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When it’s time to raise a toast, choose a glass that rises to the occasion.
Chef's around Australia are taking hams to the next level this Christmas.
Welcome to the largest private collection of Burgundy and Bordeaux in the southern hemisphere. You’re now allowed to step inside.
For our 50th anniversary issue in 2016, we scoured Australia asking two questions: What dishes are making waves right now? What flavours will take us into the next half-century? Sydney provided 16 answers.
To mark our 50th anniversary, we collaborated with Patron Tequila and Neil Perry to create a Mexican-themed birthday feast.
The chairman and CEO of AccorHotels Asia Pacific, Michael Issenberg, tells us his travel habits - from his pre-flight to the best ways to pass the time in the sky.
At Momofuku Seiobo the food of Barbados has been given a new voice in the most articulate way, writes Pat Nourse, and it’s performing on song.
The Everleigh's Michael Mudrusan and Zara Young share their favourite cocktail for every summer occasion, from poolside afternoons to Christmas Day.
Nothing says summer like mangoes. Go beyond the criss-cross cuts - bake a mango-filled meringue loaf with lime mascarpone, start off the day with a sweet coconut quinoa pudding with sticky mango, or toss it through a spicy warm weather Thai salad.
When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.
Bright blue scampi roe is popping up on menus across Australia. Here's why it's so special.
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Whether in a fresh salad or seasonal seafood dish, feta's creamy tang can be used to add interest to a variety of summer dishes.
When the master of Thai food pinpoints anything as his favourite, we sit up and listen.
"Great cake, also known in Barbados as black cake or rum cake, is a variation of British Christmas cake that's smashed with rum and falernum syrup," says Momofuku Seiobo chef Paul Carmichael. "This festive cake varies from household to household but they all have two things in common: tons of dried fruit and rum. It's a cake that should be started at least a month out so the fruit can marinate in the booze. Start this recipe up to five weeks ahead to macerate the fruit and baste the cake."
Whether it's a hand-thrown pasta bowl, a bottle of vodka made from sheep's whey or a completely stylish denim apron, our pop-up Christmas Boutique in collaboration with gift shop Sorry Thanks I Love You has got you covered in the $100 and under budget this Christmas.
From regionally specific breads and pastries to playful Asian
twists on brunch favourites, Western Australians have a host of
ways to start the day right. These four addresses are excellent
starting points for exploring the city's new breakfast order.
On-campus breakfasts - the next big thing? It might be if more university cafeterias follow the lead of Grindhouse. Just as the mural, white splashback tiles and pendant lights chime with contemporary café culture, so too does the food. Young-gun former Rockpooler Jacob D'Vauz oversees a menu brimming with Asian savour. Furikake puts a Japanese spin on salt-and-pepper squid, just as the addition of ssämjang, the spicy, soy-based sauce, nudges the fried chicken sandwich into Korean territory. Crumpets with lemon curd lean more West than East, meanwhile, and single-origin coffee is offered alongside fresh smoothies and juices.
Building 3, Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley, WA, (08) 9371 6886, instagram.com/grindhouse_ECU
"Spa cuisine". It's not a phrase that immediately suggests tastiness, but the Shambhala menu at Post proves nutritious and delicious needn't be mutually exclusive. Avocado on toast is reimagined as slices of avo on a nut and seed cracker, while quinoa porridge gets gussied up with pear, blueberries and almonds. Diners unencumbered by dietary requirements or calorie counts, on the other hand, can hook into deluxe egg and ham muffins and hot-smoked ocean trout with caviar and a fried egg. Service is more restaurant-polished than café-rushed to boot.
1 Cathedral Ave, Perth, WA, (08) 6168 7822, postperth.com.au
White bread. Cheese. Good fillings. Can it all be so simple? This rickety yet welcoming laneway café has no interest in reinventing the wheel, which is precisely why it commands such a loyal following. The sandwiches are a study in much-less-being-much-more: the Danny Zuccho combines jamón serrano, brie and zucchini to comforting effect, while lime chutney is the unexpected addition in the pear- and blue cheese-powered Pear Grillz. For the purists, ham and cheese and Vegemite and cheese sandwiches make ideal breakfast - or lunch or elevenses. Smiling service, well-priced coffee and feel-good tunes all but guarantee return custom.
Grand La, Perth, WA, 0409 115 909, toastfacegrillah.com
Mela gives good chaat. The only catch? The restaurant's spread of Indian street snacks and breads is only available on weekends. Still, if anything is going to get you to the top of William Street for a vegetarian Saturday or Sunday brunch, it's the handiwork of the specialist pastry- and bread-makers Hazari Lal, Jinu Jayapalan and Dayanand Bhatt. Between them, these chefs produce winners like chole bathura, a balloon-like fried leavened bread served with an addictive chickpea curry. Thin puffed pastry cups freighting spiced water, potato and tamarind make for some of the better pani puri doing the rounds, while Mela's plus-sized samosas remain a benchmark.
428 William St, Northbridge, WA, (08) 9227 7367, melaindian.com
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