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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.

Savoury tarts

Will your next baking project be a flaky puff pastry with pumpkin, goat's curd and thyme, or a classic bacon and Stilton tart? As autumn settles in, we're ticking these off one by one.

New cruises 2017

Cue the Champagne.

1980s recipes

Australia saw some bold moves in the ’80s, and we’re not just talking hairstyles. Greater cultural references started peppering the menus of our restaurants, and home-grown ingredients won a new appreciation. The dining scene was coming of age and a new band of pioneers led the charge.

Apple desserts

Whether baked into a bubbling crumble, caramelised in a puff-pastry tart or served in an all-American pie, apples are a classic filling for fruity desserts. Here are the recipes we keep coming back to.

Roti canai

Here, we've made the dough in a food processor, but it's really quick and simple to do by hand as well. If the dough seems a little too wet just add a little more flour.

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.

Neil Perry pulls out of haute cuisine and closes Eleven Bridge

Sydney’s Eleven Bridge to close. For real this time. Sort of. Again.

The Argus Dining Room
Modern Australian
The Argus Dining Room
-37.311611,144.138407

Hotel restaurants must cater to all tastes and often the result is a menu that neither offends nor delights. The Argus is not such a restaurant, yet it offers the pluses of 1930s hotel dining - the grand entrance, the sense of occasion. Chef David Willcocks reboots expectations from the get-go with a raw amuse-bouche: daikon enclosing enoki with a ginger emulsion. To follow, cured rainbow trout with fermented cabbage and crème fraîche, or pressed pig's head with scallops and piccalilli. The bold approach continues through main courses of bloody-rare lamb loin with kofta, sheep's milk and spiced carrot purée, and in punches of flavour alongside a snapper fillet: soy-butter cubes, salty squid curls, blackbean sauce. The hefty wine list has a section headed "Weird Ones" alongside benchmark Heathcote shiraz. Service is warm and professional right to the end - parsnip ice-cream, burnt-honey jelly and medlar custard.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • E $21-$25

    M $32-$48

    D $17-$18

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • David Willcocks

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