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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.

Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds

The cauliflower is roasted until it starts to caramelise, which adds extra depth of flavour to this winning salad. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

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.

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.

New cruises 2017

Cue the Champagne.

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.

All Star Yum Cha

What happens the morning after the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards? We treat the chefs to a world-beating yum cha session, as Dani Valent discovers.

Town
Modern Australian
Town
-28.686171,153.524464

It's such a pleasure to wander through the unassuming downstairs café to discover this wonderful restaurant. The room is similarly low-key and the service understated, placing the focus firmly on the food. Chefs Karl and Katrina Kanetani, whose résumés include Est, Quay and Tetsuya's, present an impressive seven-course dégustation that draws heavily on local produce. Scallops are deftly balanced against a cauliflower purée, shiitake and hazelnuts. A beautifully textured cut of lamb is paired with cherry tomatoes and umeboshi to excellent effect. The wine list is well considered, incorporating a mix of local and European drops. Town's reputation for desserts is justly deserved. A rose and Champagne sorbet with praline cream provides a refreshing prelude to a blood plum cheesecake with rye crumble and goat's curd snow. In a region blessed with great dining options, Town stands out and gets better with each visit.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • Dégustation $85

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Karl & Katrina Kanetani

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