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Mango recipes

Nothing says summer like mangoes. Go beyond the criss-cross cuts - bake a mango-filled meringue loaf with lime mascarpone, start off the day with a sweet coconut quinoa pudding with sticky mango, or toss it through a spicy warm weather Thai salad.

Garlic recipes

This pungent yet essential little bulb sets the foundation for countless dishes across the globe. Slowly roast it alongside spatchcock or whole snapper, or grind it down to thick paste for a rich alioli. When it comes to garlic, the possibilities truly are endless.

Taming the Wilderness

Heading to Canada’s far-flung places means a whole lot of adventure with life’s luxuries on the side.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

Bright blue scampi roe is popping up on menus across Australia. Here's why it's so special.

Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

"The delice from Source Dining is a winner. May I have the recipe?" Rebecca Ward, Fitzroy, Vic REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

Cooking breakfast like a chef

Direct from our Fare Exchange column and recipe vault, we've picked the best breakfast recipes from chefs cooking around Australia. From croque-monsieur to Paris Brest, you won't find poached eggs on toast here. All of the dishes are the perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee.

Koh Loy Sriracha Sauce, David Thompson's favourite hot sauce

When the master of Thai food pinpoints anything as his favourite, we sit up and listen.

Bistro Vue
French
  • 430 Little Collins St,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9691 3838,
    bistrovue.com.au/
  • Mon-Sat 11.45am-10m

Bistro Vue
-37.815976,144.960126

Shannon Bennett's sister restaurant, Vue de Monde, is one block and 55 floors away, but his romantic, playfully nostalgic Bistro Vue soars in other ways. Diners are treated to parquet tables, red velvet banquettes, and a menu of greatest hits that avoids dwelling in the past. Sure, there's pastry-topped onion soup, steak with béarnaise, parsley-crusted snails and a piano accordionist playing "La Vie en Rose". But the open kitchen also dishes up duck egg ready to be sloshed through crisp kale with pork jowl, snapper fillet cooked pearly in paperbark, and pumpkin gnocchi that look chunky but are almost marshmallow-light. A mixed grill of lamb teams kidneys with fillet and peppery sausage. Verdant fresh greens and crusty bread come from Bennett's Dandenongs outpost. Polished staff draw the curtains on a night of pleasurable theatre with an ornate hazelnut and lemon bombe Alaska, flambéed dramatically at the table.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $16-$39

    M $30-$79

    D $14-$18

    Dégustation $110

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Shannon Bennett & Chris Bonello

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