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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."

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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."

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Maslow's, Naremburn, by night

Beef pelmeni in beetroot dashi

Beef pelmeni in beetroot dashi

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats around the country right now: Maslow's, Naremburn, NSW.

The hierarchy of needs established by this latter-day North Shore café favourite goes something like "coffee", then "Mr Pig", its braised pork belly and eggs on a bun breakfast signature. But this delicate balance may have been upset by chef Jack New adding a dinner menu to the Maslow's offer. In its newish Naremburn location (when it first opened in 2014, the café was in Pymble), it now opens Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. And while the vibe is distinctly café-after-dark, the value is strong, and there are some fun ideas on the plate. Chef New plonks a beef dumpling in a splash of roast beetroot dashi, strews it with shreds of the beet and dresses it with sour cream for an uptown take on the classic Russian pelmeni, and works a similar end of the flavour spectrum with a main course of nicely charry Spanish mackerel with baby turnips, new potatoes and buttermilk. But it's by no means all about Europe on this carte, with appearances from the likes of "Korean king prawn" (with watermelon and sesame as an entrée) and silken tofu (fried, with pickled onion and eggplant, and sauced with ponzu) in the mix. Skip back to the Continent for dessert: Comté soufflé with walnuts and grapes is the pick of the bunch. Two courses will cost you $45, three is $60, and corkage is just five bucks a head. Good, clean fun.

Maslow's, 286 Willoughby Rd, Naremburn, NSW.

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