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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.

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.

Subo
Modern Australian
  • 551d Hunter St,
    Newcastle West,
    Newcastle , NSW
  • (02) 4023 4048,
    subo.com.au/
  • Dinner Wed-Sun 6pm-10.30pm

Subo
-32.927563,151.766645

A tiny wood-mosaic door in a less than salubrious neighbourhood opens to an unexpected gastronomic wonderland. Inside, friendly, knowledgeable staff set the tone for an inventive yet unforced culinary adventure. Taken either in the traditional dining room, or in the glasshouse behind it, the tasting menu is both thoughtful and well paced. The menu turns with the season, so enjoy the sashimi of wild-caught Tasmanian kingfish while it lasts. It's served on an oyster cream, with white fungus adding to the texture and French tarragon contributing a potent liquorice tang. The kitchen spins potato into sublime pasta sheets, the addition of lobster butter and bottarga elevating it to game-changing status. The season's last cherries join with white chocolate, meringue and blackberries in an elegant finale. The wine list offers plenty of choice, but the wine matches are so interesting that surrender seems the path to victory.

 


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • 5-course tasting menu $85

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Beau Vincent

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