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Finalists for Bar of the Year 2018
28.07.2017

Whether it's a late-night spot playing hip-hop at full volume, a throwback to the glamour of yesteryear or a bar-restaurant that slips the collar of definition, these three Bar of the Year finalists have all nailed one essential detail: good times.

Finalists for Regional Restaurant of the Year 2018
27.07.2017

These three restaurants - Fleet, Brae and Igni - might not be in capital cities, but the journey there is part of the unforgettable experience they offer.

Living off the land in winter
27.07.2017

The life of a farmer revolves around the seasons. Come winter, a certain thriftiness is needed in the kitchen to make the most of meagre produce, writes Paulette Whitney.

Why breakfast isn't the most important meal of the day in Italy
27.07.2017

Italy's claim to being the greatest of the world's cuisines has one key weakness: breakfast. But, argues John Irving, there's more to the story than first meets the eye.

Reasons to visit Los Angeles in 2017
27.07.2017

The hottest spots to eat, drink, play and stay on your next trip to LA, rounded up into one perfect day.

Reasons to visit Canberra in 2017
27.07.2017

Your guide to a perfect stay in Canberra, from where to sleep to the exhibitions you need to check out.

Restaurants with rooms
27.07.2017

Some of Australia's best dining destinations take the hassle out of a weekend stay by offering their own on-site digs where you can hit the hay in style after your meal.

Finalists for Maitre D' of the Year 2018
26.07.2017

The maitre d' is your first introduction to a restaurant - they do as much to create a sense of ambience as lighting, tableware and music. And these three professionals are top of the class.

Star chefs team up with luxury cruise lines

Share restaurant, Princess Cruises

Share restaurant, Princess Cruises

Luxury dining is making waves at sea as high-profile chefs form partnerships with some of the world's leading cruise lines.

Among the first was Australian chef and restaurateur Luke Mangan, who's now widening his portfolio of outlets with Salt Grill on P&O's new Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden ships.

"We had the same vision: we wanted to have the best restaurant at sea," says Mangan of his five-year relationship with P&O. His Salt Grill restaurants now feature across P&O's entire fleet and a raft of chef collaborations at sea have followed.

Princess Cruises has announced a partnership with Australian Los Angeles-based chef Curtis Stone across its 18 ships. His seafaring restaurants will be called Share by Curtis Stone and feature a signature communal table. Items from a "Crafted by Curtis" menu will also be available in the Princess fleet's main dining rooms, starting in October on Golden Princess, with fleet-wide expansion slated for the end of the year. "I've worked feverishly to create elegant, tasty dishes that I'm really proud to serve," says Stone.

Royal Caribbean has a Jamie Oliver restaurant on Anthem of the Seas, the second ship in its Quantum class, while another high-profile player, California-born Thomas Keller, has signed with luxe line Seabourn. Keller's signature restaurant will be launched early next year on the Seabourn Quest.

Also in the works for the New Year, passengers aboard Carnival Cruises will be able to enjoy exclusive cooking demonstrations, lunch and masterclasses by Australian chef Massimo Mele aboard three cruises to Tasmania in January and April.

Extending the movement to river cruising, APT plans to launch a Wine Ambassador program on its European routes. Bruce Tyrrell (Tyrell's Wines) and Thomas Keith Hardy (Thomas Hardy Wines) are among the line-up of Australian vintners enlisted to host tastings and special dinners, lead local winery excursions and present workshops on wine-making techniques, heritage and traditions.

With talk of more gourmet offerings under way, there's never been a better time to book your next voyage.


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