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Mango recipes

Nothing says summer like mangoes. Go beyond the criss-cross cuts - bake a mango-filled meringue loaf with lime mascarpone, start off the day with a sweet coconut quinoa pudding with sticky mango, or toss it through a spicy warm weather Thai salad.

Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

Bright blue scampi roe is popping up on menus across Australia. Here's why it's so special.

Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

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Koh Loy Sriracha Sauce, David Thompson's favourite hot sauce

When the master of Thai food pinpoints anything as his favourite, we sit up and listen.

Summer feta recipes

Whether in a fresh salad or seasonal seafood dish, feta's creamy tang can be used to add interest to a variety of summer dishes.

Paul Carmichael's great cake

"Great cake, also known in Barbados as black cake or rum cake, is a variation of British Christmas cake that's smashed with rum and falernum syrup," says Momofuku Seiobo chef Paul Carmichael. "This festive cake varies from household to household but they all have two things in common: tons of dried fruit and rum. It's a cake that should be started at least a month out so the fruit can marinate in the booze. Start this recipe up to five weeks ahead to macerate the fruit and baste the cake."

Gifts under $100 at our pop-up Christmas Boutique

Whether it's a hand-thrown pasta bowl, a bottle of vodka made from sheep's whey or a completely stylish denim apron, our pop-up Christmas Boutique in collaboration with gift shop Sorry Thanks I Love You has got you covered in the $100 and under budget this Christmas.

Sagra
Italian
  • 62 Stanley St,
    Darlinghurst,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 8307 0430,
    sagrasydney.com.au
  • Lunch Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm

Sagra
-33.87559,151.214904

Whatever happens, have the pasta. Good fresh pasta for under $25 a plate is one of those holy grails of Sydney restaurants, and no one nails it better than this small, sweet Stanley Street newcomer. One of the chief virtues of the menu (apart from the outstanding value) is the way it's always changing, so one day it could be slivers of violetta artichoke in herb-flecked tagliatelle, the next perfectly pliant pappardelle dressed with goat-sausage ragù. Unlike many an Italian restaurant, too, the wheels don't fall off when the main courses roll around, whether you're talking roast chicken with crisp chickpea fritters and greens, or a mighty pork cutlet, juicy and flavoursome paired with salsa rossa and Roman beans. The wine and dessert options are both concise (hello pressed chocolate cake with chestnut ice-cream), but chosen with the kind of personal care that makes Sagra one of the most likeable prospects in town.


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At a glance

  • Price:
  • E $16-$20

    M $26-$30

    D $9-$13

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Outdoor dining
  • Cards:
  • Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Nigel Ward, Glenn Choy & Pelle Kossmann

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