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.
WHAT GT LOVES THIS MONTH
Dishes and destinations • The Gourmet Traveller team share where they’ve been and what they’re eating.
VIBE CHECK • New openings and restaurant refreshes, winter stays to book, forward-thinking festivals in Melbourne and Tasmania, and a tribute to Jock Zonfrillo.
RESTAURANT NEWS • THE LATEST FROM CHEFS AND RESTAURANTS AROUND AUSTRALIA
A WINTER WONDERLAND
HUNT AND GATHER
ON THE PASS
BAKE MY HEART
THREE TO TRY • NEW WAVE WINTER STAYS
Vale, Jock Zonfrillo 1976-2023
A QUICK WORD WITH THELMA PLUM • The award-winning singer and Gamilaraay woman on her favourite Brisbane takeaway, fast food on tour, and learning to take her mum’s advice.
Celery and celeriac • There is an art to growing this long-stemmed staple and its bulbous cousin, writes SIMON RICKARD.
BRIDGET CAMA AND ALLIRA DAVIS • Kylie Kwong celebrates the individuals helping to grow a stronger community. This month, we meet the Uluru Youth Dialogue co-chairs and changemakers.
Dining out • This month, we visit Pilot’s playful sibling in Canberra, a sharp Hellenic taverna in Perth, new-wave Italian in Melbourne, and a neighbourhood gem in Brisbane.
CLARENCE • Housed in an historic inner-city terrace, Clarence doesn’t appear avant-garde but it’s quietly radical, writes FIONA DONNELLY.
YIAMAS • Greece is the word at this formidable newcomer where open-fire cooking and sharp restaurant craft come together, writes MAX VEENHUYZEN.
ALT PASTA BAR • Left-of-centre pasta plays lead alongside excellent snacks at this new-wave Italian-ish spot, writes MICHAEL HARDEN.
SUCH AND SUCH • More is more at the sequel to Pilot – and Canberra dining is all the better for it, writes MATTY HIRSCH.
Fresh pours • A fixed-price wine list in St Kilda, new cellar doors in McLaren Vale, a spectacular new sparkling, and the future of natural wines.
DRINKS NEWS • TOP DROPS, NEW OPENINGS, AND INSIDE TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS
BEN CALDWELL & MAURICIO RUIZ CANTÚ • The adventurous duo behind Somos, a small batch wine brand based in McLaren Vale, South Australia.
Something special • With its new R.D. 08 release, Bollinger has saved the best until last, writes SAMANTHA PAYNE.
Natural wine is dead • As “natty” fans question the rules of engagement, SAMANTHA PAYNE settles in for wine’s next coronation. Long live post-natural wine!
WARATAH SPRITZ • Each month, we explore the origins behind some of Australia’s signature drinks and learn how to recreate them at home.
3 APERAS TO TRY
New classics • The future of wine lies in structure and a deeper connection to place, writes NED GOODWIN.
4 WINES TO TRY
EVERYDAY • From easy-to-prepare dishes for entertaining to simple suppers, these everyday recipes keep things fast and fresh.
Pithivier • A French pastry classic is updated for a new generation with charred carrot, garlic shoots and goat’s curd.
BEYOND TOFU • JORDAN KRETCHMER explores the world of meat alternatives and plant-based proteins
BRAVE NEW WORLD • LEE TRAN LAM explores the 10 big shifts set to shape the way we cook, eat, drink, and dine.
FAMILIAL terroir • A French father and daughter has the wine world fizzing with their...