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Recipes by Christine Manfield
21.02.2017

As the '90s dawned, darling chefs were pushing the boundaries of cooking in this country. A young Christine Manfield, just starting out at this heady time, soon became part of the generation that redefined modern Australian cuisine. She shares some of her timeless signatures from the era.

Cirrus, Sydney review
20.02.2017

Cirrus moves the Bentley team down to the water and into more lighthearted territory without sacrificing polish, writes Pat Nourse.

How to grow rocket
20.02.2017

A vegetable patch without rocket lacks a great staple, according to Mat Pember. The perennial performer is a leaf for all seasons.

50BestTalks brings World’s best chefs to Sydney and Melbourne
16.02.2017

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

Toby Wilson, Sean McManus and Jon Kennedy to open Bad Hombres
16.02.2017

Expect Mexican-Asian flavours and an all-natural wine list from two of Sydney’s edgier operators.

Local Knowledge: Moscow
16.02.2017

Director of Shakespeare theatre company Cheek by Jowl Declan Donnellan walks us through the essential sights and his favourite cafes and restaurants of his hometown.

On the Pass: Danielle Rensonnet
16.02.2017

Bellota chef Danielle Rensonnet talks us through the current menu at the restaurant and her favourite summer ingredients.

Melbourne's Tomato Festival is back in 2017
15.02.2017

Returning for another year, Melbourne’s Tomato Festival is ripe with cooking demonstrations, talks, and produce stalls dedicated to plump produce.

The world’s most impressive airports

Singapore Changi Airport

Singapore Changi Airport

Five airports that go all out on luxury design, premium cuisine and first class service. Transit time never looked so good.

Singapore Changi Airport

The benchmark for luxury travel, Changi Airport recently topped the rankings in the World Airport Awards for the fourth year running. Its multiple gardens, rooftop pool, SK-II spa, 24-hour cinema and kinetic rain art installation make it a lavish space, but it's Shigemi Kawahara's tonkotsu broth at Ippudo Express and the freshly-made la mian at Paradise Inn that will really take your transit time to the next level. Good news for those just passing through: you can sample Raffle's famous cocktail, the Singapore Sling at the Long Bar.

 

Seoul Incheon International Airport

If it's activities you're after, Incheon International has them by the bucket load. There's a golf course, ice skating rink, casino, indoor gardens, a Museum of Korean Culture  and an award-winning shopping mall. For those looking for a more tranquil transit, head up to the Observation Deck  for caffeine with a view or make use of the private sleeping rooms and Thai-style massages on offer at the Spa on Air. Complimentary showers are available to all passengers and you'll get a small shower kit if you're in transit, too. Just make sure that you save enough time for the blueberry makgeolli bread from Bizeun.

 

Munich Airport

As one of the busiest hubs in Europe, Munich Airport combines cool efficiency with clean, contemporary design. Business travellers will benefit from the airport's exclusive VipWing with PA and conference services, as well as quiet spaces to work. For those wanting a pre-flight workout, it doesn't get much better than 20 minutes of EMS training at the Bodystreet Fitness Studio. Those at the other end of the spectrum should pay a visit to Airbräu, the world's first airport brewery, for some first-class Bavarian home-brew.

The Perfectionists' Café


Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport

The allure of Australian airports lies in their great coffee and luxe lounges. Case in point: Sydney's American Express Lounge. Exclusively designed for Card Members, the serene space is a triple threat: a luxurious haven away from the airport's general hustle and bustle, a celebration of contemporary design and a gateway into premium lounges eschewing the traditional business or first class ticket. Amenity-wise, it's top notch. The seasonal menu, barista-served coffee and tailored wine list are made even more impressive by the high-speed WiFi, plethora of power points, living wall entrance and industrial-style accents.

 

London Heathrow Airport

What Heathrow Airport lacks in greenery, it makes up for in choice. Boutique-wise you'll find the best of British design - Burberry, Jo Malone et al - mixed with international designers. Heston Blumenthal and Gordon Ramsey have both been enlisted to offer passengers speedy culinary delights that hit the mark. You can't beat Blumenthal's Warm Salt Beef & Pickle Burger at The Perfectionists' Café. Keen to steer clear of the many gastro pubs? Head straight for the Fortnum & Mason Champagne Bar  for a drop of 2000 Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac Léognan Bordeaux.

 

This article is presented by American Express. Go the distance with Membership Rewards.

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