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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.

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. 

Secret Tuscany

A far cry from Tuscany’s familiar gently rolling hills, Monte Argentario’s appealing mix of mountain, ocean, island and lagoon makes it one of Italy’s hidden treasures, writes Emiko Davies.

Where to stay, eat and drink in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Beyond Kuala Lumpur's shopping malls, Lara Dunston finds a flourishing third-wave coffee scene, tailored food tours and charming neighbourhoods.

Moon Park to open Paper Bird in Potts Point

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Kisume, Melbourne

Chris Lucas has flown in talent from all over the world, including Eleven Madison Park, for his bold new venture. Here’s what to expect from Kisume.

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.

Brae

Prepare to enter a picture of the countryside framed by note-perfect Australiana but painted in bold, elegant and unsentimental strokes. Over 10 or more courses, Dan Hunter celebrates his region with dishes that are formally daring (Crunchy prawn heads! Creamy oyster soft-serve! Sea urchin and chicory bread pudding!), yet rich in flavour and substance. The menu could benefit from an edit, but the plates are tightly composed - and what could you cut? Certainly not the limpid broth bathing fronds of abalone and calamari, nor the clever arrangement of lobster played off against charred waxy fingerlings under a swatch of milk skin. The adventure is significantly the richer for the cool gloss of the dining room, some of the most engaging service in the nation and wine pairings that roam with an easy-going confidence. Maturing and relaxing without surrendering a drop of its ambition, Brae is more compelling than ever.

GT Sri Lanka and Mekong River Tour

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Two remarkable journeys and a raft of destinations await when luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent and Gourmet Traveller team up to present special small-group tours to Sri Lanka and the Mekong River this year.

Chef and author Christine Manfield hosts the Gourmet Traveller Siem Reap to Saigon by A&K cruise departing 12 October 2017. She will host culinary events, including a visit to a produce market and cooking demonstration, and design on-board menus, highlighting the heritage of the delta's cuisines, and reflecting her favourite flavours and techniques.
The nine-day tour starts in Cambodia's gateway to the temples, Siem Reap, and ends in Vietnam's bustling Ho Chi Minh City. Along the way guests can explore villages by foot or bicycle and aboard sampans, spot wildlife, meet artisans and mingle with locals in markets and floating villages. A maximum of 28 guests ensures an intimate experience.

The 14-day Gourmet Traveller Sri Lanka by A&K tour has two departures this year: 15 March and 2 October, taking in the island's extraordinary natural beauty, ancient sights and complex cuisine.

As well as having local expert guides at hand, the first tour will be hosted by Gourmet Traveller travel editor Helen Anderson, who has charted the revival of the nation's tourism industry since the end of the civil war in 2009. "On my first visit I fell in love with the island's extraordinary beauty and diversity, but also with the remarkable energy of its residents and the resilience of their culture," says Anderson, who has returned to the island several times. "The mix of old and new is addictive," she says, "and so are egg hoppers and a cup of fine Ceylon tea for breakfast."

From Colombo, the Sri Lankan tour, with a maximum of 24 guests, heads to the island's Cultural Triangle, a collection of World Heritage temples, fortresses and cities. Among them are the clifftop citadel of Sigiriya and the caves of Dambulla, both known for ancient frescoes. Visit the lively city of Kandy and its Temple of the Tooth, take a train into the tea estates of the central highlands, a game drive through an elephant corridor in Minneriya National Park, and explorations of Galle's old fort and Colombo's colonial-era quarter.

Expect lessons in cooking kiribath, or milk rice, a visit to a local family to try homemade specialties, and chefs' cooking classes covering traditional kottu roti, egg hoppers and curries.

Gourmet Traveller Siem Reap to Saigon by A&K with Christine Manfield
12-20 October 2017.
Twin share per person $14,295, single supplement $9,925.

Gourmet Traveller Sri Lanka by A&K
15-28 March 2017 and 2-14 October 2017.
Twin share per person $7,795, single supplement $2,925.

For full itineraries and inclusions, visit abercrombiekent.com.au.

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