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Food-truck tribulations
29.03.2017

Chicken or pork? Kelly Eng takes on a food-truck challenge but fails to cement her millennial credentials.

Take me to the river
29.03.2017

For serial cruisers who have done the Danube and knocked off the Nile, less familiar waterways beckon.

Gourmet Institute is back for 2017
29.03.2017

Fire-up the stove, tie on your favourite apron and let’s get cooking, food fans. This year’s line-up is brimming with talent.

The Royal Mail Hotel is changing
28.03.2017

Executive chef Robin Wickens has a stronger influence at the Royal Mail Hotel's upcoming restaurant, slated to open later this year.

Adventuring along America's north-west rivers
28.03.2017

The rivers of America's north-west running through Washington state and Oregon form the arteries of epic landscapes and bold discovery routes. Emma Sloley follows in the wake of Lewis and Clark.

The World's Best sommeliers are coming to Australia
28.03.2017

For the first time, the world's top international sommeliers will take part in the World's 50 Best Awards too.

Seven Italian dishes that shaped fine dining in the 2000s
28.03.2017

Italian food in the restaurants of Australia blossomed into maturity in the new millennium, as the work of these trailblazers shows – dazzling and diverse, a successful balance between adaptation and tradition.

Steam ovens: a guide
27.03.2017

Billed as the faster, cleaner way to cook, are these on-trend ovens all they’re cracked up to be? We take a close look at their rising popularity, USP versus the traditional convection cooker and how each type rates in terms of form, function, and above all, flavour in this buyer’s guide.

Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

Flour and Stone Recipes

Baker extraordinaire Nadine Ingram of Sydney's Flour and Stone cooks up a sweet storm for Easter, including the much loved bakery's greatest hit.

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds

The cauliflower is roasted until it starts to caramelise, which adds extra depth of flavour to this winning salad. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

All Star Yum Cha

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.

Lemon tart

It's really important to seal the pastry well to prevent any seepage during cooking, and to trim the pastry soon after cooking. Let the tart cool in the tin before removing it, or it will crack.

Spelt cashew and broccoli bowl with yoghurt dressing

This nicely textured salad transports well, making it ideal for picnics or to take to barbecues. The broccoli can be kept raw and shaved on a mandolin, too.

Melbournes finest meet Worlds Best

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.

Bali's new wave of restaurants, hotels and bars

The restaurant and hotel scene on Australia's favourite holiday island has never been more exciting and Australian chefs, owners and restaurateurs are leading the charge, writes Samantha Coomber.

OCRF Silver Style Cocktail Party 2014

The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation and Gourmet Traveller co-hosted a glamorous event at Stokehouse City to raise vital funds and give thanks to loyal sponsors, writes Michael Harden.

There was plenty of love in the room when Gourmet Traveller co-presented the 2014 Silver Style Cocktail Party with the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation at Melbourne's Stokehouse City recently.

Silver Style is part fundraiser, part thank-you to the donors and sponsors who help raise funds for the OCRF. Hosted with warmth and humour by Catriona Rowntree, the party provided a chance for everybody involved with the foundation - from donors to research scientists - to celebrate advances in ovarian cancer treatment made possible by the OCRF's work.

CEO and co-founder of the OCRF, Liz Heliotis, says that the night was all about "life and aspiration, gratitude and the future".

"What we do is raise vital research funds to support scientific endeavour and by doing that we fuel the dream for a better future for generations to come," she says. "The partners/sponsors we have are an integral part of that journey and all are committed to our ultimate goal of an early detection test for this insidious disease."

The theatrical upstairs room at Stokehouse City provided the perfect backdrop for a smart crowd, which embraced the party's theme - elegant, with a touch of silver. The crew from By Design Event Group styled the rooms - from ethereal centrepieces on the tables to crinoline-clad performers. Add a steady flow of Pikes wines and Trumer Pils beer, and a brilliant menu of party food (designed by Stokehouse chef Oliver Gould), including Coffin Bay oysters with verjuice gazpacho, and spanner crab and pea risotto, and you'd have been hard-pressed not to have a good time.

Foundation chairman and co-founder associate professor Thomas Jobling was on hand to accept a cheque for more than $1.2 million from premium partner Witchery. And more money was raised on the night, not just from the sale of limited-edition silver ribbon pins (by a troop of Witchery-attired hostesses whose make-up was done by co-sponsor L'Oréal Paris), but also through a live auction of prizes kindly donated by OCRF partners and friends of Gourmet Traveller, including luxury accommodation at Bali's Villa Mawar, an escape package to the freshly renovated Langham, Sydney and a wellness weekend at the Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat in Queensland.

It was a special kind of night, one where a good party and a good cause were perfectly in step.

THANKS TO
* Catriona Rowntree, MC
* Antony Woodley, auctioneer
* Basil, Marcus, Lisa and Jolee from By Design Event Group (for event styling) supported by Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance
* Eddie Rinaldo from Rinaldo Entertainment (for audio visual and DJ)
* Trumer Australia, Splitrock/Tiro and Pikes Wines (beverage partners)
* Grossi family (for all their assistance in securing wine for the event)
* Witchery (for providing hostesses and their clothes)
* L'Oréal Paris (for providing hair and make-up for hostesses)
* Michael Skoullos from On Time Concepts (for collation and packing of gift bags)
* And all those who donated amazing prizes for our live auction: Bali's Villa Mawar, Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, Microflite, Village Roadshow, Trumer Australia, L'Oréal Paris, Witchery, Ian Curley, Miele, Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Grossi Florentino, and The Langham, Sydney.

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