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Gourmet Traveller April 2018

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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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
editor’s letter

There’s a theme of reinvention throughout this issue. Taking something that works, breaking it down and reassembling it to see if it can’t be improved. It starts with René Redzepi’s Noma 2.0 in Copenhagen. We spoke to Redzepi in the manic few days before he threw open the doors at the most anticipated new restaurant in the world. He took us on a tour of the space that spans 11 buildings joined by glass and steel walkways and accented with Australian art. Set on an urban farm next to a man-made lake, it will become a new restaurant every four months as the season shifts focus from seafood to vegetables to game. It’s a wildly ambitious project that encompasses three greenhouses, tanks for live seafood, an ant farm, a room for hanging…

1 min.
where we’ve been

Sarah Oakes, editor; Robertson, NSW Like stepping back in time, the Robertson Show has country charm and community spirit in spades. Come for the spud races, stay for the CWA scones with jam and cream. @sarahaliceoakes Laura Jacobs, junior designer; Boranup, WA Going home to WA always includes a visit to our family property in Boranup. Part of the Margaret River wine region, days start watching the sun rise over the karri trees, and end with a glass of Leeuwin Estate shiraz. @laurajanejacobs Liz Elton, creative director; Forster, NSW I’m not much of a camper, but call it “glamping”, throw in a teepee, a real bed, some Persian rugs and tell me I can bring my dog and apparently I can be persuaded. BYO Heston Blumenthal charcoal barbecue to really complete the experience. @liz.elton…

1 min.

HELEN CATHCART photographer Cornish pastiche, p152 It was Sydney’s coastal lifestyle that first inspired Helen Cathcart’s photography spanning food, travel and interiors. She brings the same affinity for coastal landscapes to our feature on seaside Cornwall. “Beautiful, rugged and full of life, the region feels very much like its own country,” says Cathcart, who now lives in her native London. “People feel a sense of privilege living here, which you feel even as a traveller.” MAGGIE SCARDIFIELD news editor Paramount importance, p162 Maggie Scardifield arrived at GT in 2014 and went on to become news editor. She’s a big fan of Australian design (her first assignment was GT’s Meet Your Maker column) so it’s no surprise this month she was taken by Paramount House in her hometown of Sydney. “It’s a playground for creative people,”…

1 min.
what we’re eating

GRILLED BEEF RIB WITH CHIMICHURRI, Barrio You can take the boy out of Argentina, but you can’t take away his love of large meats. Or at least that’s the message you get when you order the beef from chef Francisco Smoje: a hunk of grilled rib, served sliced on the bone, carpeted with a chunky chimichurri and scorched onions. Barrio, 1 Porter St, Byron Bay, NSW. PAT NOURSE, MANAGING EDITOR APRICOT AND PEACH FROZEN SLICE, Bert’s Bar & Brasserie We’re big fans of inadvertent “snaccessorising” – when a dish perfectly matches an outfit or interior. And if there was ever a match for the glamour of the newly opened Bert’s, this grown-up Splice dessert – layers of tangy vanilla yoghurt with peach and apricot gelato and a playful whip of scorched marshmallow –…

2 min.
gold coast’s new darling

Athletes aren’t the only ones with performance anxiety in the run-up to the Gold Coast’s Commonwealth Games this month. It’s also been a race against the clock for The Star Entertainment Group to complete The Darling Gold Coast, a luxe 57-suite hotel in a 17-storey tower on Broadbeach Island, in time for the Games. The oval building, designed by Steelman Partners, of Las Vegas, is shaped, aptly, like a stack of giant surfboards, or perhaps a massive superyacht. “We knew the designers would create something beautiful, but this really embraces the Gold Coast,” says Geoff Hogg, The Star Entertainment Group managing director for Queensland. “Even the shape of the hotel reflects the setting.” The Darling has a rooftop pool, bar and restaurant, and roomy suites and penthouses ranging in size from 78…

3 min.
complements chocolates

If you’re a client of Sydney design agency Universal Favourite, there’s no chance of receiving a branded fridge magnet or a novelty mug when the season for end-of-year thank-you gifts arrives. Dari Israelstam, the agency’s owner and creative director, says his team tackle presents with the creativity and focus they would any other brief. “We always want to craft something out-of-the-box, that reflects how we work,” he says. There have been custom scents, edible infographics and personalised board games, for example, and in 2016, Complements chocolates were launched. The Tetris-like chocolates, originally created using 3D printing, are handmade in collaboration with Sydney’s Bakedown Cakery. Featuring Belgian couverture, and in flavours such as lychee and coconut, black sesame, and blackberry, the pair-and-share treats have attracted praise around the world for their design…