The 50th Anniversary Issue

Our 50th birthday issue is on sale now. We're celebrating five decades of great food and travel with our biggest issue yet.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller before 27th November, 2016 and receive a Villeroy & Boch platter!

Gourmet on your iPad

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad.

GT reader dinner: The Dolphin Hotel, Sydney

The Dolphin Hotel's Maurice Terzini and Monty Koludrovic

The Dolphin Hotel's Maurice Terzini and Monty Koludrovic

Join us for a special modern Italian dinner to celebrate Maurice Terzini’s reboot of Sydney’s Dolphin Hotel.

The Dolphin 2.0 involves a Christo-inspired fit-out by star designer George Livissianis with lots of calico, natural wine poured by the drum by former Wine Library and Buzo chief vinophile James Hird, and a menu of "Terzini-come-of-age classics" by Icebergs chef Monty Koludrovic.

It draws inspiration in part from Terzini's recent adventures at Icebergs and Da Orazio - wine-laced wagyu bresaola and wood-fired pizza, for instance - and his years at St Kilda's Melbourne Wine Room.

"We've divided the space into three different areas - a classic public bar, a wine room and a dining room - so you have three separate spaces under the one roof," says Terzini.
"We wanted to change the concept of what a pub is and bring it more into 2016."

This month, join us in taking a first look at The Dolphin. Saddle up for a modern Italian menu that references the Icebergs edge - foie gras toast with marinated bonito, for instance - alongside modern pub fare such as lamb neck with potato dumplings.

"Sometimes the industry is a bit too serious," says Terzini. "We're upholding our values and farm-to-bar approach, but we're having fun along the way.

"We're not just inspired by food and wine; it's just as much about lifestyle." Welcome to the new age.

Join us for dinner at 6.30pm on Monday 27 June at The Dolphin Hotel, 412 Crown St, Surry Hills, NSW. The cost of $125 includes four courses and a $10 donation to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

To book, call (02) 9331 4800. For more on the OCRF, call 1300 OVARIAN or visit


* Bonito and foie gras cracker

* Blackmore wagyu bresaola
NV Paltrinieri "Leclisse" Lambrusco, Emilia-Romagna

* Wood-fired focaccia aglio e olio

* Calamari Sant'Andrea

* Roast peppers, anchovies, sorrel and croûtons
2014 Oltretorrente Cortese, Piedmont

* Pot-roasted lamb neck, gnocchi, tarragon and olives

* Peas, mint, cabbage and truffle
2015 Ravensworth Sangiovese, Murrumbateman, NSW

* Meyer lemon delicious, mascarpone and almonds
2014 Gatti Piero Moscato, Piedmont

Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
things to do this autumn

Whether it's foraging for wild mushrooms in a picturesque Victorian forest or watching a film by moonlight in Darwin, we've got you covered with 20 exciting autumn experiences from around Australia.

Read More
Gourmet TV

Check out our YouTube channel for our latest cover recipes, chef cooking demos, interviews and more.

Watch Now

You might also like...

On a high note

Australia’s restaurant stars took a well-deserved night off ...

Sanpellegrino Cafe Society awards

Sanpellegrino announces the winners of its Sydney Cafe Socie...

Jaeger-Le Coultre 180th birthday

Swiss watch company Jaeger-Le Coultre celebrated its 180th b...

NICI cocktail party

The National Indigenous Culinary Institute introduced its ne...

Porteno book launch

It was Navajo collar tips, pointy shoes and coiffed hair all...

Best at Est

Est's crack troupe of waiters is ferrying an extra-special l...

2006 Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque

Glasses of Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque sparkled as the Champa...

March into Merivale

March: it means March into Merivale...

Absolut Oz launch party

Bondi's Bucket List might not quite be East Egg but that did...

2014 Sydney Carnival at Royal Randwick

Randwick gets a taste of Melbourne Cup glamour this autumn r...

Taste of Sydney 2014

Time to strap on the eating boots, folks: Taste of Sydney is...

Calvisius caviar launch

It's one of those "tough job, but someone's got to do it" mo...

Little Sydney 2014 recap

The Little Sydney marquee space at Royal Randwick, featuring...

Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond launch

The secret ingredient in Estee Lauder's latest skincare rele...

get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.