professor Mark Baker – Key Note Speaker –  Mapping the perigord truffle proteome.Including question time from the floor

Hannes & Theres Krummenacher – Mushroom farming – a growers’ story

Presentations by the speakers can be downloaded from the members section now – Password required

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CONFERENCE DINNER

Michelin trained chef, Matt Bouterey prepared a five course degustation matched to local wines, featuring perigord & bianchetto truffle as well as wild mushrooms. Matt’s philosophy is to use the freshest, locally grown produce as possible and is often found harvesting produce from local growers gardens. He ran Sugar Reef, owned by Marco Pierre-White in London, owned Boutereys Restaurant in Nelson and won Cuisine Magazine’s “Best Regional Restaurant” for three of those years. This years’ dinner was held at Saxton Oval in Richmond and lived up to its promises –  to showcase the best food, wine and beer of the Nelson region.

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