The February issue

Our clean eating issue is out now, packed with super lunch bowls, gluten-free desserts and more - including our cruising special, covering all luxury on the seas.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller and receive a free Gourmet Menus book - offer ends 26 February 2017.

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

Curtis Stone's strawberry, elderflower and brioche summer puddings

"Think of this dessert as a deconstructed version of a summer pudding, with thinly sliced strawberries macerated in elderflower liqueur and layered between slices of brioche," says Stone. "A dollop of whipped cream on top is a cooling counterpoint to the floral flavours."

Fig recipes

Figs. We can't get enough of them. Here are a few sweet and savoury ways to add them to your summer spread.

Most popular recipes summer 2017

Counting down from 20, here are this summer's most-loved recipes.

Australia's best rieslings

We’re spoilt for variety – and value – in Australia when it comes to good riesling. Max Allen picks the top 20 from a fine crop.

Chorizo hotdogs with chimichurri and smoky red relish

A hotdog is all about the condiments. Here, choose between a smoky red capsicum relish or the bright flavours of chimichurri, or go for a bit of both.

Top Australian chefs to follow on Instagram in 2017

A lot has changed since we first published our pick of the best chefs to follow on Instagram (way back in the dark ages of 2013). Here’s who we’re double-tapping on the photo-sharing app right now.

Christine Manfield recipes

As the '90s dawned, darling chefs were pushing the boundaries of cooking in this country. A young Christine Manfield, just starting out at this heady time, soon became part of the generation that redefined modern Australian cuisine. She shares some of her timeless signatures from the era.

Mascarpone

GT reader dinner: Philippe, Melbourne

Philippe's PÂTÉ EN CROÛTE

Philippe's PÂTÉ EN CROÛTE

What's the secret to Melbourne's best chicken? According to French chef Philippe Mouchel, it's all about the bird.

"You need to have top chicken," says Mouchel. "It needs to be free-range and cooked in a rôtissoire - ours is imported from France - for 45 minutes before resting."

Given that the chef behind CBD newcomer Philippe has been wowing Melbourne with his French cooking skills for more than 25 years - he first came to Australia in 1991 under the Paul Bocuse banner - it's safe to say he knows what he's talking about. But while roast chook may be the house specialty, there's no shortage of other reasons to flock to Mouchel's new restaurant.

We're celebrating the opening with a four-course reader dinner. You're invited to break bread over a menu including the famed rôtisserie chicken and kicking off with pâté en croûte, "One of the oldest dishes in France," says Mouchel. His combines pork, veal, foie gras and pistachios with a lift from pickled vegetables. It's followed by citrus-cured rockling, poached and set atop seafood risotto with a bouillabaisse sauce and finishes with an elegant almond blanc-manger.

"On the night expect good food, good service and a good time as well," says Mouchel.

Join us for dinner at 6.30pm on Monday 19 September at Philippe, 115 Collins St, Melbourne, Vic. The cost of $140 includes four courses and a $10 donation to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. To book, call (03) 8394 6625. For more on the OCRF, call 1300 OVARIAN or visit ocrf.com.au

Philippe reader dinner menu

* Pâté en croûte, foie gras, pistachios, mushrooms, pickled vegetables
2013 Moorooduc Estate Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, Vic

* Fillet of poached rockling, seafood and seaweed risotto, soupe de poisson
2014 Etienne Boileau Chablis, Burgundy

* Rôtisserie chicken, lechefrite potatoes, natural jus
2010 Château Bouscassé Madiran

* Almond blanc-manger, citrus, meringue
2007 Tertre du Lys d'Or Sauternes, Bordeaux

Newsletter

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

Latest news
50BestTalks brings World’s best chefs to Sydney and Melbourne
16.02.2017
Melbourne's Tomato Festival is back in 2017
15.02.2017
Sydney’s Tomato Festival returns in 2017
10.02.2017
Young Henrys and Mary’s charity cook up
09.02.2017
Victoria's inaugural garlic festival
02.02.2017
Reader lunch: Fred's, Sydney
24.01.2017
GT
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
Recipe collections

Looking for ways to make the most out of seasonal produce? Want to find a recipe perfect for a party? Or just after fresh ideas for dessert? Either way, our recipe collections have you covered.

See more
2017 Restaurant Guide

Our 2017 Restaurant Guide is online, covering over 400 restaurants Australia wide. Never wonder where to dine again.

See more

You might also like...

All about Derby Eve

It wasn’t just the golden goblets that glittered as celebrit...

The Birdcage: 2014 Melbourne Cup Carnival

Our behind-the-scenes form guide to some of the golden ticke...

Off and racing

There’s no greater party to launch the festive season than t...

Eat-Drink-Design Awards

The 2013 Eat-Drink-Design Awards gongs were handed out last ...

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2014

Brace your appetites, Australia. Melbourne Food and Wine Fes...

The Immersery at Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

Top bartenders from around the country will team up with Mel...

Melbourne Salami Festa 2014

Cut it. Clean it. Mince it. Spice it. Mix it. Pipe it. Hang ...

GT reader dinner: River Cafe at Rosetta, Melbourne

Join us for a very special reader dinner with The River Cafe...

OCRF Silver Style Cocktail Party 2014

The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation and GT co-hosted a gl...

Canturi 10th anniversary dinner

Gems weren’t the only things to shine at a 10th anniversary ...

GT reader dinner: Valentino, Melbourne

Come and enjoy a southern Italian feast at Melbourne’s Valen...

Gatsby greatness

More than a million dollars was raised for the OCRF at the E...

2015 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival recap

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival CEO, Natalie O’Brien, talks...

GT reader dinner: Saint Crispin, Melbourne

Melbourne’s Saint Crispin celebrates its second birthday wit...

Soulfor Wine

Melbourne may have been slow to catch the natural-wine spark...

get the latest news

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

×