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Grilled apricot salad with jamon and Manchego

Here we've scorched apricots on the grill and served them with torn jamon, shaved Manchego and peppery rocket leaves. Think of it as a twist on the good old melon-prosciutto routine. The mixture would also be great served on charred sourdough.

Farro recipes

Farro can be used in almost any dish, from a robust salad to accompany hearty beer-glazed beef short ribs to a new take on risotto with mushrooms, leek and parmesan. Here are 14 ways with this versatile grain.

2017 Australian Hotel Awards: The Finalists

This year's finalists across 11 different categories include established and new hotels, all with particular areas of excellence. Stay tuned to find out which hotels will take the top spots when they're announced at a ceremony at QT Melbourne on Wednesday 24 May, and published in our 2017 Australian Hotel Guide, on sale Thursday 25 May.

Chorizo recipes

Where would Spanish cuisine be without the chorizo? This versatile smallgood lends its big flavours to South American stews, soups, and salads, not to mention the ultimate hot dog. Let the sizzling begin.

A festival of cheese hits Sydney

Kick off winter with a week of cheese tasting.

Hunter Valley NSW travel guide

Our guide to the best of the region.

Aløft

There's nothing new about Nordic interiors - blond timbers, concrete surfaces, warm, mid-century charm without the twee - and thank heavens for that. It's a style that augments the beauty of everything around it, in this case, gorgeous Hobart harbour, which makes up one whole wall. What is new here, however, is the food - by veterans of Garagistes, which once dazzled diners down the road, Vue de Monde in Melbourne and Gordon Ramsay worldwide. There's a strong Asian bent, but with Tasmanian ingredients. In fact, the kitchen's love of the local verges on obsessive - coconut milk in an aromatic fish curry is replaced with Tasmanian-grown fig leaf simmered in cream to mimic the flavour. Other standouts include a gutsy red-braised lamb with gai lan and chewy cassia spaetzle, pigs' ears zingy with Sichuan pepper and a fresh, springy berry dessert. While the food is sourced locally, the generous wine list spans the planet. 

Pea and ham soup

Shining a light

  • Katie Noonan and The Captains

  • Macarons

  • Chef Guillaume Brahimi

  • Guillaume at Bennelong dessert

  • Gourmet Traveller deputy and travel editor Emma Ventura

  • Guillaume at Bennelong main course

  • George Calombaris

  • Guillaume at Bennelong entree

  • Catriona Rowntree

  • Hayley Baillie, Penny Rafferty, Kerry Lorimer

  • Reynaud Tinel, Catriona Rowntree, George Calombaris

  • Phil Scott, Anthea Loucas, Reynaud Tinel

  • Guillaume at Bennelong, Sydney Opera House

From the food and the venue to the outstanding winners, the focus was on the country’s finest at this year’s Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards.

In many ways, the fourth annual Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards was a night of firsts. As the great and the good of the travel industry gathered for a glamorous dinner at Guillaume at Bennelong, ethereal patterns played on the sails of the Opera House, marking the first night of Vivid Sydney, the city's festival of light. And just before host Catriona Rowntree, of awards partner Getaway, called the winners to the stage, it was revealed that GT would be launching on the iPad.

Katie Noonan and her band The Captains set the stage for guest speaker Penny Rafferty, executive officer of Luxury Lodges of Australia. She provided a sneak peek of the brand-new organisation and spoke of the need for this country to celebrate and better promote its top-end product, as showcased by the GT awards.

And about those awards: a total of 18 winners were announced in categories as diverse as Best Resort/Lodge (Southern Ocean Lodge), Best Green Tourism Initiative (Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef) and Best Airline Service (Singapore Airlines). Other noteworthy winners included newcomer Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa (Best New Resort) and yacht racing legend Bob Oatley's Qualia, which took out line honours in both the Best Spa and Best Hotel Villas/Suites categories (check out the full results).

Renaud Tinel, Australia and Oceania market director and general manager of founding sponsor Nespresso, was on hand to present the trophies with GT editor Anthea Loucas, who said, "At Gourmet Traveller we take pride in being able to shine a light on Australia's finest travel operators. Celebrating excellence is what we do."

As well as primary sponsor Nespresso, the awards were supported by Getaway, Skoda, Huka Lodge, Air New Zealand, Champagne G.H. Mumm, Church Road wines, S.Pellegrino and, of course, chef Guillaume Brahimi and the Guillaume at Bennelong team.

Online exclusive

Check out our exclusive video footage and a behind-the-scenes slideshow of this year's Travel Awards.

Online exclusive

Check out our exclusive video footage and a behind-the-scenes slideshow of this year's Travel Awards.

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