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Grilled apricot salad with jamon and Manchego

Here we've scorched apricots on the grill and served them with torn jamon, shaved Manchego and peppery rocket leaves. Think of it as a twist on the good old melon-prosciutto routine. The mixture would also be great served on charred sourdough.

Chorizo recipes

Where would Spanish cuisine be without the chorizo? This versatile smallgood lends its big flavours to South American stews, soups, and salads, not to mention the ultimate hot dog. Let the sizzling begin.

2017 Australian Hotel Awards: The Finalists

This year's finalists across 11 different categories include established and new hotels, all with particular areas of excellence. Stay tuned to find out which hotels will take the top spots when they're announced at a ceremony at QT Melbourne on Wednesday 24 May, and published in our 2017 Australian Hotel Guide, on sale Thursday 25 May.

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Pea and ham soup

2017 Australian Hotel Awards: The Winners

Every year, we produce the Australian Hotel Guide to scout the country for the very best in hotels: from city to country, coast to coast, club sandwich to club sandwich. We check into reviewed hotels anonymously and pay our own way. What we experience at these top Australian addresses is the same as what you, our readers, would experience. No special treatment; no added extras. Just honest, informative reviews of the best hotel experiences around the country. It's time to get packing. Pick up a copy of our 2017 Hotel Guide with our June issue, out now.

Farro recipes

Farro can be used in almost any dish, from a robust salad to accompany hearty beer-glazed beef short ribs to a new take on risotto with mushrooms, leek and parmesan. Here are 14 ways with this versatile grain.

Spice Bar
Asian
  • First floor, 123 Mooloolaba Esp,
    Mooloolaba, QLD
  • (07) 5444 2022,
    www.spicebar.com.au/
  • Lunch Wed-Sun noon-3pm;

    dinner Tue-Sun 6pm-9pm

     

Spice Bar
-26.682,153.118

Take a seat on the covered outdoor balcony or in the Eastern-inspired dining room and enjoy the cooling sea breeze, perhaps with a chilled glass of sake or a spice-friendly wine from a succinct, well-considered list. You may need a refreshing beverage or two, as Spice Bar lives up to its name. It specialises in share plates, and some hotter dishes are not for the faint-hearted, but knowledgeable waitstaff can steer you in the right direction. Test chopstick skills with slippery rice noodle rolls stuffed with Chinese lap cheong sausage in a flavoursome broth, or opt for the likes of sweet and sticky crisp pork belly, served on papaya salad with a generous dash of chilli caramel - the latter may have you wishing you'd ordered two of these small plates. Sichuan pepper duck will set your tastebuds (and lips) tingling. Can't decide what to order? Multicourse banquets offer excellent value, as do those large and beautifully balanced custard buns for dessert. 


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $6-$18

    M $27-$35

    D $15;

    set menus $55-$90

     

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Aaron Ruttan

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