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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.

Fast summer dinners

From an effortless tomato and ricotta herbed tart to Sri Lankan fish curries and chewy pork-and-pineapple skewers, these no-fuss recipes lend to relaxing on a humid summer's night.

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."

Cape Lodge
Modern European
Cape Lodge
-33.735563,115.038253

As the white tablecloths, discreet service and muted soundtrack imply, dinner at this soigné dining room is an utterly classic affair. Michael Elfwing's dishes gratify the most when the Swedish-born chef keeps the edit tight: slices of juicy duck breast teamed with kale and duck jus, perhaps, or a fat steamed bug tail underscored by a bright sauce of spring onion and lemon verbena. While genteel waitstaff proudly extol the provenance of ingredients, this connection with seasonality occasionally feels forced - the deployment of fennel flowers in a kingfish tataki and cucumber salad a case in point. Even if you're not retreating to one of the lodge's plush rooms, imaginative desserts such as crunchy shards of apple with cinnamon ice-cream and a parsnip-spiked crème anglaise make a fine send-off, and Margaret River trophy wines share cellar space with well-priced local cuvées and intriguing imports.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • 4 courses $110,

    Tasting menu $145

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Michael Elfwing

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