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Tarta de Santiago

"Gordita makes a splendid version of the Galician almond cake Tarta de Santiago, with its dramatic design. Would you please publish the recipe?" Michael MacDermott, Taringa, Qld REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

Curry recipes

It's time for you to find a new go-to curry recipe. Here are 20 curries - from a Burmese-style fish version to a Southern Indian lobster number - we think you should try.

Bread and butter pudding

Just what you need on a cold winter's night; a bowl of luscious pudding. Make sure to leave room for seconds.

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.

Autumn's most popular recipes 2017

As the weather started to cool down, your stoves were heating up with spicy curries, hearty breakfast dishes and comforting bowls of pasta. You balanced things out nicely with some greens but dessert wasn't entirely forgotten. Counting down from 30, here are your 2017 autumn favourites.

Ham hock soup

New Indian restaurant breaks new ground in breakfast and lunch

Cafe Southall, a contemporary all-day Indian eatery from the family behind Bombay by Night, opens in St Kilda.

Estelle Bistro, Melbourne

Estelle Bistro, Melbourne

Estelle Bistro, Melbourne

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats around the country right now: Estelle Bistro, Melbourne.

The most immediately eye-catching aspect of Northcote's Estelle Bar & Kitchen, the pink, black and white wall tiles that gave the place a 1950s suburban bathroom vibe, are no more. They've been swept away as the first part of owner-chef Scott Pickett's two-step plan for High Street, replaced by an earthier, more dramatic palette of timber, exposed brick, shiny copper and massed indoor plants that fill the light well leading to the smart (and similarly leafy) courtyard dining area. It's a handsome fit-out, one that suits the new name, Estelle Bistro, and the new direction. Estelle Bistro is a more flexible, user-friendly entity now with a menu that includes several varieties of good oysters, excellent bar snacks (chicken livers with muscatels and Sherry), quality steak and fish, and a charcuterie menu that includes a particularly spicy 'nduja. Dishes, including a fine wagyu tartare with nettles and chips, and an octopus artfully plated with splodges of taramasalata and squid ink, are classic Pickett and, in the bistro spirit, stay the right side of being overworked. The wine list, well priced and focused, offers around 20 wines by the glass, a smart move for a place positioning itself as a flexible local hangout. Part two of the plan, Estelle by Scott Pickett (ESP), a more experimental, upmarket dining concept right next door to Estelle Bistro, is expected to open in April.

Estelle Bistro, 243 High St, Northcote, Vic, (03) 9489 4609.

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