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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.

Fast autumn dinners

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

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.

1980s recipes

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.

New cruises 2017

Cue the Champagne.

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.

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.

Savoury tarts

Will your next baking project be a flaky puff pastry with pumpkin, goat's curd and thyme, or a classic bacon and Stilton tart? As autumn settles in, we're ticking these off one by one.

Classical mountain sounds

The Metropolitan Orchestra will take to the mountains this year for a series of classical performances.

Overlooking the tree-filled Megalong Valley in the heart of the Blue Mountains, the recently refurbished Hydro Majestic Hotel will be filled with the sounds of The Metropolitan Orchestra this year, with the launch of the Majestic Concert Series.

Presenting partner Vittoria Coffee's general manager, Les Schirato, is a huge supporter of the performing arts in regional Australia, and is more than enthusiastic about the two concerts remaining in the series, taking place on June 18 and November 19. "We need to ensure people in the city have reason to travel out to regional areas," he says. "These concerts are a great reason to make a weekend of it, the orchestra is just spectacular."

Conducted by founding artistic director and chief conductor of the Metropolitan Orchestra, Sarah-Grace Williams the dynamic ensemble will be preceded by canapés and cocktails and will then play over dinner in the Hydro's Grand Majestic ballroom. The series is the first time a group of classical musicians of this size has gathered in the Blue Mountains, bringing with them the sounds of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak and more.

Concert #2 - Winter Ball
Saturday June 18, 2016, 5.30-9.30pm, the Grand Majestic Ballroom at the Hydro Majestic. Tickets include canapés on arrival and a two-course dinner including drinks and concert.

Concert #3 - Symphony Under the Stars
Saturday November 19, 2016, 5.30-9.30pm, Hardgraves Garden at the Hydro Majestic. Tickets include canapés on arrival and a two-course dinner including drinks and concert.

hydromajestic.com.au

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