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Christmas vegetarian recipes

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Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond launch

Estée Lauder sets the bar high when it comes to super-luxe skincare and its latest serum, launched in Sydney last night, is no exception. Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond contains an extract from black Périgord truffles, known as "black diamonds", harvested by the company's master truffle grower in south-western France, with 24-carat gold and South Sea pearls thrown in for good measure. Why truffles? They're said to activate the skin's natural energy for smoother, healthier and more even-toned results. The striking black-and-gold-accented room at Bentley was a glamorous backdrop for the occasion, and chef Brent Savage's menu turned the spotlight on the evening's star ingredient.

The food Savage's menu kicked off with a pretty dish of salmon with mandarin purée and shavings of truffle. Rangers Valley wagyu with confit fennel, crisp kale and generous slices of, yes, more black truffle came next, followed by feather-light white chocolate milk cake with a tart yoghurt sorbet and striking sheets of dehydrated yoghurt brushed with gold leaf.

The drink This being Bentley, expectations for the wine ran high, but sommelier Nick Hildebrandt stayed a step ahead, pouring Gosset Grand Réserve Champagne, a 2012 Cuvée de Découverte Chablis by Patrick Piuze and a memorable 2012 Achaval-Ferrer malbec. Espresso Martinis topped with white chocolate foam and a dusting of hazelnut and gold crowned a sparkling evening.

We loved There were no complaints about the abundance of truffles on the plate, or the superb drops on pour. We're feeling smoother and fresher already.

Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Sculpting/Refinishing Dual Infusion will be available nationwide from 2 November 2014.

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