Paradise on the Sunshine Coast

August 2nd, 2010

the garden kitchen

Martin Duncan (of dessert restaurants Freestyle Tout — Emporium and West End in Brisbane) and his partner Tom have created a quite extraordinary property on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.  You can holiday up there (in a 3 bedroom or 1 bedroom house) or go up for the day for a hands-on cooking class.  You can do Desserts to Die For with Martin, or Build Your Own Wood Fired Oven, or a special Rustic Italian cooking class in November with Martin Boetz of Sydney’s Longrain fame.  Go to for the full program, and photos of one of the most beautiful spots on the earth.

Last week ex Baguette head chef Bruno Loubet swanned into Brisbane with his family … for a holiday.  He is a great teacher of cooking techniques and did a day up at Freestyle Escape.  He showed us how to cook (and we all helped chop, pick herbs and shell prawns) Beetroot Ravioli, Summer Seafood Cassoulet and Strawberry Brioche ‘tart’.  Here he is with Martin.

Strawberry brioche 'tart'

One Response to “Paradise on the Sunshine Coast”

  1. Spencer @ Moo-Lolly-Baron 17 Sep 2010 at 10:51 am

    Yes! The food there is amazing. Especially the desserts.

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