Gourmet Traveller November 2021

Each issue is packed with great dish ideas, hot restaurants and bars, entertaining tips, the best hotels and lavish spreads on some of the world’s most intoxicating travel destinations - everything you should expect from the Australia's premier food and travel magazine.

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1 min.
editor’s letter

I have the cold sweat of dread tickling my neck as I write this, wary of tempting fate to prove me wrong, once again. But all going to plan (remember those?) by the time you read this, Sydney’s restaurants will once again be open for business, with Melbourne just moments away from joining them. Like everyone, I’ve been dreaming about where to go first (…and second… and third). In fact, I have booked about 10 meals out in the next fortnight, and I intend to relish every one of them. Several will be at establishments featured in this issue, as we present the 2022 Restaurant Awards and Guide. In addition to our individual award winners, we have also rounded up the Top 80 restaurants across Australia. And of course, we celebrate…

1 min.
what gt loves this month

KitchenAid food processor Give yourself the gift of time and treat yourself to KitchenAid’s new 13-cup food processor, which combines retro style with modern technology to slice, dice and blitz your way through party prep. harveynorman.com.au Krinklewood ‘Francesca’ Rosé For an Australian take on a classic Provençal rosé, we can’t go past the pale blush of this Hunter Valley drop. Made from certified biodynamic merlot and mataro fruit, it’s the perfect picnic accompaniment. And available in a magnum for extra good times. krinklewood.com Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bring a burst of sunshine to every day with this distinctive yellow dial from Rolex. If yellow’s not your speed, there are equally striking options available in bright blue, coral red, turquoise and more. rolex.com Dior Maison Heading straight to the top of our Christmas wishlist this…

1 min.

JESSICA WYLD photographer Hopes and dreamers, p114 Margaret River-born photographer Jessica Wyld is compelled to capture vibrant perspectives that make the everyday beautiful, both in her home state and beyond. In this issue, Wyld visits Esperance, a coastal town she used to visit on childhood getaways. “Esperance has truly grown up but is still effortlessly relaxed and breathtakingly stunning,” she says. “The community spirit there is contagious. It’s on the edge of something big and the positive energy is palpable.” DOMINIC SMITH senior food editor Life of the party, p94 As a chef by trade, surfer and fisherman by nature, Gourmet Traveller’s senior food editor Dominic Smith has spent the better part of his life in the kitchen or immersed in the ocean. In this issue he celebrates the fruits of the sea with a crowd-pleasing menu…

1 min.
dishes and destinations

Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia Yes, the water really is that blue. And no, that shoreline hasn’t been photoshopped. East Wallabi Island, part of the spectacular Abrolhos Islands, was the perfect backdrop for the inaugural Abrolhos Long Table, an all-day beach party with Vasse Felix chef Brendan Pratt tending the (local seafood) barbie. Start planning now for the return of Shore Leave Festival in May. Max Veenhuyzen, WA state editor Frank’s Deli, Sydney Waverley now beholds this deli cornucopia, where condiments reign supreme and the sandwiches are dressed and pressed to the nines. Opt for the scrambled egg and LP’s brisket breakfast sandwich; or the hearty Reuben. 279 Bronte Rd, Waverley, NSW. Jordan Kretchmer, writer Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Amaretti Silly season will be a little less silly this year thanks to my growing collection of non-alcoholic spirits. Here, an…

5 min.
restaurant news

NSW La Salut has opened within Norfolk House and Hotel, bringing sought-after natural Spanish wines and Catalan leaning small plates to Surry Hills. Snack on three different types of jamón, Manchego and anchovies alongside glasses of pétillant-naturel from Nuria Renom or bottles of vino from the Canary Islands. In the CBD, Shell House has nabbed another talent, with Sixpenny’s Aaron Ward set to step into the head chef role in the sprawling venue’s Dining Room, working alongside culinary director Joel Bickford (ex-Aria). Nearby, pop-up bar and restaurant About Time is hoping to bring the casual frivolity of the backyard barbecue to the more serious end of town. Run by a team of seven owners – who have worked across The Baxter Inn, The Gidley and The Roosevelt – the pop-up will run for…

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hotels on the horizon

Sydney is welcoming a slew of slick new hotels, ready to host tourists in the Emerald City. One of the most anticipated is The Ace Hotel – the first in the southern hemisphere. Located in the historic Tyne House in Surry Hills, the 264-room design focused hotel will showcase distinctive modernist interiors by Flack Studio. In the CBD, Kimpton Sydney (the first property for the brand in Australia) has enlisted Luke Mangan to oversee the dining offerings in the luxury hotel, located within Pitt Street’s heritage-listed former Water Board headquarters. The main restaurant is set to be Luke’s Kitchen, alongside a 1930s-inspired cocktail bar, an intimate wine bar and a poolside rooftop bar, plus a casual café.…