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Paul Carmichael's great cake

"Great cake, also known in Barbados as black cake or rum cake, is a variation of British Christmas cake that's smashed with rum and falernum syrup," says Momofuku Seiobo chef Paul Carmichael. "This festive cake varies from household to household but they all have two things in common: tons of dried fruit and rum. It's a cake that should be started at least a month out so the fruit can marinate in the booze. Start this recipe up to five weeks ahead to macerate the fruit and baste the cake."

Mister Bianco
Italian
  • 285 High St,
    Kew,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9853 6929,
    misterbianco.com.au
  • Lunch Wed-Fri noon-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm

Mister Bianco
-37.805109,145.035166

Is it a Cosa Nostra thing? The plastic syringe filled with blood-red liquid that appears on the table at the business end of lunch at Sicilian joint Mister Bianco is mildly alarming. But inject the strawberry jam into sugar-dusted sfinci, add macadamia ice-cream, and you've got a dessert offer you can't refuse. It's a light note to end a meal otherwise characterised by earnest cooking: not traditional Sicilian by any means, but flavours of the island with plenty of modern twists. Tuna carpaccio is scattered with pistachio crumbs and black and white sesame seeds; rough-textured spelt dough tortellini are filled with tasty shredded rabbit; a superbly thick, juicy crumbed veal cutlet is topped with umami-rich shiitakes. Despite patchy service, the reassuring starched linen, smart surrounds and strong wine list - a mix of Italians and Australians - ensure Mister Bianco's sovereignty over the neighbourhood.

 


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $12-$20

    M $22-$38

    D $3-$16

    2-4 courses $53-$73

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Joseph Vargetto

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