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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. 

Torta Caprese


The history of the torta Caprese is hard to pin down, but most agree it was born from a mistake when flour was left out of the recipe. Coeliacs and cake lovers will be pleased with its fudgy centre regardless. Serve it with a nip of Liquore Strega (if you can find it), which is sometimes used to flavour the torta.

You'll need

170 gm unsalted butter, coarsely chopped 225 gm dark chocolate (55% cocoa solids), finely chopped 170 gm (¾ cup) caster sugar 110 gm (½ cup) brown sugar 6 eggs 130 gm roasted almond meal (see note) 2 tbsp Dutch-process cocoa, sieved, plus extra for dusting To serve: whipped cream

Method

  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 180C and line a 22cm-diameter springform cake tin with baking paper. Combine butter and chocolate in a bowl, place over a saucepan of simmering water and stir until melted (2-3 minutes). Set aside.
  • 02
  • Whisk sugar and eggs in an electric mixer until light and fluffy (3-4 minutes). Add almond meal and cocoa, fold to combine, then fold in chocolate. Pour into tin and bake until cooked through (45-50 minutes). Cool in tin, then remove, dust with cocoa and serve with whipped cream.

Note Roasted almond meal is available from supermarkets. If it's unavailable substitute almond meal or hazelnut meal.


At A Glance

  • Serves 8 - 10 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 8 - 10 people

Drink Suggestion

Sweet white malvasia.

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Mar 2015

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