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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Dolphin Hotel's two public bars are opening Friday night

The Dolphin Hotel's public lounge

The Dolphin Hotel's public lounge

Two sections of the Surry Hills pub will open on Friday night, the rest will have to wait.

It's been a nail-biting wait for The Dolphin Hotel to open its doors on Crown Street in Sydney's Surry Hills. The work of Maurice Terzini and the Hotel Harry team with Icebergs chef Monty Koludrovic in the kitchen and James Hird in the booze camp, the site has been on the verge of completion for weeks.

Finally, stage one is here. Though the wine room is "off limits" due to the refurbishment and the dining room (see a preview of the menu here) won't open until next week, the Dolphin's downstairs public bar and upstairs public lounge are ready to roll from 5pm until midnight starting Friday, 10 June.

"It's not the typical pub thing," says Terzini. "It's quite elegant and a real art installation."

Expect crumpled white linen on the walls and Keith Haring-style prints courtesy of interior designer George Livissianis.

Alongside a raft of international, local and natural wines, hand-selected beers on tap and a spirit and cocktail menu led by Lenny Opai, Koludrovic's bar snack menu will also be available in the front bar. Look out for pig's head fritti, cabanossi and cheese, pizza al taglio and spaghetti puttanesca.

The Dolphin Hotel, 412 Crown St, Surry Hills, NSW, (02) 9331 4800, dolphinhotel.com.au 

 

 


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