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The Royal Mail Hotel is changing
28.03.2017

Executive chef Robin Wickens has a stronger influence at the Royal Mail Hotel's upcoming restaurant, slated to open later this year.

Adventuring along America's north-west rivers
28.03.2017

The rivers of America's north-west running through Washington state and Oregon form the arteries of epic landscapes and bold discovery routes. Emma Sloley follows in the wake of Lewis and Clark.

The World's Best sommeliers are coming to Australia
28.03.2017

For the first time, the world's top international sommeliers will take part in the World's 50 Best Awards too.

Seven Italian dishes that shaped fine dining in the 2000s
28.03.2017

Italian food in the restaurants of Australia blossomed into maturity in the new millennium, as the work of these trailblazers shows – dazzling and diverse, a successful balance between adaptation and tradition.

Steam ovens: a guide
27.03.2017

Billed as the faster, cleaner way to cook, are these on-trend ovens all they’re cracked up to be? We take a close look at their rising popularity, USP versus the traditional convection cooker and how each type rates in terms of form, function, and above all, flavour in this buyer’s guide.

Our chocolate issue is out now
27.03.2017

Our April issue is out now. In his editor's letter, Pat Nourse walks you through what to expect.

Roast pork with Nelly Robinson
27.03.2017

Nelly Robinson of Sydney's nel. restaurant talks us through his favourite roasting joints, tips for crisp roast potatoes and why, when it comes to pork, slow and steady always wins the race.

Water carafes
24.03.2017

More than mere vessels, these pieces bring a cool breeze of style from the fridge to the table.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Indie at heart

Momofuku Shoto, Toronto

Momofuku Shoto, Toronto

The freewheeling character of Canada’s largest city is expressed in its home-grown design, bespoke bars and inner-city villages, as Kendall Hill discovers.

STAY
Shangri-La Toronto
This gleaming glass tower opened last year, bringing Shangri-La's Sino chic and seamless service to Toronto. Higher-floor suites capture views over the CBD, best enjoyed from a glass-cocooned bath or one of the supremely comfortable beds. All mod-cons are accounted for, from coffee machines to free WiFi. Standout spaces include the Miraj spa, a convincing Turkish-style hammam that offers Caudalie treatments, and the lobby cocktail bar that throngs with smart city types at weekends. 188 University Ave.

The Drake
Credited with revitalising (and democratising) Toronto's cultural life, the Drake is a hyperactive hotel where live music and performances are held alongside art exhibitions and parties at the fabulous Sky Yard, a buzzy, slightly camp terrace bar. (Do try the lavender lemonade.) Its 19 character-filled rooms range from spacious suites to compact "crash pads" with exposed brick walls. 1150 Queen St W. 

The just-launched Drake One Fifty (150 York St) is a restaurant, bar and arts space - but no beds.

DRINK
Ossington Avenue is cluttered with cool little places for a lively bar crawl, Hogtown-style. Kick off with beers in the sun at Bellwoods Brewery, a whitewashed former garage with patio seating and craft brews with names such as Roman Candle and Wizard Wolf (124 Ossington Ave). The Ossington's smart shopfront could be a gentlemen's club but it is, in fact, a venue with musicians and DJs in the candlelit front bar and poetry readings, comedy nights, magic shows and other thrilling diversions out back (61 Ossington Ave). Don't miss the Hawker Bar at 164 Ossington with its backlit Janis Joplin quote: "Prove that you love me and buy the next round." It serves $9 cocktails, $8 house wines and $7 beers, but the big draws here are pukka Asian dishes such as chilli sambal stingray and Hainanese chicken rice (164 Ossington Ave). Nearby on West Queen West, head to the arty Gladstone boutique hotel at weekends for its wildly popular karaoke nights.

SHOP
Toronto gives great retail. The western end of Queen Street, aka West Queen West, is the city's version of Melbourne's Brunswick Street - a wellspring of creativity, carefully sourced vintage and select foreign brands such as Blundstone and Penguin. Emporium by I Miss You on Ossington peddles high-end secondhand, including a covetable leather collection ranging from overnight bags to belts (63 Ossington Ave). The Drake General Store's various city outlets are top spots to pick up Canadian-made gifts.

EAT
Momofuku Shoto
Korean-American chef David Chang has made a big splash beside Lake Ontario in the past year, opening five new outposts of his Momofuku empire in a glass cube beside the Shangri-La. Shoto is the haute equivalent of Sydney's Momofuku Seiobo; dine à la carte at Daisho (as Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal did during this year's Toronto International Film Festival); Nikai is for cocktails, the Milk Bar for takeaway sweet treats, and the Noodle Bar for pork buns, ramen and fried-chicken feasts. 190 University Ave.

Hopgood's Foodliner
Noisy, frantic and booked to the gills, this hip seafood diner in the gentrifying Polish 'hood of Roncesvalles is chef Geoff Hopgood's tribute to East Coast produce. The seafood is sustainable, meats are heritage breed, the produce organic and the dishes such as the charred octopus tentacles with smoked paprika mayo, garlic scapes and pork sausage crumble are delicious. Killer Martinis, too. 325 Roncesvalles Ave.


Local knowledge
Splash out at the flagship store of back-in-vogue Hudson's Bay Company, where Roland Mouret rubs shoulders with 7 For All Mankind, and Canada's largest selection of women's shoes (176 Yonge St).

Don't miss
Climb aboard a Toronto tram, called streetcars in these parts. Eleven routes connect the city; the 24-hour 510 Spadina route via Chinatown and Kensington Market is a colourful window to this kaleidoscope city.

Getting there
Qantas flies direct from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to Los Angeles, from where codeshare partner American Airlines flies direct to Toronto. 

Local knowledge
Splash out at the flagship store of back-in-vogue Hudson's Bay Company, where Roland Mouret rubs shoulders with 7 For All Mankind, and Canada's largest selection of women's shoes (176 Yonge St).

Don't miss
Climb aboard a Toronto tram, called streetcars in these parts. Eleven routes connect the city; the 24-hour 510 Spadina route via Chinatown and Kensington Market is a colourful window to this kaleidoscope city.

Getting there
Qantas flies direct from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to Los Angeles, from where codeshare partner American Airlines flies direct to Toronto. 

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