Comedian, author and artist Barry Humphries, manager of Mega Star Dame Edna Everage, who lives in London talks about his visits back to Oz:
"I go straight to Machiavelli in Clarence
Street in [Sydney], where I feel instantly at home. There, I have a
restorative chicken consommé with parmesan and basil leaves,
followed by a langoustine (the best in the world) or a minute steak
on a bed of rocket, garlic and tomatoes. With a zabaglione for
dessert I am totally restored. Alternatively, I fly to Mildura on
the Murray River to Stefano De Pieri's incomparable restaurant at
the Brewery, for Murray cod,
perfect pasta or whatever delectable meal Stefano places before me.
This has to be one of Australia's greatest restaurants."
OK, it is an exclusive but not the Shuttle's. Barry Humphries was talking to journalist Naomi Chrisoulakis for the superb Aussie magazine Gourmet Traveller.
Naomi interviewed a number of famous ex-pats like Catherine Martin and make-up expert Napoleon Perdis about what they miss about their home country while living abroad. Read the full story here.
Pictured is Barry with his son Oscar at the recent Sydney launch for Oscar's new magazine The Art Book.