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Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

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."

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.

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.

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.

Curtis Stone's strawberry and almond cheesecake

"I've made all kinds of fancy cheesecakes in my time, but nothing really beats the classic combination of strawberries and almonds with a boost from vanilla bean," says Stone. "I could just pile macerated strawberries on top, but why not give your tastebuds a proper party by folding grilled strawberries into the cheesecake batter too? Cheesecakes are elegant and my go-to for celebrations because they taste best when whipped up a day in advance."

Baguette recipes

These baguette recipes are picture-perfect and picnic ready, bursting with fillings like slow-cooked beef tongue, poached egg and grilled asparagus and classic leg ham and cheese.

World's Best Chefs Talks

Massimo Bottura and more are coming to the Sydney Opera House.

Petite Mort
Modern European
  • 225 Onslow Rd,
    Shenton Park,
    Perth, WA
  • (08) 9388 0331,
    www.petitemort.com.au/
  • Lunch Thu-Fri noon-2.30pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-9pm

Petite Mort
-31.961073,115.811392

While his peers have eased up on the gels and tweezers, Petite Mort's Todd Stuart continues to cast proven flavour pairings in elaborate, highly worked modern plating. Fabada, for instance, turns the Spanish stew into a miniature cauldron lined with couscous and slices of tangy chorizo, the traditional white beans turned into a velouté added at the table. Steak and eggs is reimagined as beef shoulder with a dainty tile of potato and a thick yolk sauce, while kombucha jelly is the twist on Stuart's standby salmon, seaweed salad and wasabi sorbet. The wine list is in dire need of a spell-check, and the offer by the glass doesn't quite fit the menu, but drinkers have access to some interesting gear, lesser-seen Burgundies and French spirits among them. Giving diners the option of substituting dishes on the dégustation is thoughtful, while the hushed, bare-brick room and the polished service remain true to fine-dining ideals. 


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • 3 courses $64

    Dégustations $115

  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Outdoor dining
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Todd Stuart & Hans-George Ogrissek

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