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Cruise control: Captain Kent of the Emerald Princess

We caught up with Princess Cruises’ Captain William Kent to talk life on deck, sailing the Red Sea and how to spend 24 hours in Venice.

Midnight in Melbourne style

After-dark glamour calls for monochrome elegance with accents of red and the glimmer of bling. Martinis await.

Recipes by David Thompson

Thai food maestro David Thompson returns to the Sydney restaurant scene with the opening of Long Chim, a standard-bearer for Thailand’s robust street food. Fiery som dtum is just the beginning.

Reader dinner: Quay, Sydney

Join us at Quay for a specially designed dinner by Peter Gilmore to celebrate the launch of the new Gourmet Traveller cookbook.

GT's party hamper

We’ve partnered again with our friends at Snowgoose to bring you the ultimate party hamper. With each item selected by the Gourmet Traveller team, it’s all killer and no filler.

Aerin Lauder’s Morocco

Meet Aerin Lauder; creative director, lifestyle mogul, mother and global traveller. Here she shares her musings on Morocco, the exotic catalyst for her latest collection.

A hotel dedicated to gin is opening in London

A modern-day gin palace, The Distillery, is set to open in the middle of London’s Portobello Market this year.

Dan Hong's salt and pepper calamari with lime aioli

The executive chef shares his salt and pepper squid recipe, including his secret for a crisp, light batter.

Zanzibar Café
Modern Australian
Zanzibar Café

The ochre-toned, wood-panelled dining space matches the somewhat retro name, and views are limited to the local amusement parlour and pizza joint. Fortunately, there's loads of harbour-city inspiration in the kitchen. Chef Huw Jones works from the playbook of mentor Tetsuya Wakuda, while brother Gus draws on experience at Quay. The lineage is apparent in a refined custard of leek and just-poached spanner crab, sitting in a pool of smoky mushroom consommé. A "pearl" of ocean trout tartare resting on finely diced apple and celery with cauliflower cream is equally impressive. Elegant plating and precise technique extend to desserts such as an impeccable chocolate parfait with chestnuts. Renée Loftus is comfortable back on home surf after a stint in the Margaret River region. She offers outstanding service and savvy wine suggestions from a list suitable for sea-changers and city blow-ins alike.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • 2 courses $65, 3 courses $80, tasting menu $100

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Huw Jones



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