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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."

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.

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.

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.

Vanitas
Modern Australian
Vanitas
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It's so damn glamorous and excessive, it hurts your eyes. The journey from lobby to table takes in soaring chandeliers, marble for miles, crystal candlesticks, gilt-framed artworks and the vista of a seemingly endless shimmering, blue lagoon pool. And to top it all off, a wine list so fine it may have made Gianni himself swoon. From the kitchen, however, comes an unexpected measure of restraint in salmon pavé scattered with paper-thin lengths of cucumber and zucchini, and dotted with avocado purée and salty roe pearls. The crisp execution keeps coming in sweet coral trout served atop a cluster of green papaya, cashew and bok choy, dotted with baby nasturtium leaves. A dessert entitled simply "strawberry" may be of the ubiquitous, deconstructed sponge-quenelle-gel ilk, but the matcha tea, white chocolate and strawberry flavours and textures are as vibrant as the glitzy Versace plate on which it's served.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • 3 courses $98

    Dégustation $135

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended

    (BYO Thu)
  • Chef:
  • James Fiske

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