Masterful weekend

Brisbane’s Masterclass Weekend (July 26 &27) was launched last night and what a weekend it’s shaping up to be. The main problem is going to be choosing which sessions to attend – I’ve already got three full days of ‘can’t miss’ opportunities and it’s only a two day program. How to decide between Mark Best (Marque, Sydney) talking about truffles, George Calombaris and Andrew Phillpot (The Press Club, Melbourne) sharing the soul, elegance and substance of Greek food and William Wood (Careme Pastry) giving tips on how to impress your guests with his artisan puff and shortcrust pastry.

Congratulations to culinary maestro Alison Alexander and her committee who have assembled a topical program with a great team of presenters drawn from around the world.

Now back to the programme - Captain Crunch or the ultimate combination – coffee and chocolate? Spanish or French? Stimulating the senses or Catch of the day? Thank goodness there are two days to fill!