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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.

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.

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."

World's Best Chefs Talks

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

Racine Restaurant at La Colline
Modern Australian
Racine Restaurant at La Colline
-33.296117,149.020089

Watch out for the new hit from chef Shaun Arantz, 'Honey, I Shrunk the Menu'. Now it's just four entrées and four main courses, plus a charcuterie platter and four desserts. But no complaints, because every dish has been perfected. Arantz marries seemingly incongruous flavours and textures with impeccable grace - snapper with wheat berry, zucchini and salt-baked celeriac, for instance. Venison with black barley, watercress and beetroot, and smoked ocean trout and carrot escabeche with almond and white quinoa. The menu's standout, rippling with flavours, features pressed duck with heirloom carrots, apricot, braised black lentils and a fig vincotto glaze. Both the food and the setting are seductive and stylish. Artworks, music and tableware contribute not only to the experience but also to raising expectations of regional dining. Service is friendly and brisk. And the drinks list, creative while observing a sense of terroir, is far from abbreviated.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • 2 courses $65

    3 courses $75

    5-course dégustation $95

     

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Shaun Arantz

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