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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.

Sage Dining Rooms
Modern Australian
  • Gorman House,
    Batman St,
    Braddon,
    Canberra, ACT
  • (02) 6249 6050,
    www.sagerestaurant.net.au/
  • Lunch Tue-Sat noon-2pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 5.30pm-10pm

Sage Dining Rooms
--35.276568,149.139586

After 15 years in business, Sage is maturing into veteran status, with chef Richie Pattenden steering the stately ship on its next course. Produce sourced from the restaurant's farm mixes with playful ideas such as beef tartare with spiced eggplant delivering the punch and puffed-up pork crackling bringing the crunch. Berkshire pork jowl offers generous layers of perfectly rendered fat balanced by sweet local figs and smoked cauliflower, while, for dessert, a dramatic ball of hazelnut that recalls the humble Ferrero Rocher, replete with praline parfait and caramel, is the standout. (Frozen yoghurt on a stick, by contrast, doesn't quite cut it.)  The somewhat discombobulating décor - black-and-white striped walls competing for the eye with busy floral banquettes - is at least comfy and charming. Service is polished, and there's still enough interest in a wine list that has global reach even if it no longer reads like a novel. 


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • 3 courses $75

    5 courses $95

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Outdoor dining
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Johnon MacDonald & Richie Pattenden

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