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The benefits of live yoghurt
23.03.2017

Step away from the “dessert yoghurt", writes Will Studd. The real unadulterated thing is much more rewarding.

All-Star Yum Cha
22.03.2017

What happens the morning after the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards? We treat the chefs to a world-beating yum cha session, as Dani Valent discovers.

Honey Fingers, Melbourne's inner-city beekeepers
22.03.2017

Single-source honey putting community and sustainability next to sweetness.

Vermouth is having a moment
21.03.2017

More and more adventurous local winemakers are embracing Vermouth's botanicals, writes Max Allen.

Exploring Indonesia's Komodo National Park
21.03.2017

Indonesia's Komodo National Park is home to staggering scenery and biodiversity. Michael Harden sets sail in a handcrafted yacht to explore its remote islands in pared-back luxury.

The new cruises on the horizon in 2017
21.03.2017

Cue the Champagne.

Seven recipes that shaped 1980s fine dining
21.03.2017

Australia saw some bold moves in the ’80s, and we’re not just talking hairstyles. Greater cultural references started peppering the menus of our restaurants, and home-grown ingredients won a new appreciation. The dining scene was coming of age and a new band of pioneers led the charge.

Where Melbourne's finest will take the World's Best Chefs
20.03.2017

Leading chefs descend on Melbourne in April for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. We asked local hospitality folk who they’d abduct for the day and where they’d take them to show off their city. There may be coffee, there may be culture, but in the end it’s cocktails.

2013 Eat-Drink-Design Awards winners

The 2013 Eat-Drink-Design Awards gongs were handed out last night in the performance space of Brunswick bar Howler in Melbourne's inner north (itself short-listed and receiving a highly commended nod). Recognising excellent design in the hospitality industry, the awards were decided by a five-person jury that included chef Christine Manfield and writer John Birmingham.

The award for Best Restaurant Design went to Nicholas Gurney for his tiny handcrafted restaurant Farmhouse in Sydney's Kings Cross. The jury thought Gurney's recycled and reclaimed restaurant "pares back the dining experience to its essentials".

The Best Bar Design category was a tie between two Melbourne bars, Simon Denton's Japanese jewel Hihou (pictured above) and the exuberant, concrete pipe-dominated extension to the Prahran Hotel, while Best Café Design went to the Six Degrees Architects-designed Top Paddock café in the inner Melbourne suburb of Richmond.

Ronnie Di Stasio's trophy cabinet may need further extending as Bar Di Stasio picked up the award for Best Identity Design, while Café Di Stasio, designed by architect Allan Powell in 1988, was inducted into the Eat-Drink-Design Hall of Fame, joining previous inductee Jimmy Watson's.

Best Retail Design went to Con Christopoulos's multi-faceted Spring Street Grocer, while the winner of the Best Temporary Design Award was Sydney's Kitchen By Mike On Wheels for its brilliant, barrow-like portable kitchen.

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