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Flour and Stone Recipes

Baker extraordinaire Nadine Ingram of Sydney's Flour and Stone cooks up a sweet storm for Easter, including the much loved bakery's greatest hit.

Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds

The cauliflower is roasted until it starts to caramelise, which adds extra depth of flavour to this winning salad. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

Melbournes finest meet Worlds Best

Leading chefs descend on Melbourne in April for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. We asked local hospitality folk who they’d abduct for the day and where they’d take them to show off their city. There may be coffee, there may be culture, but in the end it’s cocktails.

1980s recipes

Australia saw some bold moves in the ’80s, and we’re not just talking hairstyles. Greater cultural references started peppering the menus of our restaurants, and home-grown ingredients won a new appreciation. The dining scene was coming of age and a new band of pioneers led the charge.

New cruises 2017

Cue the Champagne.

Savoury tarts

Will your next baking project be a flaky puff pastry with pumpkin, goat's curd and thyme, or a classic bacon and Stilton tart? As autumn settles in, we're ticking these off one by one.

All Star Yum Cha

What happens the morning after the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards? We treat the chefs to a world-beating yum cha session, as Dani Valent discovers.

Mayflower Restaurant and Bar, Adelaide

Mayflower Restaurant and Bar, Adelaide

Mayflower Restaurant and Bar, Adelaide

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats around the country right now: Mayflower Restaurant and Bar, Adelaide.

In the basement restaurant of Adelaide's Mayfair Hotel - a new boutique hotel fashioned from a 1930s Romanesque-inspired office tower - executive chef Bethany Finn embraces classic-era hotel dining room opulence with a fun modern twist. Finn pays due respect to lobster bisque en croûte, steak tartare, Caesar salad and a (Spencer Gulf) prawn cocktail without being fusty, each dish notable for declaring the freshness of superb local produce. At lunch, a carvery trolley offers roast of the day at your table, but the standout menu favourites are plump puff pastry pies. A tall mushroom pie has Swiss-brown caps sandwiched with mushroom pâté, and tangy Taleggio sauce to pour over the top. The dessert trolley is an irresistible temptation, laden with the likes of pineapple savarin, Opéra cake and choux pastry swans.

Mayflower Restaurant & Bar at the Mayfair Hotel, 45 King William St, Adelaide, SA, (08) 8210 8888.

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