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Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

Flour and Stone Recipes

Baker extraordinaire Nadine Ingram of Sydney's Flour and Stone cooks up a sweet storm for Easter, including the much loved bakery's greatest hit.

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds

The cauliflower is roasted until it starts to caramelise, which adds extra depth of flavour to this winning salad. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

All Star Yum Cha

What happens the morning after the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards? We treat the chefs to a world-beating yum cha session, as Dani Valent discovers.

Lemon tart

It's really important to seal the pastry well to prevent any seepage during cooking, and to trim the pastry soon after cooking. Let the tart cool in the tin before removing it, or it will crack.

Spelt cashew and broccoli bowl with yoghurt dressing

This nicely textured salad transports well, making it ideal for picnics or to take to barbecues. The broccoli can be kept raw and shaved on a mandolin, too.

Melbournes finest meet Worlds Best

Leading chefs descend on Melbourne in April for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. We asked local hospitality folk who they’d abduct for the day and where they’d take them to show off their city. There may be coffee, there may be culture, but in the end it’s cocktails.

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.

Simone's
Italian
Simone's
-36.727561,146.96131

The alpine town of Bright is famous for its rail trails, especially in autumn, when pin oaks turn yellow and red - and for Simones. In a converted century-old red-brick house, the Simone family delivers warm Italian hospitality and food while championing regional produce. Expect pan-fried Harrietville trout with crisp cavolo nero chips, garlicky kale and golden orbs of fish roe. Or Milawa quail juicy with a meaty stuffing, its skin beautifully caramelised, while thick slices of cotechino add richness and flavour to red cabbage, bitter greens and broccoli. Handmade pasta of unusual quality has long been a feature - perhaps tagliatelle wrapping around a duck ragù topped with pink slices of breast and freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. Another local speciality, chestnuts, features in a death-by-chocolate dessert comprising mousse, crumble and honey meringue. Fittingly, the wine list teams the best of north-east Victoria with Italy's finest.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $25

    M $39-$42

    D $18

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Anthony Simone

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