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Recipes with peaches

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Ben Shewry's favourite souvlaki restaurant in Melbourne Kalimera Souvlaki Art

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Seabourn Encore luxury cruise ship

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Berry recipes

Whether it's raspberries paired with chocolate in a layer cake, or blueberries with lemon in a tart; berries are a welcome addition to any dessert. Here are delicious recipes with berries.

AA Gill's final column for Gourmet Traveller

We mourn the loss of a treasured member of the Gourmet Traveller family who passed awayon December 10, 2016. British writer AA Gill was a contributor to the magazine from July 2004. Gill’s travel column was as insightful as it was witty, funny as it was thoughtful – he was without peer. This is the final piece he wrote for Gourmet Traveller; it appears in the December issue, 2016. - Anthea Loucas Bosha, Editor

Coconut crab and green mango salad

"This salad bursts with fresh, vibrant flavours and became a signature on my Paramount menus," says Christine Manfield. "I capitalised on using green mangoes in many dishes as they became more widely available. Blue swimmer crabs from South Australia have the most delicious sweet meat. It's best to buy them whole, cook them yourself and carefully pick the meat from the shell - a tedious task but it gives the best flavour. This entree also works well with spanner crab meat (you can buy this in packs ready cooked from reliable fishmongers). The sweetness of the crab, the richness of the fresh coconut and the sourness of green mango make a wonderful partnership. It's all about harmony on the palate and using the very best produce."

Dandelion
Vietnamese
  • 133 Ormond Rd,
    Elwood,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9531 4900,
    dandelion.ws/
  • Lunch Thu-Fri noon-3.30pm, Sat-Sun noon-3pm

    Dinner daily 5.30pm-9.30pm

Dandelion
-37.88584,144.988654

Once upon a time Elwood locals would have to hike across town if they wanted interesting food after dark. That was until Geoff Lindsay introduced this polished diner to the 'hood. Having a classically trained chef with a soft spot for Vietnamese cuisine means sophisticated riffs on the theme plus seamless service, good-looking surrounds and price tags to match. Get in the zone with rolled-to-order soft-shell crab in rice paper, before moving on to bigger dishes such as goat or duck curries, or offerings from the coconut grill - local silver whiting wrapped in banana leaves, say, flavoured with lemongrass, turmeric and chilli. Staff and fellow diners will hard-sell you on the tamarind-laced caramelised pork hock (you should take their word for it), but know that the generous portions are designed to be shared. Desserts can be patchy but the overall package, from a spice-friendly wine list to clever set menu options, is slick.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $9-$26

    M $20-$48

    D $12-$14

    Dégustations $58-$78

     

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Geoff Lindsay & Ennis Le

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