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Farro recipes

Farro can be used in almost any dish, from a robust salad to accompany hearty beer-glazed beef short ribs to a new take on risotto with mushrooms, leek and parmesan. Here are 14 ways with this versatile grain.

Aløft

There's nothing new about Nordic interiors - blond timbers, concrete surfaces, warm, mid-century charm without the twee - and thank heavens for that. It's a style that augments the beauty of everything around it, in this case, gorgeous Hobart harbour, which makes up one whole wall. What is new here, however, is the food - by veterans of Garagistes, which once dazzled diners down the road, Vue de Monde in Melbourne and Gordon Ramsay worldwide. There's a strong Asian bent, but with Tasmanian ingredients. In fact, the kitchen's love of the local verges on obsessive - coconut milk in an aromatic fish curry is replaced with Tasmanian-grown fig leaf simmered in cream to mimic the flavour. Other standouts include a gutsy red-braised lamb with gai lan and chewy cassia spaetzle, pigs' ears zingy with Sichuan pepper and a fresh, springy berry dessert. While the food is sourced locally, the generous wine list spans the planet. 

Secret Tuscany

A far cry from Tuscany’s familiar gently rolling hills, Monte Argentario’s appealing mix of mountain, ocean, island and lagoon makes it one of Italy’s hidden treasures, writes Emiko Davies.

Moon Park to open Paper Bird in Potts Point

No, it’s not a pop-up. The team behind Sydney’s Moon Park is back with an all-day east-Asian eatery.

Where to stay, eat and drink in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Beyond Kuala Lumpur's shopping malls, Lara Dunston finds a flourishing third-wave coffee scene, tailored food tours and charming neighbourhoods.

O Tama Carey's fried eggs with seeni sambol, coconut and turmeric

"I first cooked a version of this dish - inspired by the excellent deep-fried egg dish at Billy Kwong - while working at a restaurant in Sri Lanka," says O Tama Carey. "The lattice-like eggs are doused in a creamy turmeric curry sauce and topped with seeni sambol, a sweet-spiced caramelised onion relish. This dish is equally perfect for an indulgent breakfast as it is served as part of a larger meal." The recipe for the seeni sambol makes more than you need, but to get the right balance of spices you need to make at least this much. It keeps refrigerated for up to three weeks; use as an onion relish. The curry sauce can be made a day or two ahead.

Kisume, Melbourne

Chris Lucas has flown in talent from all over the world, including Eleven Madison Park, for his bold new venture. Here’s what to expect from Kisume.

Grilled apricot salad with jamon and Manchego

Here we've scorched apricots on the grill and served them with torn jamon, shaved Manchego and peppery rocket leaves. Think of it as a twist on the good old melon-prosciutto routine. The mixture would also be great served on charred sourdough.

1889 Enoteca
Italian
  • 10-12 Logan Rd,
    Woolloongabba,
    Brisbane, QLD
  • (07) 3392 4315,
    www.1889enoteca.com.au/
  • Lunch Tue-Fri, Sun noon-2.30pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm

     

1889 Enoteca
-27.48682,153.036651

There's no better place in Brisbane to enjoy regional classics and seek out exciting, low-intervention Italian wines than this elegant destination that could almost be in the Eternal City. Outside, pretty footpath settings are buffered from the street by potted olives and hanging geraniums. Inside, you're greeted by smart, linen-topped tables, upholstered booths and a marble-topped bar. Zucchini flowers stuffed alla Romana with mozzarella and anchovies kick things off well, but vitello tonnato is even finer - rosy veal slices curled into buds in a big-flavoured tuna mayo-style sauce, dotted with capers and olives. Creamy carnaroli risotto arrives topped with goat's cheese, zucchini, petals and peas, while saltimbocca is crowned with prosciutto, asparagus and fried sage leaves. A zuppa Inglese, laced with mango and limoncello and finished with mascarpone pleats, is as rich as the accents of an assured Italian floor team - and just as charming.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • E $21-$26

    M $36-$42

    D $15

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Matthew Stubbing

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