The February issue

Our clean eating issue is out now, packed with super lunch bowls, gluten-free desserts and more - including our cruising special, covering all luxury on the seas.

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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

We’re spoilt for variety – and value – in Australia when it comes to good riesling. Max Allen picks the top 20 from a fine crop.

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."

Most popular recipes summer 2017

Counting down from 20, here are this summer's most-loved recipes.

Christine Manfield recipes

As the '90s dawned, darling chefs were pushing the boundaries of cooking in this country. A young Christine Manfield, just starting out at this heady time, soon became part of the generation that redefined modern Australian cuisine. She shares some of her timeless signatures from the era.

Sleep in a Grampians olive grove this autumn

Under Sky are popping up with a luxe camping hotel experience at Mount Zero Olives this April.

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.

Miki’s Open Kitchen
Japanese
  • Shop 2, 131 Bussell Hwy,
    Margaret River, WA
  • (08) 9758 7673
  • Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm

Miki’s Open Kitchen
-33.996736,115.054668

Perched at the counter that rings Mikihito Nagai's kitchen, it's hard not to feel smug. Not only have you scored a reservation at Margaret River's best place to eat after dark, you're also occupying some of its primest real estate. Fry guy Norio Idei spends his evenings transforming local seafood into dazzling modern tempura. Olive and yuzu powder lends savour to golden whiting, while matcha salt elevates juicy Broome scampi. The fried stuff might be the kitchen's bread and batter, but the rest of the menu warrants exploring, too. Shark Bay crab steamed with fermented chilli, tofu and dashi takes fish-in-a-bag to another level, just as miso butter jolts baby carrots into life. Other than a blackboard detailing the make-up of the set menu, the fit-out keeps things plain: shake things up with a black sesame ice-cream and red bean cake dessert or another pass at the value-packed sake and wine list. The warm service, however, is a constant. 


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $13-$20

    M $34-$40

    D $10;

    dégustations $60, $68

     

  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Mikihito Nagai

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