The March issue

Our March issue is out now. Welcome autumn with blood plum galettes, make the most of apricot season and more.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller and receive a free salt and pepper set - offer ends 26 March, 2017

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

Australia's best rieslings

We’re spoilt for variety – and value – in Australia when it comes to good riesling. Max Allen picks the top 20 from a fine crop.

Fig recipes

Figs. We can't get enough of them. Here are a few sweet and savoury ways to add them to your summer spread.

Top Australian chefs to follow on Instagram in 2017

A lot has changed since we first published our pick of the best chefs to follow on Instagram (way back in the dark ages of 2013). Here’s who we’re double-tapping on the photo-sharing app right now.

Sleep in a Grampians olive grove this autumn

Under Sky are popping up with a luxe camping hotel experience at Mount Zero Olives this April.

Most popular recipes summer 2017

Counting down from 20, here are this summer's most-loved recipes.

Christine Manfield recipes

As the '90s dawned, darling chefs were pushing the boundaries of cooking in this country. A young Christine Manfield, just starting out at this heady time, soon became part of the generation that redefined modern Australian cuisine. She shares some of her timeless signatures from the era.

Pork recipes

Lunch or dinner, salads or skewers, pork proves itself as a cut above and a versatile go-to. From soy-glazed pork-and-pineapple skewers and spicy bourbon pork to hand-cut pork sausages and a pork scratchings sandwich with apple and cabbage slaw, these recipes will appeal to any pork enthusiast.

Curtis Stone's strawberry, elderflower and brioche summer puddings

"Think of this dessert as a deconstructed version of a summer pudding, with thinly sliced strawberries macerated in elderflower liqueur and layered between slices of brioche," says Stone. "A dollop of whipped cream on top is a cooling counterpoint to the floral flavours."

Sydney's Master restaurant has closed

Co-owner Jarred Roker and chef John Javier

Co-owner Jarred Roker and chef John Javier

Anyone looking for a plate of scallop silk or puffed beef tendons on Crown Street in Sydney this week will be in for a shock: Master has closed its doors.

Opening just late last year, the ambitious Chinese restaurant overtook a space in a pocket of residential housing, one of the few on otherwise restaurant-friendly Crown Street. Though the team knew it when signing the lease, the strict residential zoning laws requiring every diner to be out the door by 10pm, even on a pumping Saturday night, eventually became too difficult to maintain.

"Turning away groups of hungry diners at 8.30pm because we just couldn't seat them and see them out before 10pm was just too tough on the business," says co-owner Jarred Roker. "It's super-frustrating, so we thought we'd do the right thing and shut the doors."

The aim is to relocate the restaurant to a new venue, says Roker, who, along with chef John Javier (and seemingly everyone else in Sydney), has his sights set on the city's CBD. There's nothing locked in yet, but they have a few sites in mind.

"Master's not dead," Roker says. "It's just sitting down until we can open it in a better position. John and I love working together and we're not stopping at this; there's so much for us to do. We've got many, many ideas. We've never had investors; we scrounged every penny we had to open the doors, so we want to do it right."

Watch this space for news on the restaurant's reopening.

masterdining.com.au

Newsletter

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

Latest news
Perfect match: Pasi Petanen and Giorgio De Maria pop-up this March
24.02.2017
Mexican ramen at Rising Sun Workshop
23.02.2017
Toby Wilson, Sean McManus and Jon Kennedy to open Bad Hombres
16.02.2017
What’s happening in South Yarra?
15.02.2017
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival’s chef collaborations
14.02.2017
Hot Plates: Long Chim, Melbourne
14.02.2017
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...

Sydney's The Resident has closed

Pablo Tordesillas' Spanish-leaning restaurant on Hyde Park h...

Sydney's new cult burger, layer by layer

Sokyo's Chase Kojima's new project is something completely n...

UberEATS launches in Sydney

The competition for home-delivery is ramping up as a new pla...

Silvereye to close this August

Chef Sam Miller is heading back to the UK.

Back to the 1980s at Bennelong

A collection documenting the life of the Sydney Opera House ...

Chase Kojima's rice burger bar opens this week

Prepare to hold a new style of burger glory – wrapped in ric...

What to expect at Tramsheds Harold Park

Sydney’s newest food destination is poised to launch.

Missy French has closed

The Potts Point brasserie was here for a good time rather th...

Restaurant Hubert, Sydney Review

The much-anticipated Hubert delivers on the hype, writes Pat...

Mercado, Sydney Review

At Mercado, Nathan Sasi and his team like to do things the h...

Video: Talking Awards with Sydney's Restaurant Hubert

Ahead of the 2017 Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards, we st...

Team Ormeggio to open in Newport

Alessandro Pavoni is bringing an upmarket trattoria to Newpo...

Hot Plate: Hills Bros, Martin Place

A new cafe from the Reuben Hills team opens in the CBD.

MoVida Sydney to close this month

You have four weeks to book into one of Sydney’s premier Spa...

get the latest news

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

×