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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.

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Bentley
Modern Australian
  • 27 O'Connell St,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 8214 0505,
    www.thebentley.com.au/
  • Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm

    

Bentley
-33.865312,151.209007

Even if Brent Savage were somehow limited to a toaster oven, the plates coming from his kitchen would be far from predictable. At Bentley, where he has a few more gadgets to play with, his dishes are some of the most forward-looking and accomplished in town. Small bites are as intricate as the main event: a pretzel puff with chicken skin purée, a scallop ceviche that bursts with the freshness of sorrel granita, or spot prawns bound with a silky macadamia sauce. Pumpkin spaghetti with kombu oil and black-bean crumb is as thoughtful a main course as any protein. For dessert, violet ice-cream with Coco Pop-like honeycomb and musk sticks is both artistic and tasty. The wave of creative energy flows through the vibrantly modern Pascale Gomes-McNabb interiors and the well-oiled front-of-house, down to Nick Hildebrandt's carefully curated wine list (Jura fans take note). A microcosm of relentless perfectionism.  


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • E $22-$30

    M $36-$49

    D $20

    Dégustations $120-$150

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Brent Savage & Aiden Stevens

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