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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.

Capitol Bar & Grill
Modern Australian
  • QT Canberra, 1 London CCT ,
    Canberra, ACT
  • (02) 6247 1488,
    www.qtcanberra.com.au
  • Lunch daily noon-2.30pm

    Dinner daily 6pm-10.30pm

Capitol Bar & Grill
-35.284442,149.128152

With its wall-mounted digital news feed and neon-lit gallery of political portraits (Kim Jong-un, Angela Merkel), Capitol shouts "power dining". Robert Marchetti's big and bold American hotel-style dining here is closely reminiscent of his menu-writing at the QT's sister hotel in Sydney, but it's a  formula that works. Think oysters Rockefeller, Mooloolaba prawns drenched in cocktail sauce, mac and cheese with black truffle, or a succulent dry-aged Tasmanian T-bone that meets Flintstone-family specs. Still, the standout  dish is simpler in its conception - a plate of carefully composed antipasti consisting of fine local prosciutto, mortadella, thickly sliced salami, and  chunks of Parmigiano-Reggiano. The wine list is more expansive than  edgy, and bar service can sometimes let down an otherwise efficient floor crew. Desserts stick with the unashamedly retro theme, not least the profiteroles doused in dark Valrhona chocolate. 


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $19-$24

    M $26-$44

    D $14-$21

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Wheelchair Access
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Robert Marchetti & Nic Wood

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