Cook with Bruno

Former Australian restaurateur and French Chef Bruno Loubet who currently calls London home, has scheduled a brief culinary pit stop on the Sunshine Coast during his upcoming trip back to OZ.

Freestyle Escape on the Sunshine Coast will host a French cooking class and long lunch showcasing some of Loubet’s favourite dishes. The unique experience is an all day affair on Wednesday July 28 starting at 9.30am and includes a Freestyle Escape apron, cowboy hat (to get into the spirit), hands-on cooking class, wine and lunch for $295 per person.

Bruno has only recently returned to London after enjoying eight years based in Australia as a Chef/Restaurateur. During his time in Australia he owned Bruno’s Tables (Brisbane) and was at the helm of Berardo’s (Noosa) and most recently, Baguette Bistrot (Brisbane).

Chef Loubet has two published cookbooks to his name; Cuisine Courante and Bistrot Bruno, and also has television appearances including his own 13-part series Chez Bruno, and stints on BBC’s Hot Chefs, Junior Masterchef and Australia’s The Great South East. Bruno was also a regular food columnist for Brisbane News as their resident chef.

Freestyle Escape on the Sunshine Coast hinterland, the location of the French long lunch & cooking class is owned by fellow Chef/Restaurateur Martin Duncan. The unique ‘Outdoor Kitchen’ where guests will learn, prepare and dine includes a rustic wooden table setting alongside an organic orchard and herb garden with views to the coastline and Moreton Bay.

The secluded mountain location also has luxury accommodation available – two private houses including The Escape which is a contemporary deluxe three-bedroom house featuring a fully equipped kitchen, spacious open plan living with log fireplace, luxurious beds and quality linen and huge stone bathtubs. The second private house, The Arthouse is a one bedroom studio with a king size bed, ensuite and living room with open fire. The large deck with outdoor dining and day bed is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

For more information and bookings for the French Cooking Class and Long Lunch, contact Freestyle Escape. Bookings are essential. Tickets are $295 per person. Ph: (07) 3262 3077 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (07) 3262 3077      end_of_the_skype_highlighting Web: