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Mango recipes

Nothing says summer like mangoes. Go beyond the criss-cross cuts - bake a mango-filled meringue loaf with lime mascarpone, start off the day with a sweet coconut quinoa pudding with sticky mango, or toss it through a spicy warm weather Thai salad.

Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

Bright blue scampi roe is popping up on menus across Australia. Here's why it's so special.

Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

"The delice from Source Dining is a winner. May I have the recipe?" Rebecca Ward, Fitzroy, Vic REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

Koh Loy Sriracha Sauce, David Thompson's favourite hot sauce

When the master of Thai food pinpoints anything as his favourite, we sit up and listen.

Paul Carmichael's great cake

"Great cake, also known in Barbados as black cake or rum cake, is a variation of British Christmas cake that's smashed with rum and falernum syrup," says Momofuku Seiobo chef Paul Carmichael. "This festive cake varies from household to household but they all have two things in common: tons of dried fruit and rum. It's a cake that should be started at least a month out so the fruit can marinate in the booze. Start this recipe up to five weeks ahead to macerate the fruit and baste the cake."

Gifts under $100 at our pop-up Christmas Boutique

Whether it's a hand-thrown pasta bowl, a bottle of vodka made from sheep's whey or a completely stylish denim apron, our pop-up Christmas Boutique in collaboration with gift shop Sorry Thanks I Love You has got you covered in the $100 and under budget this Christmas.

Vegetarian canape recipes

If you're skipping meat at your next party, try these fast and fresh vegetarian canape recipes.

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The Atlantic
Seafood
  • Riverside at Crown,
    8 Whiteman St,
    Southbank,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9698 8888,
    theatlantic.com.au
  • Lunch daily noon-3pm

    Dinner daily 6pm-11pm

The Atlantic
-37.824779,144.958173

The ocean-to-plate philosophy is writ large across The Atlantic, from the seafood-driven menu to the nautical-kitsch décor of net curtains and rope-swathed lights. Although the interiors edge towards overstatement, Donovan Cooke is to be commended for his restraint. A rustic salad of wood-grilled calamari, radicchio, kipflers and garlicky croûtons is an assured blend. Whole baby snapper comes grilled, roasted or steamed, served simply with a wedge of lemon and a punchy garlic, chilli and anchovy sauce. Overcooked tiger prawns miss the mark, however, with little to recommend them beyond the hit of fried garlic. Service can lack the direction of the kitchen at times and, while the globetrotting wine list offers a noteworthy array, pacing may see your apéritif arrive after your entrée. All is forgiven with the first spoonful of dessert, perhaps a velvety spiced cassonade with the crunch of pistachio praline.

 


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $18-$30

    M $38-$45

    D $16-$23

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Donovan Cooke

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