Healthy Eating

We're championing fresh food that packs a flavour punch, from salads and vegetable-packed bowls to grains and light desserts.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller and receive a copy of Nordic Light - offer ends 23 April 2017.

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

Fast autumn dinners

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

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.

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.

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.

Lemon tart

It's really important to seal the pastry well to prevent any seepage during cooking, and to trim the pastry soon after cooking. Let the tart cool in the tin before removing it, or it will crack.

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.

Roast pork with Nelly Robinson

Nelly Robinson of Sydney's Nel restaurant talks us through his favourite roasting joints, tips for crisp roast potatoes and why, when it comes to pork, slow and steady always wins the race.

Spelt cashew and broccoli bowl with yoghurt dressing

This nicely textured salad transports well, making it ideal for picnics or to take to barbecues. The broccoli can be kept raw and shaved on a mandolin, too.

Berardo's Noosa closes

Noosa is still reeling from the shock closure of Berardo's Restaurant & Bar, one of Queensland's best fine diners.

The 16-year-old venue pulled down the shutters for the final time on Hasting St on Friday, just 11 days after the conclusion of the annual Noosa International Food and Wine Festival.

Noosa Food & Wine Events Pty Ltd, the parent company trading as Berardo's Restaurant & Bar and the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival, has been placed in voluntary administration.

Restaurateur Jim Berardo said the move was swift and unexpected but necessary to prevent the business from trading while insolvent.

"We're just gutted we had to do things the way we did, but we had no choice.

"We were not going to renew the lease [for Berardo's Restaurant & Bar] in September when the lease expired, but the Food and Wine Festival caught us by surprise on a couple of fronts - prices were going up in leaps and bounds for everything but you can't charge any more. It's just like restaurants; prices can't go up."

Ticket sales for festival special events were up on last year but bad weather on the weekend severely affected local attendance and both gate ticket sales and spending were down, he said.

"People spend less on food and wine when it rains because they're ducking for cover. It was a double whammy, with costs being higher than expected. It costs $2.5 million to stage an event like NIFW."

Despite the setbacks, he says he's confident that with the assistance of key partners and local and state government a restructured Noosa International Food and Wine Festival will continue next year.

"We will have to work really hard to make the festival happen in 2016 but I've heard from all the sponsors and they are very supportive. We received more than 800 messages and phone calls over the weekend."

Berardo says he's working through paperwork with the administrators to deal with creditors, but the numbers are still being processed.

"You're dealing with a personal loss as well as the consequences for other people - you just want to crawl into a hole, but you can't. And I'm not going to," he says. "I've never not paid anyone - perhaps I've been a slow payer sometimes - but never not paying and I'd never walk away. I've got to see it through."

Berardo's on the Beach is unaffected and continues to trade as normal.

Newsletter

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

Latest news
Sepia moves to Melbourne
30.03.2017
What’s on the menu at Perth’s new Ku De Ta
30.03.2017
The Royal Mail Hotel is changing
28.03.2017
Happy first birthday, Bar Brose
17.03.2017
Happening Hobart
16.03.2017
Neil Perry pulls out of haute cuisine; Eleven Bridge to close
15.03.2017
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
Recipe collections

Looking for ways to make the most out of seasonal produce? Want to find a recipe perfect for a party? Or just after fresh ideas for dessert? Either way, our recipe collections have you covered.

See more
2017 Restaurant Guide

Our 2017 Restaurant Guide is online, covering over 400 restaurants Australia wide. Never wonder where to dine again.

See more

You might also like...

Hellenika

Images of Greek cooking staples - a chook, a goat and a lam...

Etsu Izakaya

There's a sense of mystery to Etsu Izakaya. A barn door dev...

The Fish House

There's an energy at play in The Fish House, which speaks o...

Rick Shores

How does a kitchen compete with the finest ocean views on A...

Justin Lane Establishment

The name may sound a little pretentious, yet this buzzy ven...

Kiyomi

The contented diners vying for tempura-battered Moreton Bay...

Locale

Locale may lack a beach outlook, but this darkly handsome I...

Spice Bar

Take a seat on the covered outdoor balcony or in the Easter...

Spirit House

Much more than a meal, the Spirit House is like a mini-brea...

Ten Japanese Restaurant

Sitting on a high-backed chair at the circular steel and gl...

Gusto

This is easy-breezy riverfront dining to put you in a holid...

The Crosstown Eating House

It's bustling, noisy and the service can be haphazard, but ...

Vanitas

Marble flooring, silk banquettes and vistas to a pool as bl...

Seaduction

THIS RESTAURANT HAS CLOSED Tonight's amuse-bouche is a fro...

Chill on Tedder

With its warm service, posh kids' menu and contemporary int...

get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×