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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."

Fig recipes

Figs. We can't get enough of them. Here are a few sweet and savoury ways to add them to your summer spread.

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.

Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

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.

Top Australian chefs to follow on Instagram in 2017

A lot has changed since we first published our pick of the best chefs to follow on Instagram (way back in the dark ages of 2013). Here’s who we’re double-tapping on the photo-sharing app right now.

Christine Manfield recipes

As the '90s dawned, darling chefs were pushing the boundaries of cooking in this country. A young Christine Manfield, just starting out at this heady time, soon became part of the generation that redefined modern Australian cuisine. She shares some of her timeless signatures from the era.

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Rockpool Bar & Grill
Modern Australian
  • 66 Hunter St,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 8078 1900,
    rockpool.com
  • Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-11pm

Rockpool Bar & Grill
-33.865978,151.210339

It's the exceptional steakhouse that lays claim to having some of the finest seafood in town. But, then, Rockpool Bar & Grill is the exception to most rules. Somewhere with such a tight lock on the business-lunch crowd has no right being this glamorous, all Deco of line and soaring of column. Anywhere with a cellar so dazzling has no business having a superb cocktail bar. And how is it that a menu so sprawling, in the American grill tradition, is executed with such consistent clarity? Meaty, buttery slices of abalone done meunière-style might compete with the steaks anywhere else, but here, where the ageing and wood-grilling of Australia's best beef is raised to art, there's no chance. Service responds well to challenges, and sharing is the way to profit, so place your faith in your waiter and carve your way through the menu (with no skimping on the excellent sides), right through to the warm blackberry and almond pudding to close.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • E $21-$37

    M $25-$119

    D $15-$23

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Corey Costelloe & Neil Perry

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