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Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

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."

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.

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.

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.

Curtis Stone's strawberry and almond cheesecake

"I've made all kinds of fancy cheesecakes in my time, but nothing really beats the classic combination of strawberries and almonds with a boost from vanilla bean," says Stone. "I could just pile macerated strawberries on top, but why not give your tastebuds a proper party by folding grilled strawberries into the cheesecake batter too? Cheesecakes are elegant and my go-to for celebrations because they taste best when whipped up a day in advance."

Baguette recipes

These baguette recipes are picture-perfect and picnic ready, bursting with fillings like slow-cooked beef tongue, poached egg and grilled asparagus and classic leg ham and cheese.

World's Best Chefs Talks

Massimo Bottura and more are coming to the Sydney Opera House.

Aquitaine Brasserie
French
Aquitaine Brasserie
-27.480758,153.025432

Set on the grown-up end of South Bank, Aquitaine is built for long lunches. With an indoor-outdoor design catering to the local love of alfresco dining, it's casual yet sophisticated. As the sunlight dances on the river below, personable waitstaff guide you through the occasionally boundary-pushing French-fusion menu. An entrée of smoked barramundi in a pungent chawanmushi custard topped with heady bonito flakes pushes the boat out, a fascinating tip of the hat to Asia. Tender and juicy pressed turkey, meanwhile, poached before being quickly pan-fried, may have you reconsidering your next festive feast with its crisp sides of deep-fried stuffing, morello cherries, apple slices and boudin blanc. A deconstructed millefeuille with orange chiboust cream and freeze-dried mandarin combines sweet and sour elements for a satisfying dessert. Choose a glass from an above-average drinks list and you're all set for a lazy afternoon.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  •  E $16-$21

    M $29-$37

    D $14-$16

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Sam Lonsdale

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