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Flour and Stone Recipes

Baker extraordinaire Nadine Ingram of Sydney's Flour and Stone cooks up a sweet storm for Easter, including the much loved bakery's greatest hit.

Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds

The cauliflower is roasted until it starts to caramelise, which adds extra depth of flavour to this winning salad. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

Savoury tarts

Will your next baking project be a flaky puff pastry with pumpkin, goat's curd and thyme, or a classic bacon and Stilton tart? As autumn settles in, we're ticking these off one by one.

Melbournes finest meet Worlds Best

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.

1980s recipes

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.

New cruises 2017

Cue the Champagne.

Roti canai

Here, we've made the dough in a food processor, but it's really quick and simple to do by hand as well. If the dough seems a little too wet just add a little more flour.

Catalina
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One could assume that a restaurant so well located might rely on its good looks to get by. Not so. The views of Rose Bay may be seductive, but the food is equally commanding. Seafood is the star, as an entrée of seared scallops with a tiger prawn and snapper brandade, leek purée, seaweed and leek crisps, for instance, or the poached marron tail with orange aïoli ably demonstrate. Among the main courses, confidently cooked lobster finds a fitting contrast in ink-black fettuccine and tomato and chilli-infused lobster oil, while smoked duck breast with caramelised stone fruit, chestnut purée and cherry jus shows as much finesse. Desserts are difficult to resist; caramelised fig with bitter caramel mousse, brik pastry and sugared pistachio remains the standout. Service is attentive, and the wine list is well considered. Finish with a cocktail on the deck, watching the seaplanes land, to round out this classic Sydney dining experience.          

 


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • E $28-$38

    M $36-$55

    D $22-$26

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Outdoor dining
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Mark Axisa

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