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Anzac biscuit desserts

These four desserts have one thing in common – Anzac biscuits.

Six sexy panna cottas

We say si to these six takes on the Italian classic. From coffee and caramel to red wine and figs, panna cotta proves to be a versatile dessert to suit all palettes.

Okonomiyaki with sticky soy pork belly

Persian red lentil soup with tahini, beetroot and fried mint

Lentil soup may not sound like the sexiest of dishes, but rest assured, it's a heart-warmer. We've added warming spices and served the soup with a dollop of garlicky tahini. Thin slivers of shaved raw beetroot add earthiness and texture - the beetroot is also excellent simply grated and served piled on top. The poached egg is optional, but highly recommended.

Blue Nile's Ethiopian eggplant dip

"I'd love the recipe for the eggplant dip the wonderful Fatuma Tikuye serves at Blue Nile in Blacktown." - Helena Rosebery, Annandale, NSW REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or write to Fare Exchange, Australian Gourmet Traveller, GPO Box 4088, Sydney, NSW 2001. Please include the restaurant's name and address or business card, as well as your name and address.

Eclair recipes

Here are four spins on the classic French eclair, from Flour & Stone's pillowy choux pastry with salted caramel to a colourful take with strawberry-flecked creme fraiche filling and sprinkled pistachios on top.

Fifty-four thoughts at Noma Mexico

"12. I'm now sitting at Noma with no shoes on. I feel like a toddler in a sandpit."

Sydney's best bars

This Must be the Place's Trejo

This Must be the Place's Trejo

Our favourite bars in Sydney, as seen in our 2017 Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide.

Bulletin Place (Level 1, 10-14 Bulletin Pl, Sydney) might be small but it punches above its weight with market-fresh cocktail mixers and a fresh-daily drinks menu. At its cheekier sibling, Dead Ringer (413 Bourke Street, Surry Hills) housebottled yuzu breezers and local beers lubricate the impressive eats. One of the city's finest whisky collections can be found at The Baxter Inn (Basement, 152-156 Clarence St, Sydney), but if bourbon, peanuts and taxidermy are more your style, hit Shady Pines Saloon (4/256 Crown St, Darlinghurst).

For pizze, dancing and general debauchery till the early morn', make Frankie's Pizza (50-58 Hunter St, Sydney) your go-to. Earl's Juke Joint (407 King St, Newtown) serves up Brooklyn-style vibes in the west, while nearby at The Gretz (125 Enmore Rd, Enmore) snack on seafood-leaning treats next to local craft beers and wine.

Mezcal, tequila and salt-rimmed tinnies are the orders of the day at Tio's Cerveceria (4-14 Foster St, Surry Hills); at The Lobo Plantation (Basement, 209 Clarence St, Sydney) it's all about the rum, while its new sister bar, Kittyhawk (16 Philip La, Sydney), does great things with rye. Moya's Juniper Lounge (101 Regent St, Redfern) is gin-focused and intimate.

It has some good-looking neighbours, too - The Bearded Tit (183 Regent St, Redfern, 02 8283 4082), an especially LGBTI friendly venue rich in mulled wine, live music and art, Arcadia Liquors (7 Cope St, Redfern, 02 8068 4470) for date-night ambience, and the disco-loving back-room GDR (180 Redfern St, Redfern).  Art Deco charm and movie-themed cocktails make Golden Age Cinema & Bar ripe for a follow-up visit (80 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills, 02 9211 1556) or, for something more serious, there's the glamour of the old-school Eau de Vie (229 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst, 0422 263 226).

Sydney's best burgers give ballast to a natural-leaning wine list and Slayer played loud at Mary's (6 Mary St, Newtown); you can also order their cheeseburgers with a round of shots at the CBD's Ramblin' Rascal Tavern (Basement, 60 Park St, Sydney; entry via Elizabeth St). For cocktails of rare balance, This Must be the Place (239 Oxford St, Darlinghurst, 02 9331 8063), headed by world-class bartenders, is a no-brainer. House-made tonics and sodas are the focus at PS40 (2/40 King St, Sydney), and for views, Icebergs comes in first place. A nightcap? Bar Normandy, within the theatrical Hubert, can't be beat.

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