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Executive chef Robin Wickens has a stronger influence at the Royal Mail Hotel's upcoming restaurant, slated to open later this year.

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The rivers of America's north-west running through Washington state and Oregon form the arteries of epic landscapes and bold discovery routes. Emma Sloley follows in the wake of Lewis and Clark.

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Italian food in the restaurants of Australia blossomed into maturity in the new millennium, as the work of these trailblazers shows – dazzling and diverse, a successful balance between adaptation and tradition.

Steam ovens: a guide
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Billed as the faster, cleaner way to cook, are these on-trend ovens all they’re cracked up to be? We take a close look at their rising popularity, USP versus the traditional convection cooker and how each type rates in terms of form, function, and above all, flavour in this buyer’s guide.

Our chocolate issue is out now
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Our April issue is out now. In his editor's letter, Pat Nourse walks you through what to expect.

Roast pork with Nelly Robinson
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Nelly Robinson of Sydney's nel. restaurant talks us through his favourite roasting joints, tips for crisp roast potatoes and why, when it comes to pork, slow and steady always wins the race.

Water carafes
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More than mere vessels, these pieces bring a cool breeze of style from the fridge to the table.

Flour and Stone Recipes

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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.

All Star Yum Cha

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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.

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Chianti
Italian
  • 160 Hutt St,
    Adelaide, SA
  • (08) 8232 7955,
    www.chianti.net.au/
  • Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm,

    Sat-Sun 12.30pm-4pm;

    dinner daily 6pm-10pm

     

Chianti
-34.930762,138.612615

A respected elder of the Adelaide restaurant scene, Chianti has delighted diners with its consistent service for 30 years. Attention to detail runs from a gracious welcome to crisp white linen, gleaming glassware, filtered lighting and well-spaced tables. Sommelier Duncan Vent navigates you through little-known grape varieties such as kerner and pelaverga amid a broad selection of Italian wines and a smaller Australian list. An intelligent menu celebrates local ingredients in a diverse array of Italian dishes. Anchovies and capers add salty tang to fried lambs' brains. Smoked eel and walnuts bring a silky accent to fazzoletti pasta. Catalan-inspired red pepper and almond romesco lifts ricotta-stuffed fried zucchini flowers. Pancetta-wrapped roast saddle of rabbit loin is juicy and tender, although more assertive seasoning would be welcome. Desserts are light and refreshing - try a delicate pistachio panna cotta with balsamic-steeped strawberries.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • E $23-$25

    M $29-$40

    D $17-$19

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Toby Gush

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