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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?

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.

Curry recipes

When you're in need of rejuvenation, there's nothing better than a warming bowl of curry, whether it's gently spiced potato and egg, a punchy Jamaican goat number or an elaborate Burmese fish curry. Here are our favourite recipes.

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.

Automata opening in Singapore

One of Sydney’s hottest restaurants is about to branch out in Asia.

New Indian restaurant breaks new ground in breakfast and lunch

Cafe Southall, a contemporary all-day Indian eatery from the family behind Bombay by Night, opens in St Kilda.

Hot 100 2017: food trends

Life moves fast in the world of food and restaurants. How do you keep up? By reading our Hot 100 round-up of the latest and greatest in store for your tastebuds in 2017. It's time to eat!

Muse
Modern Australian
  • 2450 Broke Rd,
    Pokolbin, NSW
  • (02) 4998 6777,
    www.musedining.com.au
  • Lunch Sat-Sun noon-3pm;

    Dinner Wed-Sat 6.30pm-10pm

     

Muse
-32.778327,151.338771

Winery restaurants tend to attract two types: the best-behaviour special occasion crowd and the "we've just drunk our way around seven cellar doors" brigade. How to reconcile these strange bedfellows? By serving playful, visually-exciting and pristine food that's a pleasure to eat. An entrée of smoked duck ham with comforting spices is artfully plated with berries and dollops of almond cream, while a silky cylinder of ocean trout is enriched with spanner crab, nori and Thai basil. The staff are exceptionally warm, especially when you consider they likely have to deal with regular bucks' and hens' groups, but it's the sweet stuff that really wows you. The palate-cleansers, like a grape and golden raisin granita, are such joyful bursts of freshness that you could be fooled into thinking you don't need dessert. You're wrong. There'd be a riot if they ever nixed their signature Muse Coconut - a hedonistic take on a Bounty bar.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • 2 courses $75

    3 courses $95

  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Troy Rhoades-Brown

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