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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.

Savoury tarts

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Cue the Champagne.

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.

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.

Fast autumn dinners

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

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.

Apple desserts

Whether baked into a bubbling crumble, caramelised in a puff-pastry tart or served in an all-American pie, apples are a classic filling for fruity desserts. Here are the recipes we keep coming back to.

Ezard
Modern Australian
  • 187 Flinders La,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9639 6811,
    www.ezard.com.au/
  • Lunch Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10.30pm

Ezard
-37.816347,144.96838

Descending the stairs to Ezard feels as though you're travelling back in time. Not too far back, mind, just to the turn of the century, at the height of mod Oz, microsuede and expense accounts. Within this basement lair, polished waitstaff present a familiar line-up of Teage Ezard classics. While the mood is polite, there's nothing restrained about the cuisine. There's a tile of sticky pork belly with tart apple and the musty funk of black pudding purée, or the aromatic tom kha broth ladled over crab dumplings. Main courses skip from the relative simplicity of poached ocean trout with ginger, sesame and bacon dashi to the sweet-and-spicy kick of Sichuan duck. Desserts are more muted, with yuzu adding gentle pep to nougat parfait. Bypass the expensive by-the-glass offerings in favour of the expansive wine list, which brims with interesting imports. Ezard may play it safe, but who doesn't crave consistency every now and then?


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $28-$32

    M $48-$69

    D $21-$22

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Teage Ezard & Jarrod Di Blasi

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