Restaurants
Dig into gourmet pizzas at The Burrow, West End
Food & Drink

Dig into gourmet pizzas at The Burrow, West End

Pietro Agnoletto ran the infamous The Pizza Caffé at UQ’s St Lucia campus for 15 years. Renowned for its thin-crusted, traditional Neapolitan pizzas, hungry students and theatre-goers alike have drooled over Pietro’s superb doughy creations. Now Pietro is lending his pizza crafting knowledge to the team at new West End haunt The Burrow. more


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
Food & Drink

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
Food & Drink

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