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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."

Most popular recipes summer 2017

Counting down from 20, here are this summer's most-loved recipes.

Fig recipes

Figs. We can't get enough of them. Here are a few sweet and savoury ways to add them to your summer spread.

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.

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.

Top Australian chefs to follow on Instagram in 2017

A lot has changed since we first published our pick of the best chefs to follow on Instagram (way back in the dark ages of 2013). Here’s who we’re double-tapping on the photo-sharing app right now.

Christine Manfield recipes

As the '90s dawned, darling chefs were pushing the boundaries of cooking in this country. A young Christine Manfield, just starting out at this heady time, soon became part of the generation that redefined modern Australian cuisine. She shares some of her timeless signatures from the era.

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."

The Devonshire
Modern Australian
  • 204 Devonshire St,
    Surry Hills,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9698 9427,
    thedevonshire.com.au
  • Lunch Fri noon-2.30pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm 

The Devonshire
-33.887603,151.211359

It's easy to miss The Devonshire from the street, but step inside and you'll find a jewel box of a restaurant, decked out with crisp white tablecloths and a swarm of gilt-edged mirrors. The room isn't huge but the comfort level is high, service is affable, and a short, eclectic wine list covers the bases. Think of it as bistro-plus, a neighbourhood local given a bit more muscle by the high polish Jeremy Bentley gives his food. European training underpins busy, thoroughly worked plates such as a loin of tuna with cured kingfish dressed with Indian spice, which, along with sweet coconut, meshes well with the fish. Roast duck breast with caponata, basil and glazed figs seems more Continental, but its richness is cut with the gentle tang of sumac. As a curtain call, the namesake dessert, a jolly take on Devonshire teas rendered in crème brûlée with scone ice-cream, jam and whipped cream, makes for a playful finish.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $25

    M $37

    D $16

    Dégustation $95  

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Jeremy Bentley

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