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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.

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.

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."

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.

World's Best Chefs Talks

Massimo Bottura and more are coming to the Sydney Opera House.

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Cumulus Inc.
Modern Australian
  • 45 Flinders La,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9650 1445,
    cumulusinc.com.au/
  • Mon-Fri 7am-11pm, Sat-Sun 8am-11pm

Cumulus Inc.
-37.81492,144.973129

Now in its ninth year, the gorgeously loft-like Cumulus still has the quietly sophisticated X-factor it arrived with. Floods of natural light, striking flower arrangements and elegant timber furniture keep the room looking as fresh as the day it opened. The marble-topped kitchen pass makes a great perch for chef-watching, while comfortable bar seating offers a two-way perve with fellow diners and the parade of laneway traffic. The menu's versatility is its strength, and you'll be equally as happy doing the solo oysters-and-fizz thing as you will be sharing a shoulder of legendary lamb and seasonal sides with pals. European-influenced, the menu is geared for sharing, though you may need to plan your picks to get the mojo right. Tempura-style zucchini flowers stuffed with minced prawns and served with a tangy, Marie Rose-esque sauce are an inspired take on the '70s classic prawn cocktail. Service is polished, the wine list exemplary - and the buzz? Unbeatable.

 

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $7-$19

    M $25-$44

    D $14-$17

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
    Breakfast
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings lunch only
  • Chef:
  • Andrew McConnell & Casey McDonald

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