Gourmet Traveller May 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.

Are Media Pty Limited
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
dishes and destinations

Fish Shop At this slick new seafood shop you can mop up butter, chilli and garlic with hunks of Iggy’s bread, in between bites of well-seasoned squid. Or pick up some grilled snapper with salsa verde and salad and head to Bondi’s grassy knoll to kick back and enjoy an autumnal sunset with beach views. 87 Glenayr Ave, Bondi Beach, NSW. Jordan Kretchmer, writer Fortitude Valley, Brisbane A quick weekend visit to the River City was just enough to whet my appetite and leave me plotting a return visit. Fortitude Valley’s James Street serves up Palm Springs vibes and some of the best eats in town, from Hellenika to sAme sAme. Book ahead and arrive hungry. Joanna Hunkin, editor Adelaide Central Market A trip to Adelaide isn’t complete without a whistle-stop tour of the Central…

1 min
what gt loves this month

Rolex Tudor 2021 Rolex has released its new Tudor collection for 2021, including the classic 1926, now available with a pure white dial and soft leather strap. Understated and elegant, it’s the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. rolex.com Cobram Estate First Harvest Unlike wine, fresh is best when it comes to olive oil, which is why you should always buy Australian-pressed. First Harvest is the annual release of Cobram Estate’s best olives, cold pressed within four hours of picking and ready to serve, pronto. cobramestate.com.au Camilla and Marc Stay snug and support an excellent cause with Camilla and Marc’s new range of limited edition t-shirts and hoodies. 100 per cent of sale proceeds will go to the Ovarian Cancer Research Group. camillaandmarc.com Fino Vino Fino Seppeltsfield has long been one of my favourite spots to eat in…

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editor’s letter

I’m often a little stumped when people ask about my heritage. It’s not something I have any deep connection to. In my lifetime alone, my family has lived everywhere from Germany and Scotland to Hong Kong and New Zealand. My extended family stretches the globe from Vancouver to Melbourne. Technically, we are British – yet few of us identify as such. The closest I get to embracing my British heritage is enjoying the occasional Sunday at the pub. So I am especially grateful to those who are happy to share their stories and heritage, making my world a brighter, bolder, and frequently more delicious place. In this issue, we asked chef Junda Khoo to share his Malaysian heritage with us and create a family banquet inspired by his amah’s original recipes. Khoo’s…

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ANNA JONES writer and cook All in one As a guiding voice of modern vegetarian cooking, Anna Jones’ latest book One: Pot, Pan, Planet celebrates plant-based cooking, and the positive effects it can have on our bodies and the world we live in. “While food and cooking, for me, are absolutely about the joy and the connection and beauty of sharing a meal, I feel now it’s time to stress the changes we need to make,” says Jones. PARKER BLAIN photographer City of gold Food and lifestyle photographer Parker Blain seeks to portray human connection through his raw and candid snaps. For this issue, Blain captured the historic town of Ballarat, including its ornate buildings, up-and-coming chefs and friendly bar owners. “Shooting here transported me to certain parts of Europe,” says Blain. “Meeting all the lovely locals…

4 min
restaurant news

SYDNEY Glebe Point Road is in the midst of a mini revival spearheaded by the arrival of Beckett’s. Ex-Bayswater Brasserie chef Jeff Schroeter and playwright-director Wendy Beckett have joined forces to bring new life to the old Darling Mills space. The glamorous sandstone venue is home to a baby grand piano (which is played nightly) and a bar slinging a wine and cocktail list by Sasha Siljanovic (Nomad) and Charlie Ainsbury (This Must Be The Place). French bougie bistro is the calling card here, with plates of charcoal-roasted wagyu rump, pommes dauphinoise and field mushroom jus; vanilla lobster with butter-poached fennel, and sea urchin sauce; and escargots en cocotte. Across the road, Small Talk will be opening its second bolthole, which will bring bagels, focaccia and Reuben Hills coffee to the people…

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on the pass

RED HOT Vinden Wines has released a sparkly new drop, and it’s one you may not have seen before. Alicante Bouschet is one of few grapes with red flesh, as well as skins – the result of a cross between the Grenache and Petit Bouschet varieties. Grown on the red, loamy clay of Vinden Estate in the Hunter Valley, it’s lively and crisp, with a light fizz elevating the fruit’s bright, berry-forward notes. The sparkling wine is bottled in a prestige swing-top champenois glass, making it a breeze to pop and reseal. “This is all about fun, beautiful, affordable everyday drinking, not just for special occasions,” says Angus Vinden, owner and winemaker at Vinden Estate. Sparkling Alicante Bouschet, $35 for 750ml, vindenwines.com.au Take your long lunch to the next level at White…