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Attica chef Ben Shewry has been thinking about your buttocks, and wants to introduce them to an Australian design classic.
Charleston, the antebellum jewel of the Carolina coast, has embraced its Lowcountry roots, writes Shane Mitchell, and now shines anew.
Our June issue is out now, and it's all about breakfast. Pat Nourse kicks things off with his editor's letter.
Andrew McConnell’s Cantonese-inspired restaurant will become a classroom for a night during the Emerging Writers’ Festival.
A bloody good dinner for a bloody good cause.
An ambitious, brand new regional hotel has been awarded not one but three top accolades this year.
Andrew McConnell’s yakitori, buns, dumplings and lobster rolls head south of the river.
Sydney’s favourite whisky bar makes a rare overground appearance at a pop-up on Pitt Street Mall.
There's nothing new about Nordic interiors - blond timbers, concrete surfaces, warm, mid-century charm without the twee - and thank heavens for that. It's a style that augments the beauty of everything around it, in this case, gorgeous Hobart harbour, which makes up one whole wall. What is new here, however, is the food - by veterans of Garagistes, which once dazzled diners down the road, Vue de Monde in Melbourne and Gordon Ramsay worldwide. There's a strong Asian bent, but with Tasmanian ingredients. In fact, the kitchen's love of the local verges on obsessive - coconut milk in an aromatic fish curry is replaced with Tasmanian-grown fig leaf simmered in cream to mimic the flavour. Other standouts include a gutsy red-braised lamb with gai lan and chewy cassia spaetzle, pigs' ears zingy with Sichuan pepper and a fresh, springy berry dessert. While the food is sourced locally, the generous wine list spans the planet.
A far cry from Tuscany’s familiar gently rolling hills, Monte Argentario’s appealing mix of mountain, ocean, island and lagoon makes it one of Italy’s hidden treasures, writes Emiko Davies.
Kick off winter with a week of cheese tasting.
Farro can be used in almost any dish, from a robust salad to accompany hearty beer-glazed beef short ribs to a new take on risotto with mushrooms, leek and parmesan. Here are 14 ways with this versatile grain.
No, it’s not a pop-up. The team behind Sydney’s Moon Park is back with an all-day east-Asian eatery.
Prepare to enter a picture of the countryside framed by note-perfect Australiana but painted in bold, elegant and unsentimental strokes. Over 10 or more courses, Dan Hunter celebrates his region with dishes that are formally daring (Crunchy prawn heads! Creamy oyster soft-serve! Sea urchin and chicory bread pudding!), yet rich in flavour and substance. The menu could benefit from an edit, but the plates are tightly composed - and what could you cut? Certainly not the limpid broth bathing fronds of abalone and calamari, nor the clever arrangement of lobster played off against charred waxy fingerlings under a swatch of milk skin. The adventure is significantly the richer for the cool gloss of the dining room, some of the most engaging service in the nation and wine pairings that roam with an easy-going confidence. Maturing and relaxing without surrendering a drop of its ambition, Brae is more compelling than ever.
Here we've scorched apricots on the grill and served them with torn jamon, shaved Manchego and peppery rocket leaves. Think of it as a twist on the good old melon-prosciutto routine. The mixture would also be great served on charred sourdough.
Like its oft-disputed name, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia defies simple definition but its rich diversity extends from the dinner table to the welcoming locals, writes Richard Cooke.
The Urban Purveyor Group's national expansion begins this week.
Fratelli Fresh, Sydney's casual Italian restaurant chain, is
opening its first outlet in Melbourne on Friday on a site imbued
with restaurant history. Once Mietta's, latterly the home of Comme and Stokehouse Upstairs, The Alfred building will
be colonised on the ground floor by Fratelli Fresh and its first
floor by The Cut steakhouse.
Both fall under the umbrella of Quadrant Private Equity, the private equity player that acquired the Urban Puryeyor Group late last year. The Urban Purveyor Group then bought the 10-year-old Fratelli brand in April. UPG intends the first Melbourne outpost of the casual Italian chain (there are six in Sydney) to be the start of a major rollout that will also involve its new Fratelli Famous fast-casual pizzerias, the first of which is slated to open at Sydney's Westfield in August.
Melbourne's first Fratelli Fresh will feature outdoor dining in the Alfred Place laneway, a marble-topped pizza counter, a wood-fired oven, and a simple Italian menu ticking the boxes marked pasta, risotto and wood-grilled meats. A sharp list of crowd-pleasing cicchetti includes polenta fries with truffle and almond aïoli, kingfish crudo with smoked lardo, and crisp pigs' ears with smoked garlic and salsa verde.
In charge of the kitchens across Fratelli @ The Alfred and The Cut, a New York-style steakhouse, will be Timothy Martin, previously head chef at The European and the short-lived Italian restaurant Woody P.
UPG, which also owns the Saké restaurant brand and Bavarian Bier Café, has announced plans to dramatically expand its Fratelli brand with several new venues in Melbourne in the pipeline and more across the eastern seaboard. A Fratelli Famous is expected to open in Melbourne by December, and two of its new Saké Jr outlets will open in August, at 555 Bourke Street and in the new luxury retail centre St Collins Lane.
Fratelli @ The Alfred, 7 Alfred Pl, Melbourne, 1300 253 733, fratellifresh.com.au/fratelli-fresh-the-alfred
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