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Grilled apricot salad with jamon and Manchego

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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. 

Jumantiki


"It's easy to make tiki drinks at home," says Simon Toohey of Sydney's Lobo Plantation. "Especially if you follow this simple rule: one part sweet (syrups, sugars, liqueurs) to two parts sour (citrus) to three parts strong (spirit) to four parts weak (juices). Stick with that and you can make a cocktail for one or a hundred. The flavours are up to you." We've opted for a more traditional look here, but Toohey likes to serve the Jumantiki in a two-litre Nescafé tin filled with crushed ice. He also suggests infusing the honey with a pinch of saffron to add another dimension of flavour.

You'll need

20 ml Gosling’s rum 20 ml Havana Club 7 rum 20 ml Kraken spiced rum 20 ml honey 20 ml lime juice 50 ml each guava juice and nectarine juice (or fresh pineapple juice, or a mixture of fresh pineapple and fresh orange juice) 10 ml green Chartreuse

Method

  • 01
  • Half-fill a shaker with ice. Add all ingredients except Chartreuse, shake hard and fast, then strain into a large tumbler filled with crushed ice. Float Chartreuse on top by carefully pouring it in over the back of a spoon and serve.

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