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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.

Fast autumn dinners

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

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds

The cauliflower is roasted until it starts to caramelise, which adds extra depth of flavour to this winning salad. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

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.

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.

New cruises 2017

Cue the Champagne.

Savoury tarts

Will your next baking project be a flaky puff pastry with pumpkin, goat's curd and thyme, or a classic bacon and Stilton tart? As autumn settles in, we're ticking these off one by one.

All Star Yum Cha

What happens the morning after the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards? We treat the chefs to a world-beating yum cha session, as Dani Valent discovers.

Lucio’s
Italian
  • 47 Windsor St,
    Paddington,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9380 5996,
    lucios.com.au/
  • Lunch Tue-Sat 12.30pm-2.45pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 6.30pm-10.15pm

Lucio’s
-33.884945,151.232871

If walls could talk, Lucio's might need to shut down, such are the classified conversations of Sydney's powerbrokers, media heavyweights and artists who've broken bread in its sunny dining rooms. Not only do they enjoy discretion among works from art royalty who've eaten and sketched here - John Olsen, Charles Blackman and Garry Shead, to name a few - but hospitality from a host with unrivalled warmth and innate civility. Lucio Galletto's passion is as high now as when the doors opened 34 years ago, and so are his standards. The service is impeccable, the wine list thoughtfully sourced from Australia and Italy, and the food itself like art. Pasta is a sure bet, whether it's the black handkerchiefs with cuttlefish, mussels and prawns, or beetroot ravioli with lean hare. Wagyu carpaccio with bagna cauda is a standout and you'll want more smoked duck salad with peach and almonds. More of everything, actually, because Lucio's gets better with age.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $25-$32

    M $44-$46

    D $16-$19

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Nicole Bampton

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