Saturday, 24 May 2008

Masterclass Weekend

The program for the Brisbane Masterclass Weekend is out now. You can find it here.

Presenters this year include Herve Augustin (Ayala champagne), Mark Best (Marque, Sydney), Brett Graham (The Ledbury, London), Michel Richard (Citronelle, USA), George Calombaris (Press Club, Melbourne), Frank Camorra (MoVida, Melbourne), Paolo de Marchi (Isola e Olena, Italy), James Halliday, Julie Leflaive (Olivier Leflaive Freres, France), Bruno Loubet, Sandro Mosele (Kooyong winery), Luke Nguyen (Red Lantern, Sydney), Xavier Pellicer (Restaurant Albac, Spain) and Thomas Schnetzler (Lindt).

There are 20 sessions each day, so there is plenty of variety. The pick of the sessions as far as I'm concerned are James Halliday's Dr Loosen riesling class, Julie Leflaive's "La Belle Burgundy" (watch out for the $85 surcharge on that one), Paolo de Marchi, Rollo Crittenden & Stefano Manfredi's "A Moveable Italian Feast", Thomas Schnetzler & Dean Merlo's "A Blissful Marriage" (of chocolate & coffee) and Luke Nguyen's Vietnamese "Stimulating the Senses".

Get in quickly, because I reckon some of the sessions will sell out pretty quickly. It's not exactly cheap though - a one day ticket is $350, or its $595 for two days. Your ticket includes morning & afternoon tea, lunch and tastings in all the sessions. There is plenty more information on the website, so start saving up your pennies now.

Masterclass Weekend
26 & 27 July 2008
Hilton Hotel
190 Elizabeth Street
Brisbane 4000
P - 07 3231 3239
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