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Recipes by Christine Manfield
21.02.2017

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.

Cirrus, Sydney review
20.02.2017

Cirrus moves the Bentley team down to the water and into more lighthearted territory without sacrificing polish, writes Pat Nourse.

How to grow rocket
20.02.2017

A vegetable patch without rocket lacks a great staple, according to Mat Pember. The perennial performer is a leaf for all seasons.

50BestTalks brings World’s best chefs to Sydney and Melbourne
16.02.2017

Massimo Bottura and more are coming to the Sydney Opera House.

Toby Wilson, Sean McManus and Jon Kennedy to open Bad Hombres
16.02.2017

Expect Mexican-Asian flavours and an all-natural wine list from two of Sydney’s edgier operators.

Local Knowledge: Moscow
16.02.2017

Director of Shakespeare theatre company Cheek by Jowl Declan Donnellan walks us through the essential sights and his favourite cafes and restaurants of his hometown.

On the Pass: Danielle Rensonnet
16.02.2017

Bellota chef Danielle Rensonnet talks us through the current menu at the restaurant and her favourite summer ingredients.

Melbourne's Tomato Festival is back in 2017
15.02.2017

Returning for another year, Melbourne’s Tomato Festival is ripe with cooking demonstrations, talks, and produce stalls dedicated to plump produce.

Stokehouse City

Stokehouse Pop-Up, Melbourne

Stokehouse Pop-Up, Melbourne

St Kilda landmark restaurant Stokehouse is moving to the Melbourne CBD. Or at least temporarily. The building the restaurant occupied for more than 20 years burned down in January and a pop-up has been operating in a temporary structure near the site since February, but owners Frank and Sharon Van Haandel announced today that they'd be closing it on 11 April. They're moving the business to 7 Alfred Place, to take over from Hotel Comme, which they also own, from mid-May until the St Kilda site reopens in 2015. Comme's last service will be Sunday 20 April.

"The impact that the fire has had on the group has forced us to make some extremely tough decisions and it is incredibly sad to say goodbye to the amazing team at Comme, and we wish to thank them for their contribution and hard work," said Frank Van Haandel. "Under these exceptional circumstances, I believe that this is the best way forward and we are excited to bring Stokehouse to the city."

The new pop-up, Stokehouse City, will mimic St Kilda's upstairs-downstairs arrangement, with casual dining on the ground floor and a more refined offering above. Pascale Gomes-McNabb, the architect of Stokehouse's lauded renovation in 2010, has signed on to design the interiors; Anthony Musarra and Oliver Gould remain general manager and chef respectively.

The Van Haandel Group was recently in the news elsewhere after announcing that it would not proceed with plans to open a Stokehouse at the Sydney Opera House.

Stokehouse City, 7 Alfred Pl, Melbourne, Vic, (03) 9525 5555, stokehouse.com.au

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