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Fig recipes

Figs. We can't get enough of them. Here are a few sweet and savoury ways to add them to your summer spread.

Australia's best rieslings

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Top Australian chefs to follow on Instagram in 2017

A lot has changed since we first published our pick of the best chefs to follow on Instagram (way back in the dark ages of 2013). Here’s who we’re double-tapping on the photo-sharing app right now.

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."

Christine Manfield recipes

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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.

Felix
French
  • 2 Ash St,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9240 3000,
    merivale.com.au/
  • Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm;

    Dinner Mon-Sat 5.30pm-10.30pm, Sun 5.30pm-9.30pm

     

Felix
-33.866465,151.20768

The Merivale group's homage to the French brasserie is well realised. The faithfully recreated room, which could so easily be a tired cliché, is full of energy and movement and has a lightness to match its urban surrounds. A friendly, enthusiastic floor team does a great job on the perennially busy floor. Classic dishes are where the kitchen excels: staples such as steak frites, duck confit, steak tartare and Gruyère soufflé. Going off-piste can be disappointing - a crab and prawn salad with eggplant, quinoa and pickled beetroot, for one, does none of the ingredients justice. Desserts set things right again. Salted caramel livens up profiteroles, and if Damien Hirst worked in fruit he might fashion something that looks a bit like the beautiful dish of summer berries suspended in Champagne and elderflower jelly. A substantial, French-accented wine list with a great selection by the glass rounds out this superb dining experience.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • E $12-$22

    M $32-$39

    D $16-$22

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Nathan Johnson

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