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Mango recipes

Nothing says summer like mangoes. Go beyond the criss-cross cuts - bake a mango-filled meringue loaf with lime mascarpone, start off the day with a sweet coconut quinoa pudding with sticky mango, or toss it through a spicy warm weather Thai salad.

Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

Bright blue scampi roe is popping up on menus across Australia. Here's why it's so special.

Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

"The delice from Source Dining is a winner. May I have the recipe?" Rebecca Ward, Fitzroy, Vic REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

Koh Loy Sriracha Sauce, David Thompson's favourite hot sauce

When the master of Thai food pinpoints anything as his favourite, we sit up and listen.

Paul Carmichael's great cake

"Great cake, also known in Barbados as black cake or rum cake, is a variation of British Christmas cake that's smashed with rum and falernum syrup," says Momofuku Seiobo chef Paul Carmichael. "This festive cake varies from household to household but they all have two things in common: tons of dried fruit and rum. It's a cake that should be started at least a month out so the fruit can marinate in the booze. Start this recipe up to five weeks ahead to macerate the fruit and baste the cake."

Gifts under $100 at our pop-up Christmas Boutique

Whether it's a hand-thrown pasta bowl, a bottle of vodka made from sheep's whey or a completely stylish denim apron, our pop-up Christmas Boutique in collaboration with gift shop Sorry Thanks I Love You has got you covered in the $100 and under budget this Christmas.

Summer feta recipes

Whether in a fresh salad or seasonal seafood dish, feta's creamy tang can be used to add interest to a variety of summer dishes.

Etihad Airways dinner at Vue de Monde, Melbourne

Vue de Monde

Vue de Monde

Join us to mark a new era of air travel with Etihad Airways at Shannon Bennett's celebrated Vue de Monde, at the high end of Melbourne fine dining.

Long-haul flights have never been better on board Etihad's reimagined A380, now flying daily from Melbourne and Sydney. The Residence is the only three-room suite on a commercial aircraft complete with a living room, double bedroom, ensuite shower and personal butler. The First Apartment has a two-metre-plus bed and separate leather armchair and nearly 12 square metres to walk around in. In our industry-leading economy, guests receive a choice of three main courses including a vegetarian option. High flying indeed, so where better to celebrate this new era of air travel than at Shannon Bennett's Vue de Monde, at the high end of Melbourne dining?

Join GT and Eithad Airways for dinner on Wednesday 14 September 2016 at Vue de Monde, level 55 Rialto Towers, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne, Vic. Tickets are $190 per person, including sparkling wine on arrival and matched wines. To book, call (03) 9691 3888.

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Canapés
Chef's selection
NV Maison François Labet Cuvée Loraine, Loire Valley

Entrée
Marron, native finger limes
2014 Nazaaray Chardonnay, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Main Course
David Blackmore Wagyu beef, quandongs
2013 Heathcote Estate Shiraz, Heathcote, Victoria

Dessert
Macadamia, chocolate
2013 Punt Road Botrytis Semillon, Yarra Valley, Victoria

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