AUSTRALIAN dining has officially reached lofty heights — the Terrace Restaurant at The Denman, Thredbo, NSW, received Australia’s first alpine restaurant hat in the 2012 Good Food Guide awards. Executive chef Hayden Ellerton has a keen following for his finedining menu, which includes slow-cooked pork cheek with Jerusalem artichoke puree and pork crackling. The venue (open Friday to Sunday during summer) has floor-to-ceiling views to the slopes. A Coolest Summer package includes two nights’ accommodation, dinner at the Terrace and a spa treatment; from $515 a person. More: thedenman.com.au. ARMCHAIR TRAVELLER Extreme Fishing with Robson Green: You don’t need to be the least bit interested in angling to enjoy the amusing prospect of the star of Wire in the Blood battling with the sportiest denizens of the deep, from the deep south of the US to the fruitful waters around The Philippines. Today, 11.30am, LifeStyle. Grand Designs: Another series, another set of British homeowners intent on erecting lavish follies and giving their bank managers the heebiejeebies. Host Kevin McCloud is as disapproving as ever at all those big ideas, silly deadlines and slender budgets. Thursday, 8.30pm, LifeStyle.