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'O' For Outstanding

 Trading one island for another, Sicily's Lino Sauro set up shop in Sydney, creating the stunning menu at Olio.    Here he shares half a dozen delicious recipes, all matched with wines picked by Peter Bourne.  

Fremantle octopus, spiced saffron sauce, pickled baby beets

Bucatini con le sarde

Slow-cooked pork belly with San Bernardo sauce & kohlrabi

Poached mackerel, tomato dressing, spicy rice chips

Squid ink pasta with bay bug and spicy pork 'nduja

Warm sabayon with Sicilian Zibibbo wine & berry sauce

Chablis Charms

Burgundy's great white is a fantastic match for the right food, like these three French bistro-style recipes that will impress guests.

Brandade of salt cod, anchovy and caper salsa

Tomato and goat's cheese tart  

Duck legs braised with green olives, parsley purée  

A Taste of the Barrio

GT WINE and Byron Bay's Barrio Eatery & Bar has teamed up to bring you a top selection of restaurant quality recipes that you can create at home.

Beef kofte with charred tomato ezme  

Farmers veg plate & herbed tahini sauce

Beetroot, preserved lemon labneh, yuzu kosho dressing  

Grilled and marinated octopus, confit potato, green olive and almond

Market fish, saffron butter, macadamia and currant salad  

Middle Eastern style strawberry sorbet

Bounteous Ocean Feast

Summer means seafood; in Australia we're fortunate to not only have the best in the world, we've also got the best wines to match it.

Scallop Tarts with Pea and Mint Purée

Lobster with Chilli & Coriander Butter

Oysters Three Ways

Seared Tuna with Lemon & Fennel Salad

Beetroot-cured Ocean Trout with Celeriac Salad

Banana leaf snapper with green papaya seed salad

Magic From Miguel

We're fortunate at GT WINE to have had the chance for a chat with chef Miguel Maestre, who has also shared recipes from his book, Feast.

Paella a la Maestre 2021

Murcian Salad Classica

Patatas Bravas

Okonomiyaki with Chimichurri

Caldero Murciano

Whole Orange Syrup Cake

Entertain With Bar Snacks

In uncertain times - or even at the best of times - what's better than entertaining at home? Try these six superior starters.

Tuna Empanadas

with herb salsa

Beef and Chicken Satay Skewers

Mountain Pepper & Salt Bush Tempura Squid with Aioli

Artichokes with Vinaigrette

Onion and Anchovy Tart

Creole Crab Cakes

with jalapeño tartare

Pots & Pies

Winter is coming. What better way to get through the cold, dark nights than with these delicious pies and stews to warm the kitchen.

Greek Lamb, Tomato & Spinach Pies

with lemon yoghurt sauce

Mexican-style Pork and Green Chilli Stew

Steak and Kidney Pies

Seco de Pato

Braised Veal and Ham Pie

Suquet de Pescados

Rustic Feast

With a hint of sadness we bid a fond farewell to summer - such as it's been - but as the poet says, nothing gold can stay. Warm your heart with these simple dishes, perfectly paired with delicious wines.

Spatchcock, Kale, Farro & Pomegranate Salad

Quinoa & Roast Vegetable Salad

with goat's cheese

Roast Pork Loin

with cider & apple sauce

Broufade (Beef Stew)

Roast Goat with Lemon Potatoes

Brioche & Fruit Pudding

Barbeques Galore

Hosting a dinner party over the summer? Try these recipes with wines to match.

Barbequed Prawn Panzanella Salad


stuffed with chorizo, breadcrumbs and herbs

King George Whiting

with tarator sauce

Marinated Leg of Lamb

with anchovy, lemon and zucchini salad

Sardines in Vine Leaves

Five-spice Pork Chops

with rice (Thit heo nuong vi)

Easy Entertaining


Trout, Beetroot, Feta & Pea Salad

Watermelon, Halloumi, Bread & Caper Salad

Lobster Rolls

with Russian salad

Swordfish Steaks

with avocado salsa

Roast Quails

with shallots, olives, lardons & vermouth

Poached Peaches

with almond syrup

Asian Flavours

Spicy, salty and sweet: the tastes of Asia provide Welcome relief from richer, heavier winter fare.

Tonkatsu pork


Thai-style fried garlic pork & greens

Garlic beef salad

with watercress

Hot and sour prawn noodle salad

Lemongrass chicken & rice

Spring Forward

As the cold days draw to a close, we find ourselves craving freshness. These six great recipes pack a herbaceous punch.

Chickpea wraps

with onion, parsley & sumac salad

Pissaladière/Onion & anchovy tart

Squid & prawn spiedini

with lemon tabouli

Grilled tuna

with mint salsa & orange and fennel salad

YoÄŸurtlu kebap

Fine apple tart

with lavender & honey crème fraîche

Best of Comfort Food

Winter and a global pandemic seem like good reasons to stay home. These recipes will help while away the hours and help warm the soul.


with haricot beans and spinach

Pork & clam cataplana

Chicken & mushroom pie

Broad beans with chouriço & goat's cheese

Slow-roast lamb shoulder

with layered potatoes

Apple & prune pie

Sri Lankan Supreme

With its rich cultural influences, this island nation's cuisine is super hot right now. Here's a guide to some of the wines that work well with the strong flavours.

Crab & green mango curry

Sri Lankan fish patties

Cauliflower and sweet potato dahl

Egg hoppers

with coconut sambal

Grilled black pepper beef

with stir-fried green beans

Chilli potato

with crispy fried onion

Pickle Your Fancy

The end of summer calls for the start of something special. Pickled, cured and fermented dishes are the perfect way to bring out your creative side in 2020.

Spaghetti alle vongole

with bottarga

Pickled vegetables

Roasted eggplant

with black lentils & preserved lemon dressing

Cured kingfish

with blood orange & pickled beet salad

Korean beef short ribs

with fermented black beans & kimchi

Green mango & fermented red cabbage rice paper rolls

with sesame tuna

Let's Go Outside

The summer months call for outdoor celebrations. This deliciously fresh alfresco feast served with matching wines has you covered.

Warm buttered lobster rolls

Tomato & burrata tart

Grilled asparagus & summer herb salad

Poached summer seafood

with baby potatoes, paprika butter & chilli thyme salt

Simple fig & melonpanzanella salad

Peach & raspberry slab tart

with ice cream

Feast from the Middle East

Middle Eastern cuisine makes for perfect spring eating. Indulge in this not-too heavy, not-too light feast with matched wines and,
of course, mint tea for good measure.

Buffalo burrata

with grilled nectarines & figs

Slow wood-roasted lamb shoulder

with rose petal ras el hanout

Cous cous & fig tagine

with zucchini & saffron

Chopped salad

with fresh radish & pomegranate

Quail stuffed

with cherry, pistachio & cous cous

Serpentine cake

Spring Herbs

Spring is upon us so that calls for freshly picked garden herbs and dishes with fresher and brighter flavours - and, of course, excellent wines to match.

Fritto misto

with tempura herbs & fennel salt

Wild weed pie

Barbecued snapper


Herb pappardelle

with sage, burnt butter, roasted pumpkin & goat's curd

Bistecca Fiorentina

with salsa verde

Spanner crab & soft herb omelette

with miso butter

Bistro Fare

These French bistro recipes are rich and flavoursome and are sure to leave your friends and family satisfied.

Grilled steak

with Paris butter and frites

Duck liver parfait

with baguette and spiced cherries

Radish with French butter and salt & oysters mignonette

Roasted goat's cheese and frisée salad en croute with speck lardons

Tarragon spatchcock

with rice soubise

Spiced shiraz plum tarte Tatin

Master Pasta

Take the plunge and make your pasta from scratch. It's worth it in the end, especially when cooked alongside delicious proteins and sauces, and paired with the perfect wine.

Basic pasta dough

Scampi tagliatelle

Slow-cooked brisket

with silken hankies

Zucchini, chickpea & spinach busiati pasta


Roasted chicken


Roasted tomato & burrata carbonara

Baked gnocchi

with burrata and warm eschalot vinaigrette

Super Salads

A feast for the eyes, you'll be wonderfully surprised by these delightful dishes of colour and texture, each brimming with diverse and delicious flavours from far and wide.

Warm salad

of roast cauliflower, labneh, olives and almonds

Heirloom tomatoes

with burrata and warm eschalot vinaigrette

Slow cooked lamb

With freekeh tabbouleh, feta and pomegranate

Marinated pork skewers

With crispy noodle, cucumber and green mango

Crab and celeriac remoulade

with burnt tarragon butter

Chilled salmon tataki bowl

With pickles and shichimi togarashi

Catalan Feast

Celebratory occasion or not, there's nothing quite like a culinary get-together with seafood in the crowd-pleasing Catalan style.


with squid, prawns, mussels and saffron allioli

Pa amb tomàquet


with patatas bravas

Tuna empanadas

with herb salsa


with romesco sauce

Crema catalana

Christmas Pavlova

Spring Chicken

These French bistro recipes are rich and flavoursome and are sure to leave your friends and family satisfied.

Roast chicken

with spring veg and herbs

Chicken Caesar Salad

Fried chicken

with jerk sauce and corn & carrot salads

Chicken, vegetable and bean soup

with salsa verde

Poulet au vinaigre

Hainanese chicken rice