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Step away from the “dessert yoghurt", writes Will Studd. The real unadulterated thing is much more rewarding.

All-Star Yum Cha
22.03.2017

What happens the morning after the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards? We treat the chefs to a world-beating yum cha session, as Dani Valent discovers.

Honey Fingers, Melbourne's inner-city beekeepers
22.03.2017

Single-source honey putting community and sustainability next to sweetness.

Vermouth is having a moment
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More and more adventurous local winemakers are embracing Vermouth's botanicals, writes Max Allen.

Exploring Indonesia's Komodo National Park
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Indonesia's Komodo National Park is home to staggering scenery and biodiversity. Michael Harden sets sail in a handcrafted yacht to explore its remote islands in pared-back luxury.

The new cruises on the horizon in 2017
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Cue the Champagne.

Seven recipes that shaped 1980s fine dining
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Australia saw some bold moves in the ’80s, and we’re not just talking hairstyles. Greater cultural references started peppering the menus of our restaurants, and home-grown ingredients won a new appreciation. The dining scene was coming of age and a new band of pioneers led the charge.

Where Melbourne's finest will take the World's Best Chefs
20.03.2017

Leading chefs descend on Melbourne in April for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. We asked local hospitality folk who they’d abduct for the day and where they’d take them to show off their city. There may be coffee, there may be culture, but in the end it’s cocktails.

Black Cow Bistro
Steak
Black Cow Bistro
-41.435718,147.140085

By all means order any of the six sauces or relishes that accompany the steak at this spirited downtown bistro - the mixed peppercorn demi-glaze is glossy not gloopy and the béarnaise is elevated with truffles. But before you splash it on to your rib-eye or porterhouse, take a bite. The grass-fed, dry-aged and free-range Tasmanian beef is as pure and untainted as the island itself, cooked with a perfect char, and you'd be hard-pressed to savour meat this singularly flavourful anywhere else. Grilled steak is the main motif but there are other temptations. Natural oysters, another island specialty, are a reliable entrée, or try the terrine, resplendent with pork, duck and macadamia nuts. The wine list is imaginative for a place devoted to steak; desserts less so - they're of the one-fruit, one-chocolate, one-cream variety. The place is swamped by locals and tourists, so service can be scattershot, but you'll never have to wait till the cows come home. 


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $20-$24

    M $35-$51

    D $17-$18

  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Craig Will

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