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Pea and ham soup

Bread and butter pudding

Just what you need on a cold winter's night; a bowl of luscious pudding. Make sure to leave room for seconds.

Tarta de Santiago

"Gordita makes a splendid version of the Galician almond cake Tarta de Santiago, with its dramatic design. Would you please publish the recipe?" Michael MacDermott, Taringa, Qld REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

Coffee culture: A history

Australia’s love affair with coffee is stronger than ever; it’s become a way of life. But exactly how did a beverage manage to shape our country’s culture?

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.

Autumn's most popular recipes 2017

As the weather started to cool down, your stoves were heating up with spicy curries, hearty breakfast dishes and comforting bowls of pasta. You balanced things out nicely with some greens but dessert wasn't entirely forgotten. Counting down from 30, here are your 2017 autumn favourites.

Ham hock soup

Beef cheek recipes

The name 'beef cheek' really does refer to the facial cheek muscle of a cow. It's a tough, lean cut of meat often braised or cooked slowly to produce a tender and delicious result. Here are some of our favourite ways to serve them up.

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Gladioli
Modern Australian
Gladioli
-38.10029,144.059129

In the blink-and-you'll-miss-it town of Inverleigh, Matt Dempsey has created a dining drawcard in Gladioli. Housed in a weatherboard cottage, this rural retreat lures Geelong locals and road-tripping Melbourne folk for languid weekend lunches. White-clothed tables are dotted among the art-filled dining rooms, manned by engaging staff. Fittingly, local heroes such as Bannockburn dominate the concise wine list. Dempsey's staunchly seasonal dégustations might kick off with a dish of char-grilled zucchini, snow pea purée and house-made ricotta. The crab-studded sushi rice, with shiso, nori and crunchy puffs of wild rice, is similarly restrained. Bigger flavours follow: a tranche of pink duck breast emboldened by earthy beetroot, tangy plum and a dusting of too-sweet chocolate. Subtlety returns in a dessert of honey and almond ice-cream, fig-leaf granita and berries. Not every dish soars, but it's a solid experience. 


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • Dégustations $90-$120

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Matthew Dempsey

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