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Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

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."

Chorizo hotdogs with chimichurri and smoky red relish

A hotdog is all about the condiments. Here, choose between a smoky red capsicum relish or the bright flavours of chimichurri, or go for a bit of both.

Bali's new wave of restaurants, hotels and bars

The restaurant and hotel scene on Australia's favourite holiday island has never been more exciting and Australian chefs, owners and restaurateurs are leading the charge, writes Samantha Coomber.

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.

Curtis Stone's strawberry and almond cheesecake

"I've made all kinds of fancy cheesecakes in my time, but nothing really beats the classic combination of strawberries and almonds with a boost from vanilla bean," says Stone. "I could just pile macerated strawberries on top, but why not give your tastebuds a proper party by folding grilled strawberries into the cheesecake batter too? Cheesecakes are elegant and my go-to for celebrations because they taste best when whipped up a day in advance."

Baguette recipes

These baguette recipes are picture-perfect and picnic ready, bursting with fillings like slow-cooked beef tongue, poached egg and grilled asparagus and classic leg ham and cheese.

World's Best Chefs Talks

Massimo Bottura and more are coming to the Sydney Opera House.

Heart Ibiza

Spain's Adrià brothers team with Cirque du Soleil founder for a heartfelt project.

Ibiza's reputation for hedonistic nightlife has never been matched by its culinary scene, which adds to the buzz around the opening of Heart Ibiza, a music, dining and theatrical venue that can accommodate a thousand people by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté and Spain's famous chef brothers Albert and Ferran Adrià.

Heart Ibiza, in the Ibiza Gran Hotel complex in the main port, comprises Terrace, a collection of street food-inspired stalls and live performances upstairs, a fine-diner downstairs called Supper Club with cabaret performances in Cirque du Soleil style and, this being Ibiza, there's Club, for clubbing.

Most of the Terrace stalls serve one dish only, often with a twist. "We've taken inspiration from the freedom and fun of a street-food market experience, a journey through countries like Japan, Peru, Spain and China," Albert says. Downstairs, Supper's menu continues the global journey with the likes of Galician lobster done Singapore chilli crab-style.

Quebec-born Laliberté, who lives in a clifftop estate on the island, sold the majority share of Cirque du Soleil to multinational investors this year, enabling him to focus on projects he hopes will raise Ibiza's cultural profile.

The idea of Heart was born in the late '90s, when Laliberté visited Ferran's legendary El Bulli, and in turn invited the brothers to see his latest production at the time, Alegría, in Barcelona.

Heart is a characteristically ambitious project for the trio, creating a light-hearted alternative to the island's typically more formal approach to dining.

"Fundamentally we want people to have a good time," says Albert, "to have them look forward to experiencing something unique, hoping that they leave with their expectations wildly exceeded."

Heart Ibiza, Passeig de Joan Carles I, 17, Ibiza, Spain

Related link: the Gourmet Traveller guide to Ibiza.


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