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Farro recipes

Farro can be used in almost any dish, from a robust salad to accompany hearty beer-glazed beef short ribs to a new take on risotto with mushrooms, leek and parmesan. Here are 14 ways with this versatile grain.

Aløft

There's nothing new about Nordic interiors - blond timbers, concrete surfaces, warm, mid-century charm without the twee - and thank heavens for that. It's a style that augments the beauty of everything around it, in this case, gorgeous Hobart harbour, which makes up one whole wall. What is new here, however, is the food - by veterans of Garagistes, which once dazzled diners down the road, Vue de Monde in Melbourne and Gordon Ramsay worldwide. There's a strong Asian bent, but with Tasmanian ingredients. In fact, the kitchen's love of the local verges on obsessive - coconut milk in an aromatic fish curry is replaced with Tasmanian-grown fig leaf simmered in cream to mimic the flavour. Other standouts include a gutsy red-braised lamb with gai lan and chewy cassia spaetzle, pigs' ears zingy with Sichuan pepper and a fresh, springy berry dessert. While the food is sourced locally, the generous wine list spans the planet. 

Secret Tuscany

A far cry from Tuscany’s familiar gently rolling hills, Monte Argentario’s appealing mix of mountain, ocean, island and lagoon makes it one of Italy’s hidden treasures, writes Emiko Davies.

Where to stay, eat and drink in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Beyond Kuala Lumpur's shopping malls, Lara Dunston finds a flourishing third-wave coffee scene, tailored food tours and charming neighbourhoods.

Moon Park to open Paper Bird in Potts Point

No, it’s not a pop-up. The team behind Sydney’s Moon Park is back with an all-day east-Asian eatery.

Kisume, Melbourne

Chris Lucas has flown in talent from all over the world, including Eleven Madison Park, for his bold new venture. Here’s what to expect from Kisume.

Grilled apricot salad with jamon and Manchego

Here we've scorched apricots on the grill and served them with torn jamon, shaved Manchego and peppery rocket leaves. Think of it as a twist on the good old melon-prosciutto routine. The mixture would also be great served on charred sourdough.

O Tama Carey's fried eggs with seeni sambol, coconut and turmeric

"I first cooked a version of this dish - inspired by the excellent deep-fried egg dish at Billy Kwong - while working at a restaurant in Sri Lanka," says O Tama Carey. "The lattice-like eggs are doused in a creamy turmeric curry sauce and topped with seeni sambol, a sweet-spiced caramelised onion relish. This dish is equally perfect for an indulgent breakfast as it is served as part of a larger meal." The recipe for the seeni sambol makes more than you need, but to get the right balance of spices you need to make at least this much. It keeps refrigerated for up to three weeks; use as an onion relish. The curry sauce can be made a day or two ahead.

Australian Gourmet Traveller 2013 Restaurant Awards: The Top 100

This list has been compiled using our star ratings, moderated by our state and national editors. Every restaurant listed in the guide should offer a winning dining experience; any that achieve a placement in the Top 100 represent another order of excellence again.

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1. Quay, NSW
2. Marque, NSW
3. Sepia, NSW
4. Cutler & Co., Vic
5. Rockpool on George, NSW
6. Est., NSW
7. Vue de Monde, Vic
8. Attica, Vic
9. Tetsuya's, NSW
10. Royal Mail Hotel, Vic
11. Guillaume at Bennelong, NSW  
12. Rockpool Bar & Grill, NSW
13. Momofuku Seiobo, NSW
14. The Bridge Room, NSW
15. Jacques Reymond, Vic
16. Bentley Restaurant & Bar, NSW
17. Aria, NSW
18. Loam, Vic
19. Flower Drum, Vic
20. Porteño, NSW
21. Rockpool Bar & Grill, Vic
22. Garagistes, Tas
23. Claude's, NSW
24. Esquire, Qld
25. Urbane, Qld
26. Universal, NSW
27. Sean's Panaroma, NSW
28. Provenance, Vic
29. Pei Modern, Vic
30. Ortiga, Qld
31. Café Di Stasio, Vic
32. Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, NSW
33. Restaurant Amusé, WA
34. Aria Brisbane, Qld
35. Rockpool Bar & Grill, WA
36. Ten Minutes by Tractor, Vic
37. Otto Ristorante, NSW
38. Ezard, Vic
39. Buon Ricordo, NSW
40. Flying Fish, NSW
41. Lake House, Vic
42. The Point, Vic
43. Bacchus, NSW
44. Stokehouse, Vic
45. Yoshii, NSW
46. Cumulus Inc., Vic
47. Spice Temple, NSW
48. Circa, Vic
49. Four in Hand, NSW
50. The Apollo, NSW
51. The Press Club, Vic
52. Longrain, NSW
53. Grossi Florentino, Vic
54. Celsius, SA
55. Bar Lourinhã, Vic
56. Bistrode CBD, NSW
57. Fino, SA
58. Vincenzo's Cucina Vera, SA
59. Sixpenny, NSW
60. Pilu at Freshwater, NSW
61. MoVida Aqui, Vic
62. Bodega, NSW
63. Vulcans, NSW
64. Golden Fields, Vic
65. Port Phillip Dining, Vic
66. The Euro, Qld
67. Ormeggio, NSW
68. Wasabi, Qld
69. Billy Kwong, NSW
70. Petaluma's Bridgewater Mill, SA 
71. Nu Nu, Qld
72. Balla, NSW
73. Felix, NSW
74. Stokehouse Brisbane, Qld
75. MoVida, Vic
76. Spice Temple, Vic
77. Dear Friends, WA
78. Sarti, Vic
79. The Stackings, Tas
80. Buzo, NSW
81. Sailors Thai, NSW
82. Coda, Vic
83. 1889 Enoteca, Qld
84. Carlton Wine Room, Vic
85. Annie Smithers, Vic
86. Dandelion, Vic
87. Catalina, NSW
88. San Telmo, Vic
89. Lucio's, NSW
90. Subo, NSW
91. Fish Face, NSW
92. Estelle Bar & Kitchen, Vic
93. Izakaya Den, Vic
94. The Long Apron, Qld
95. Three Blue Ducks, NSW
96. Foveaux, NSW
97. Auge, SA
98. Gigibaba, Vic
99. Pata Negra, WA
100. Biota Dining, NSW

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