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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."

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.

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.

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.

Bellota
European
  • 181 Bank St,
    South Melbourne,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9078 8381,
    www.bellota.com.au
  • Lunch Tue-Sat noon-3pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm

Bellota
-37.834154,144.961721

Expect to be seduced by Bellota. This Europhile wine bar's captivating qualities are not solely about direct access to one of the best independent wine retailers in the country (the Prince Wine Store - no corkage for wines over $80). Nor is it just that the converted terrace shopfront, with its street-side tables and French bistro-like interiors, is so immediately comforting. It's all that in combination with Danielle Rensonnet's exquisite food that earns Bellota a spot on the radar. Pitch-perfect foie gras parfait is teamed with deep-purple Tokay jelly, while impeccably cooked snapper sits on a buttery tumble of heirloom zucchini. Grill-striped lamb arrives, meanwhile, with mustard greens and a satisfying chickpea panisse. Carefully sourced oysters, dazzling charcuterie (including jamón Ibérico de bellota) and brilliant desserts, like lemon mousse topped with frozen raspberries and dehydrated mandarin, make return visits a sure thing.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • E $12-$26

    M $26-$34

    D $12-$14

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Danielle Rensonnet

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