The Christmas issue

Our December issue is out now, featuring Paul Carmichael's recipes for a Caribbean Christmas, silly season cocktails and more.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller before 28th December, 2016 for your chance to win a share of $50,000!

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

Mango recipes

Nothing says summer like mangoes. Go beyond the criss-cross cuts - bake a mango-filled meringue loaf with lime mascarpone, start off the day with a sweet coconut quinoa pudding with sticky mango, or toss it through a spicy warm weather Thai salad.

Garlic recipes

This pungent yet essential little bulb sets the foundation for countless dishes across the globe. Slowly roast it alongside spatchcock or whole snapper, or grind it down to thick paste for a rich alioli. When it comes to garlic, the possibilities truly are endless.

Taming the Wilderness

Heading to Canada’s far-flung places means a whole lot of adventure with life’s luxuries on the side.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

Bright blue scampi roe is popping up on menus across Australia. Here's why it's so special.

Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

"The delice from Source Dining is a winner. May I have the recipe?" Rebecca Ward, Fitzroy, Vic REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

Cooking breakfast like a chef

Direct from our Fare Exchange column and recipe vault, we've picked the best breakfast recipes from chefs cooking around Australia. From croque-monsieur to Paris Brest, you won't find poached eggs on toast here. All of the dishes are the perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee.

Koh Loy Sriracha Sauce, David Thompson's favourite hot sauce

When the master of Thai food pinpoints anything as his favourite, we sit up and listen.

Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Barcelona travel guide

Hoja Santa, Barcelona

Hoja Santa, Barcelona

With vermouth in hand, Lara Dunston witnesses the revival of Barcelona's bodegas and the inexorable rise of the brothers Roca and Señor Adrià.

STAY
Hotel Omm
The location of this elegant boutique hotel on glam Passeig de Gràcia is reason enough to check in, near Antoni Gaudí's Modernist gems Casa Batlló and Casa Milà "La Pedrera", and designer stores for Carolina Herrera and Santa Eulalia. A bonus is not one but two eateries by the Roca brothers, of El Celler de Can Roca fame. Reserve a spot at the counter at Roca Moo to watch the chefs prepare your dégustation; bookings aren't necessary at the casual Roca Bar (see below). Rosselló 265 and Passeig de Gràcia, Eixample

Mercer Barcelona
Almost hidden on a lane in the atmospheric Gothic Quarter and not far from Plaça de Sant Just, this relatively new 28-room hotel bears a strong sense of its heritage. Built atop ancient Roman walls, the Mercer has a medieval façade, bare sandstone walls, and a sunny courtyard with vertical garden. It's a short stroll from the Barcelona cathedral, museums and El Born, a gentrified yet still gritty barrio studded with galleries, boutiques, bars and cafés. Calle dels Lledó 7 

SEE
As with Catalan gastronomy, design is a big draw for many travellers and since opening in December last year, the stunning Museu del Disseny has become a magnet for design-savvy visitors. It encompasses the Museu de les Arts Decoratives, Museu Tèxtil i d'Indumentària, Gabinet de les Arts Gràfiques, and Casa Bloc Museum, Apartment 1/11. Among its 70,000 objects are impressive collections of furniture, fashion and graphic design. A highlight is the rich typography collection, which includes tracing plates, bindings and posters. Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, Sant Martí

DRINK
Sidestep the touristy tapas bars of Las Ramblas and bend an elbow with locals at microbreweries and bodegas in Sant Antoni and Raval. Witness Barcelona's burgeoning craft beer scene at Fàbrica Moritz (Ronda de Sant Antoni 39-41, Sant Antoni), a pub, wine bar, bakery, concept store and newsstand where fresh, unpasteurised beer is produced on site. At Albert Adrià's white-tiled Bodega 1900 (Carrer Tamarit 91, Sant Antoni), which opened in late 2013 and inspired the current bodega revival, order vermouth and snacks from the blackboard, including sweet Joselito jamón sliced to order from legs hung from the ceiling. Experience old-school authenticity at atmospheric Bodega Armando (Carrer Bisbe Laguarda 3, Raval), where elderly patrons in herringbone jackets drink icy glasses of vermouth.

EAT
Roca Bar
If you can't land a table at El Celler de Can Roca or Roca Moo, rock up at the Roca Bar, a cool take on the hotel-lobby standard. Follow oysters with cava sauce with affordable tapas, including sublime Iberian ham croquetas, and main-sized "Roca classics" such as fragrant suckling pig with orange and clove. Hotel Omm

Niño Viejo & Hoja Santa
After launching in late 2014, these adjoining restaurants became Barcelona's hottest tickets. A collaboration between Catalan super-chef Albert Adrià and Mexican-born chef Paco Méndez, who worked with him at El Bulli, Niño Viejo is a boisterous taquería known for authentic Mexican street food, and Hoja Santa serves creative Mexican dishes. Avenida Mistral 54, Sant Antoni 

Enoteca
Dine by the beach in chef Paco Peréz's light-filled two-star dining room overlooking Port Olímpic. A 10-course dégustation, inspired by Peréz's travels, includes the likes of "sea cucumbers, Thai memories and shrimp". Hotel Arts Barcelona, Marina 19-21, Port Olímpic 


DON'T MISS
Stroll with a culinary historian on a Farm to Fork tour of Europe's oldest market, the 13th-century Boqueria, with the highly regarded tour company Context (which launched tours this year in Sydney and Melbourne). The amble includes tastings of local specialties. 

DAYTRIPPING
Three former journalists, one with a degree in gastronomy, run Aborígens Barcelona, offering insider food tours in areas just beyond Barcelona. On their 10-hour Outer Food Tour in the Catalan countryside, travellers meet artisanal producers and learn about regional traditions. 

getting there
Qantas-Emirates, British Airways, Qatar Airways and Air China operate one-stop flights from select Australian capitals to Barcelona.

DON'T MISS
Stroll with a culinary historian on a Farm to Fork tour of Europe's oldest market, the 13th-century Boqueria, with the highly regarded tour company Context (which launched tours this year in Sydney and Melbourne). The amble includes tastings of local specialties. 

DAYTRIPPING
Three former journalists, one with a degree in gastronomy, run Aborígens Barcelona, offering insider food tours in areas just beyond Barcelona. On their 10-hour Outer Food Tour in the Catalan countryside, travellers meet artisanal producers and learn about regional traditions. 

getting there
Qantas-Emirates, British Airways, Qatar Airways and Air China operate one-stop flights from select Australian capitals to Barcelona.

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
The GT x STILY
Christmas Boutique is now open

The smallgoods, homewares, art and more from the pages of GT are now all under one roof, ready to take their place under the tree.

Read More
Gourmet TV

Check out our YouTube channel for our latest cover recipes, chef cooking demos, interviews and more.

Watch Now

You might also like...

Sri Lanka

On a thrilling circuit of white-sand beaches, ancient cities...

Walk on the wild side

There’s a safari to suit all species, from style hunters to ...

Indie at heart

The freewheeling character of Canada’s largest city is expre...

Swiss credit

Hang the expense. Richard Cooke finds Switzerland’s financia...

Merida, manana

Hot, sleepy and sensuous, the capital of Mexico’s Yucatan st...

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Within medieval city walls, George Epaminondas raises a glas...

Havana travel guide

The nation said to be perpetually on the brink of change is,...

Insider's guide to Dublin

Pippa Holt arrived in the Irish capital via Melbourne and Lo...

Geneva travel guide

Historic lakeside Geneva is a city made for walking, in summ...

Istanbul travel guide

Europe’s gateway embraces contemporary cool and Turkish trad...

Copenhagen's best restaurants and bars

After putting Scandinavia’s food firmly on the global agenda...

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia travel guide

With a vibrant cultural scene, buzzy bars, smart dining and ...

Maldives travel guide

The pristine reefs of the Maldives teem with showy, shimmeri...

Singapore travel guide

Not an island to rest on its laurels, ever-evolving Singapor...

Rio de Janeiro travel guide

Armed with a Caipirinha and a sense of adventure, Tatyana Le...

get the latest news

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

×