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Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

Flour and Stone Recipes

Baker extraordinaire Nadine Ingram of Sydney's Flour and Stone cooks up a sweet storm for Easter, including the much loved bakery's greatest hit.

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds

The cauliflower is roasted until it starts to caramelise, which adds extra depth of flavour to this winning salad. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

Roast pork with Nelly Robinson

Nelly Robinson of Sydney's Nel restaurant talks us through his favourite roasting joints, tips for crisp roast potatoes and why, when it comes to pork, slow and steady always wins the race.

All Star Yum Cha

What happens the morning after the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards? We treat the chefs to a world-beating yum cha session, as Dani Valent discovers.

Lemon tart

It's really important to seal the pastry well to prevent any seepage during cooking, and to trim the pastry soon after cooking. Let the tart cool in the tin before removing it, or it will crack.

Bali's new wave of restaurants, hotels and bars

The restaurant and hotel scene on Australia's favourite holiday island has never been more exciting and Australian chefs, owners and restaurateurs are leading the charge, writes Samantha Coomber.

Pear, thyme and hazelnut tart

Thyme adds an intriguing savoury note to this burnt-butter tart, and poaching the pears in wine adds a further savoury element. Start this tart a day ahead to rest the pastry, and serve it with a dollop or two of creme fraiche.

Amaru
Modern Australian
Amaru
-37.85589,145.024664

Amaru is dressed to impress. A one-time shopfront turned into an intimate 34-seat restaurant, its concrete-render walls, indoor plants and upholstered armchairs exude sophistication and good taste. Lest things become too slick, neon feature lighting and a wall of curtains create a touch of theatre. Some theatricality is to be expected, given the owner-chef is Clinton McIver, a former Vue de Monde sous-chef, and it's present on the (attractive earthenware) plate, too. The menu starts with snacks such as fried swede topped with trout roe and moves on to five or six well-proportioned savoury courses: dry-aged duck served with pickled cucumber and burnt leek oil, say, or marron laid under a sliver of local jamón. Buffalo mozzarella ice-cream with sun-dried strawberries is a typically impressive dessert, and the service is as charming as the room. The smart, European-leaning wine list, with a smattering of sake, provides a fitting final flourish.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • Dégustations $120-$170

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Clinton McIver

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