Recipes
Classic Parisian Bistro Crème Brûlée
Food & Drink

Classic Parisian Bistro Crème Brûlée

Back in the 17th century François Massialot, chef de cuisine to various illustrious personages, was credited with inventing the crème brûlée, in which the ‘burnt’ sugar topping was melted with a red-hot fire shovel. This classic creamy, Parisian bistro dessert is a firm favourite, providing it’s not adulterated with things like fruit or chocolate – it’s all about thick, vanilla-infused custard and glossy shards of crunchy sugar. The easiest way to caramelise the sugar topping is with a chef’s blowtorch but, if you don’t have one, the alternative is to place the ramekins as near to the heat as possible under a very hot grill – but keep your eye on them. And do remember to leave them to sit for a while in order to let the top harden and the ramekins cool down. more

Bars
Slip from work to play at 73 Vulture Street, West End
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Slip from work to play at 73 Vulture Street, West End

Too much to do and not enough time means working on the weekend is a regular reality. Instead of arriving at work refreshed of a Monday morning, it can feel like you never left the office, with the weekend spent waking up early and cramming in some quality computer time while the rest of the house sleeps in soundly. more


Restaurants
Smooth jazz plays at Paddington’s JazzCat
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Smooth jazz plays at Paddington’s JazzCat

Nestled in a side street behind the boutiques of Paddington’s LaTrobe Terrace, a small house-based space has finally settled on an owner. Shifting from a French antiques shop to a Spanish restaurant, the humble corner spot on Collingwood Street is now home to JazzCat Restaurant. more

Recipes
Sevtap’s Turkish Chicken recipe
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Sevtap’s Turkish Chicken recipe

There's a certain chill in the air, making it the perfect season for hearty cuisine. Treat your senses to an exotic gustatory adventure with Sevtap's Turkish Chicken recipe from Turkish Flavours by Sevtap Yüce. more

Cafes
Laneway cafes: In-Cog-Neato, Flamingo, Brew
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Laneway cafes: In-Cog-Neato, Flamingo, Brew

In-Cog-Neato, South Brisbane It’s been there for a year, but particularly inconspicuous coffee nook In-Cog-Neato has added a little faux grass to its stools. With a recently jazzed up laneway sporting a plethora of vibrant street art and (real greenery) window boxes and hanging plants galore, sip an espresso, nibble on something sweet and relax into this secluded and colourful side space. Brew Cafe Tapas Bar, Brisbane City Brew has grown from a coffee machine plonked amidst some astroturf in the corner of a laneway end, to a roaring cafe and bar. Enjoy a coffee on a milk crate in diluted sunshine, or slink into the darkness of the back den for a sneaky lunchtime beer or espresso martinis and tapas. Flamingo Cafe, Fortitude Valley A mirage of astroturf, eclectic garden furniture and kitsch s+p shakers resides on the corner of Winn Lane in Fortitude Valley. Renowned for its Green Velvet… more

Cafes
Ruby in Paddington draws hearty brunch crowd
Food & Drink

Ruby in Paddington draws hearty brunch crowd

Opening a cafe opposite Paddington brunch fav Anouk seems like a fairly bold move. But with foodstuffs like roasted kipfler potatoes with lavender salt and fried brioche with smoked trout, goats cherve, poached eggs, asparagus, watercress and lime on the menu, Ruby is proving a popular spot. more