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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.

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Restaurant Mason
Modern European
  • 3/35 Hunter St,
    Newcastle, NSW
  • (02) 4926 1014,
    www.restaurantmason.com
  • Lunch Thu-Sat noon-3pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm

     

Restaurant Mason
-32.927993,151.784738

It may be located on a main shopping drag, but the soft tonal greys of this refined space calm the noise and movement from the street outside, and the compact, thoughtful menu elevates matters further. Move from an amuse-bouche into a wonderfully inspired entrée of well-spiced duck, which swims in a rich and complex pond, dotted with lilypads of locally farmed pickled carrot, zucchini and nasturtium leaves. Then turn your attention to whatever fish's number was up that day, roasted and paired with buckwheat noodles, sesame scallops, crisp prawns, cauliflower and a flavour-packed miso-driven sauce. Vegetarian? You're in luck - there's a whole separate menu for you. The wine list has a proudly local focus, with a handful of international offerings sitting well beside the Hunter Valley's best sémillons. Desserts are not for the faint-hearted - they're all large, rich and unabashedly sweet. Finish them at your peril.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $24

    M $45

    D $17;

    tasting menus $100, $125

     

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Chris Thornton

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