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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."

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

World's Best Chefs Talks

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

Sarti
Italian
  • 6 Russell Pl,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9639 7822,
    www.sartirestaurant.com.au
  • Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm;

    Dinner Mon-Thu 6pm-10.30pm, Fri-Sat 6pm-11pm

     

Sarti
-37.813937,144.967607

Sarti's urban sanctuary of a rooftop terrace is arguably the CBD's best outdoor dining. Indeed, whether outdoors or in, Sarti's modern fare ranks among the city's primo Italian. Paolo Masciopinto's platings are as bright and seductive as a Missoni dress. Even vitello tonnato - traditionally, a dish that feasts the palate more than the eye - looks sexy, the classic tuna sauce replaced by creamy spheres of tuna "foam", next to elegant pink slips of veal. Pasta extends beyond the familiar, but not too far: pumpkin tagliatelle coated in a white wine-based rabbit ragù, say, dressed with pine nuts, pecorino and marjoram. Among secondi, the pork belly - its skin properly rendered and crisp - is heightened by notes both rich (cubes of blood pudding) and fresh (a verdant pea purée, cos hearts, mint). The bombolini are just fine. Better to stretch for the more ambitious caramel bavarese with salted popcorn; the perfect way to end a gold-class meal.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $12-$25

    M $28-$38

    D $12-$18

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Paolo Masciopinto

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