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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.

World's Best Chefs Talks

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

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.

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."

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.

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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