Gourmet Traveller March 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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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
dishes and destinations

Cedric’s, Sydney The demarcation between café and restaurant is delightfully blurred at Cedric’s. Here, king brown and shimeji mushrooms combine with udon noodles in a deeply savoury and life-affirming broth. It’s the new toast of the town. Regent Place, 501 George St, Sydney, NSW. Yvonne C Lam, digital editor Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia Birdwatching. Frolicking on deserted beaches. Snorkelling. Fresh crayfish. An Eco Abrolhos cruise through this archipelago off WA’s north coast ticks all the boxes for discovery, good living and – believe it or not – overseas travel. Max Veenhuyzen, WA editor Jim Wild’s Oysters, NSW I’ve never enjoyed an oyster as much as these Sydney Rock from Jim’s – a no-frills “shack” where the molluscs are the perfect tonic for a blistering summer’s day. Lot 2/170 Greens Rd, Greenwell Point, NSW Georgie Meredith, writer and…

1 min
what gt loves this month

Technivorm Moccamaster Brighten-up your morning with a cup of coffee poured fresh from this retro-look filter coffee machine. It’s made in The Netherlands and is available in a rainbow of bold colours. alternativebrewing.com.au Pretend It’s a City If you have yet to be introduced to the biting wit of New Yorker Fran Lebowitz, you have the most delicious treat in store. Martin Scorsese directs this Netflix docu-series, following the sardonic septuagenarian as she shares her many stories and opinions. V&A garden tool set Bring the indoors outdoors with this stylish fork and trowel set, featuring the 1912 Leicester wallpaper print from the Victoria & Albert Museum archive. monsterthreads.com.au Live at Bennelong Let’s be clear, Bennelong has always been exceptional. But the addition of live music on a Sunday afternoon and a new menu by Peter Gilmore has…

1 min
editor’s letter

Even on a bad day, I have enough self-awareness to know that my job is pretty fantastic. Then there are days when I find myself almost floating outside of my body, wondering how on earth I got here; how am I so lucky? Shooting this month’s cover feature at Sean Moran’s Bilpin Springs Farm was one of those days. Sean and his partner Manoo welcomed us warmly as we descended on their country homestead, cooing over their new puppies Olive and Poppy and generally causing chaos. As we sat down to capture Sean’s generous garden feast, the smiles and laughter on show were all real – as we hungrily waited for the green light to eat. (Despite being the editor, I am not the boss when it comes to shoot days,…

1 min

SARAH BRISTOW writer Roman holiday Writer and self-confessed glutton Sarah Bristow is as passionate about food as she is her home state of Queensland. She’s delighted to see its restaurant scene continue to grow and flourish. “Queensland is carving out our own laid-back approach to dining and it’s exciting to see the rest of Australia sit up and take notice,” says Bristow. For this issue, she reviews 1889 Enoteca, a Brisbane institution. ALICE ZASLAVSKY author Plant nation With a CV that includes writer, television host, food judge, and food literacy advocate, Zaslavsky knows how to champion produce across many mediums. Her new plant-based cookbook, In Praise of Veg, proves that you can, in fact, make friends with salad. “My aim with the book was to make cooking and eating vegetables something people looked forward to, rather than a…

9 min
restaurant news

SYDNEY Daniel Pepperell (ex-Hubert, 10 William St and Alberto’s Lounge) has opened Bistrot 916 alongside Michael Clift (Rockpool and Fat Duck alumnus) and sommelier Andy Tyson (ex-Swillhouse). The Parisian-inspired neighbourhood diner sits on the old Lotus 2.0 site, and will bring platters of raw shellfish served on ice, steak au poivre, lobster frites, tuna tartare partnered with beef-fat fried potatoes, and boudin-noir spring rolls, which see house-made blood sausage wrapped in brik pastry then fried and served with an aromatic apple cider dipping sauce. In other bistro news, Pyrmont’s Bistro Clementine has undergone a makeover with new head chef Bilent Peel (ex-Café Paci and Sixpenny) coming on board to refresh the menu. Peel joins owner Eric Morris and partner Monica-Paula Zotti, who together have shaped the local favourite since it opened…

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three of the best

1 Le Mas, Barossa Valley Among grenache vines and ghost gums you’ll find this reimagined Provençal-style farmhouse, owned by hospitality and event specialists, Llewelyn and Geraldine Wyeth. With four guestrooms, contemporary chandeliers, stone baths and Hermès toiletries, Le Mas fuses new world luxury with the property’s original charming brickwork, arched windows and French doors. From $700 per night, lemasbarossa.com.au 2 Piermont, Tasmania These one-, two- and three-bedroom lodges combine the charm of a stone cottage with the amenities of a luxury hotel, complete with a log fire, spa bath, panoramic views of Great Oyster Bay and access to two private beaches. From $495 per night, piermont.com.au 3 The Glut Farm, Victoria This sustainable farmhouse is located 45 minutes from Ballarat, just next to the Pyrenees wine region. Alongside two wood-fired pizza ovens, you’ll find a harvest garden,…