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Gourmet Traveller November 2019

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

I love this time of year. As the days get longer and the sun shines brighter, November heralds the official countdown to summer and the season of endless celebration. It’s exhausting and exhilarating. By January, I’ll be sick of it, ready to retreat into a world of blissful isolation. But for now, I’m all about it, happy to embrace the chaos and Champagne in equal measure. Of course, not everyone is so inclined and when it comes to hosting an event, it’s important to cater for every guest. Too often, I find myself at events where the only non-alcoholic offering is a glass of tepid water or pulpy orange juice. In this issue, we’ve made a deliberate point of including low- and no-alcohol drinks, along with some punchier options. Increasingly, more people are…

1 min.
where we’ve been

Joanna Hunkin, editor Lake Hayes, New Zealand If there’s a spot more tranquil than the shores of Lake Hayes near Arrowtown, I’ve yet to find it. Follow it up with lunch at Amisfield. Perfection. @hunkies_news Georgie Meredith, writer & editorial coordinator Mount Gibraltar, Southern Highlands Beyond the pâtisseries and antique shops of the Southern Highlands lies a eucalyptus-studded backdrop, marked with bushwalking tracks and perfect picnic rocks. @georgiemeredith Emma Holland, subeditor Paris, France; With Auguste Rodin’s magnificent sculptures, views of Hôtel Biron and golden autumn leaves, the Musée Rodin sculpture garden is a calm oasis inside the heart of Paris. @_emmajholland…

2 min.

ANNA HART writer A night in Rio!, p150 Belfast-born writer Anna Hart has been reporting on international culture for over 10 years, with a fondness for emerging destinations, cities and festivals. For this issue, Hart joined the global glitterati in Rio for Carnaval, the world’s biggest street party. “It’s my job to get under the skin of a new city, to find out what really makes it tick,” she says. “And I believe that the best way to get to know a new city is to party with it.” SHARYN CAIRNS photographer Natural high, p138 Sharyn Cairns is a leading Australian photographer with a portfolio spanning interiors, food, travel and lifestyle, and has photographed numerous features for GT over the years. For this issue, Cairns travelled to the edge of the Himalayas where…

1 min.
what we’re eating

DARK-CHOCOLATE CREMOSO, Ostēr After a main course of scarlet-prawn spaghettoni, the standard had been set impossibly high. Rich chocolate cremoso hidden underneath an airy coconut mousse, raspberry sorbet and cacao nibs did not disappoint. 76-78 Bridge Rd, Richmond, Vic. LAURA JACOBS, ART DIRECTOR ENDIVE WITH GRATED EMU YOLK, Pipit Along with grilled greens with green-pea miso, the endive with grated emu yolk, cultured cream and black macadamia oil was one of many brilliant snacks I tried during a quick pre-airport visit to Pipit. 8 Coronation Ave, Pottsville, NSW. LEE TRAN LAM, NEWS EDITOR LEMON & PASSIONFRUIT TART, Saint Peter The timeless combination of tangy lemon custard and zippy passionfruit pulp not only provides exactly the refreshment you need after a long lunch of rock oysters, sea urchin crumpets and coral trout throats, but also serves as a timely reminder…

1 min.
let it snow

One can only imagine how Tom Wilson must have felt as the first white Canadian taken by Indigenous guides to ‘the lake of little fishes’ in 1882. “As God is my judge,” he said, “I never in all my explorations saw such a matchless scene.” Since then, generations of adventurers have come to know the incomparable beauty of the emerald gem known as Lake Louise, in the heart of Banff National Park. The Rocky Mountain wilderness is one of Canada’s most spectacular destinations, especially in winter. It’s the season to be jolly, and Christmas is white magic. The pocket-sized resort town of Banff lights up like a carnival when Santa Claus comes to town. It’s impossible to ignore the adventurous spirit when forest peaks are swathed in snowy cloaks and the call of the wild…

1 min.
christmas in quebec city

It’s a cool Yule in the far northern frontier of Quebec City, too. The remnants of stone ramparts in this ancient turreted town mark the foundations of the only walled city in Canada. The cross-pollination of French and English history here has evolved into a joyously unique place where tales are entwined with tinsel. The city is crowned by a French chateau – Fairmont Le Château Frontenac – a hotel that looks like a gothic wedding cake perched on the cliff top above the ice floes of the St Lawrence River. Snow wafts over silver church spires and clings to the steeply pitched roofs of the stone merchant houses that date from the 18th and 19th centuries. The cobblestoned streets of the historic district of Old Quebec (Vieux Quebec) must be the…