We don’t really get this variety of mushroom in Australia. In my opinion it’s the absolute Rolls Royce of mushrooms and can be very expensive also. Mushrooms on toast could be given a posh name to impress but at the end of the day it’s a great dish and with mushrooms like these it really is a delight.


  • 2 thick slices of sourdough bread or similar, grilled, fried or toasted

  • 25 g unsalted butter or duck fat

  • 2 Cloves Garlic peeled and finely chopped

  • 200 g ceps porcini or King George mushrooms, cleaned

  • white wine about 3 tablespoons

  • Flat-leaf parsley washed and roughly chopped

  • Sea Salt & freshly ground black pepper

  • Best quality cold pressed Olive Oil


  • 1.

    Heat a large pan (big enough to hold all the mushrooms) on a high heat.

  • 2.

    Pop the butter into the pan and as soon as it starts to sizzle add the mushrooms and cook over a high heat for about 3-4 minutes tossing the pan so they cook evenly on all sides.

  • 3.

    Splash in a little white wine and allow it to evaporate and then add the garlic and the parsley.

  • 4.

    Drizzle a little of your favourite olive oil on the toasted bread and then arrange the mushrooms on top and serve immediately.



Chateau de la Jaubertie Cuvee Mirabelle Rouge, 2004 Bergerac, France

The postcard-perfect Chateau de la Jaubertie sits happily at the top of Bergerac’s distinguished pile of producers. A traditional blend of Cabernet, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, expect to find a nose layered with tightly wound cassis and dark berried fruit alongside smells of liquorice, leather and wild mint. In you mouth you’ll find no shortage of concentration with plenty of sweet dark fruit, mineral-like texture and measured dry grippy tannin. A delicious wine and perfect with everything from game through to full–flavoured red meat dishes.

A great local alternative would be one of Margaret River's many great Cabernet blends. Cape Mentelle Trinders 2006 is a soft, fruity, beautifully structured wine and would more than fit the bill (expect to pay around $25 - $30).

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your dish is *** never make it again