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Grilled apricot salad with jamon and Manchego

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.

Farro recipes

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.

2017 Australian Hotel Awards: The Finalists

This year's finalists across 11 different categories include established and new hotels, all with particular areas of excellence. Stay tuned to find out which hotels will take the top spots when they're announced at a ceremony at QT Melbourne on Wednesday 24 May, and published in our 2017 Australian Hotel Guide, on sale Thursday 25 May.

Chorizo recipes

Where would Spanish cuisine be without the chorizo? This versatile smallgood lends its big flavours to South American stews, soups, and salads, not to mention the ultimate hot dog. Let the sizzling begin.

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Pea and ham soup

Aløft

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. 

Las Vegas travel guide

Delano Las Vegas

Delano Las Vegas

With intimate new hotels, luxe spas, and top-notch dining and shopping, Sin City shows a more sophisticated side, writes George Epaminondas.

STAY
Delano Las Vegas
By Vegas standards, this sophisticated 1117-room newcomer is considered a boutique property. The lobby seduces with two colossal boulders from the Nevada desert, patterned rugs evoking the Colorado River, and a soothing lemongrass scent. Suites resemble inviting apartments, with neutral furnishings, tufted headboards and black marble bathrooms. Rivea, the Alain Ducasse restaurant on the top floor, has jaw-dropping views of the Strip.
3940 Las Vegas Blvd South

The Cromwell
Dark wood floors, purple leather sofas and rococo artworks imbue the 188 rooms of this hotel with an appealingly louche sensibility. Enticements include an Italian restaurant by celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis, and a rooftop club by nightlife guru Victor Drai. By day, guests loll around in poolside cabanas, and by night they cavort on the dance floor to electro. The hotel is a stone's throw from the geyser spectacle of the Bellagio Fountains.
3595 Las Vegas Blvd South

DO
Sahra Spa & Hammam
Switch the blackjack table for the massage table. Try the 80-minute Red Flower Hammam Experience at the Sahra Spa & Hammam in The Cosmopolitan. Lying on a heated stone slab, you're cleansed with mint bubbles, exfoliated with a coffee scrub, pampered with a rose body masque, and slathered in honey. You'll leave feeling as coddled as Suleiman the Magnificent, perhaps with a strange craving for baklava.
3708 Las Vegas Blvd South

SHOP
The retail scene offers an embarrassment of riches - and it helps to be wealthy to fully explore them. High-end brands such as Tom Ford, and Lanvin populate The Shops at Crystals, while department stores Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus dominate Fashion Show Mall. The glitzy malls at Caesars Palace and The Venetian conjure Italian piazze at dusk. But if it's bargains you seek, take a half-hour trip to one of two Premium Outlets.

DRINK
Aria Resort & Casino
Aria's master mixologist Craig Schoettler is shaking things up with custom-designed beers, and flavoured ice cubes that change a drink's flavour as they melt. At Sage Restaurant, his Cognac-based Smoke Missing Mirrors is infused with a puff of smoke from a Bourbon barrel plank.
3730 Las Vegas Blvd South

Rose. Rabbit. Lie.

EAT
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon
The eminent French chef has two restaurants at MGM Grand - a formal dining room and this casual outpost where patrons observe the culinary acrobatics from a long counter. Tasting menus are a flurry of sublime small plates, such as langoustine with green curry, foie gras tortellini, and caramelised quail.
3799 Las Vegas Blvd South

Rose. Rabbit. Lie.
At this supper club in The Cosmopolitan, the energy is infectious and the offerings are plentiful - everything from caviar tacos to whole roasted Alaskan crab. A chanteuse purred next to our table, while another player performed contortionist feats atop a piano.
3708 Las Vegas Blvd South

Hakkasan
This global entity - with outposts from Abu Dhabi to Shanghai - is renowned for its appealing ambience and tempting Cantonese fare. At MGM Grand the winner is the roasted Chilean sea bass with Chinese honey. Don't miss the staggering multi-level club upstairs.
3799 Las Vegas Blvd South


DON'T MISS
For an off-Strip excursion, venture to downtown's Fremont East District. The area is known for its cluster of authentic and eccentric bars, eateries and galleries that contrast with the city's mega-resorts.

SWEET DEAL
Mio Ogasawara's exquisite Japanese-inspired desserts at Sweets Raku (5040 West Spring Mountain Rd, No 3) are drawing food lovers to Chinatown, about three kilometres west of the Strip.

GETTING THERE
Virgin Australia flies daily to Los Angeles from Brisbane and Sydney, and on to Las Vegas with partner airline Delta.

DON'T MISS
For an off-Strip excursion, venture to downtown's Fremont East District. The area is known for its cluster of authentic and eccentric bars, eateries and galleries that contrast with the city's mega-resorts.

SWEET DEAL
Mio Ogasawara's exquisite Japanese-inspired desserts at Sweets Raku (5040 West Spring Mountain Rd, No 3) are drawing food lovers to Chinatown, about three kilometres west of the Strip.

GETTING THERE
Virgin Australia flies daily to Los Angeles from Brisbane and Sydney, and on to Las Vegas with partner airline Delta.

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