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Paint and Sip

Le Festival Brisbane French Festival painting masterclasses

Paint, Sip and Create!

Create your own watercolour masterpiece to take home in this two-hour painting workshop with Marcel Desbiens of Brisbane Painting Classes, no experience required!

During the session, you’ll have the opportunity to experiment with watercolour paints in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere while creating your own unique French-themed framed artwork to take home with you.

Marcel will guide you with a demonstration of painting in watercolour and provide a selection of different subjects to paint on the night. You can follow a template to get you started or you can be as creative as you wish!

This class is suitable for anyone who wants to have fun experimenting with watercolours. If you’ve never painted before, this is the perfect relaxing opportunity to give it a try.

Saturday 6 July 2019

7:00pm to 9:00pm
From $55.25
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Republic Hire Masterclasses
(Behind The Wheel of Brisbane)

South Bank

 

Marcel Desbiens founded Brisbane Painting Classes in 2005, after discovering considerable interest in his unique oil painting methods, developed through decades of study of the techniques of the Old Masters, such as Caravaggio, Rubens and Rembrandt.

Marcel’s belief that anyone can paint, given appropriate instructions on the right tools, skills and techniques, led him to develop a series of classes in oil painting, from the foundations for absolute beginners, through to advanced techniques for those wanting to extend their skills and experience.

Over the years, these oil painting classes grew and Brisbane Painting Classes expanded to include an increasing variety of classes in different mediums, with a number of award-winning artists delivering classes and workshops at the studio.

Marcel’s passion for painting and his enormous in-depth knowledge for the medium of oil are clearly visible in his teaching and ongoing dedication to his own art.

 

    • Date Saturday 6 July 2019
    • Time 7:00pm to 9:00pm
    • Duration 2 hours
    • Location Hire Republic Masterclasses Pavilion, South Bank Forecourt, (next to the Brisbane Wheel)
    • Ticket from $55.25
    • Presented By Marcel Desbiens
    • Class Capacity 30

Class Includes:

    • 2 hour watercolour painting class
    • Expert demonstration and guidance on watercolour painting
    • Nibbles and drinks to accompany
    • Your very own framed watercolour masterpiece to take home.

Notes:

  • 18y+ only
  • ID required

All sales are final - no shows will be charged the full amount without refund
All Masterclasses tickets include free entry Le Festival ticket for the day of the Masterclass

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Epic Truffle Masterclass with Le Cordon Bleu and The Truffle Man

Le Festival Brisbane French Festival food the truffle man

Epic Truffle Masterclass - Cooking Demonstration

Experience the earthy and indulgent flavours of truffles with award-winning chef Tom Milligan of Le Cordon Bleu Australia and Amanda Reboul of Brisbane’s fine food and wines retailer, The Truffle Man.

Let Amanda guide you through the fascinating history of this delicacy, while Tom demonstrates three mouth-watering dishes: Black truffle, celeriac and pearl barley risotto; Black truffle chawanmushi, shiitake, bonito; and Black truffle and wild mushroom bouchees, pecorino snow.

Utilising techniques and ingredients available to the discerning home chef, this cooking demonstration is the perfect opportunity to uncover delicious new recipes to your repertoire.

Saturday 6 July 2019

1pm to 2pm
From $51
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Hire Republic Masterclasses
(Behind The Wheel of Brisbane)

South Bank

 

Tom was born and raised in England, and trained at the prestigious Ritz Hotel Piccadilly London.

He has had a global career working as Executive Chef in many of the world’s prestigious hotels and restaurants.

Arriving in South Australia as Executive Sous Chef at the Hyatt Adelaide Tom collaborated with renowned chefs Maggie Beer, Cheong Liew and Urs Inauen to win the prestigious Seppelt Menu of the Year competition.

After this accolade, Tom went on to represent Australia in the World Cup of Cuisine – known as The Bocuse D’Or – and is now the current President of the Australian Bocuse D’Or Academy.

As the Culinary Arts Technical Director of Le Cordon Bleu Australia, Tom takes great pleasure in sharing his passion, skills and knowledge with the next generation of professional chefs.

 

The Truffle Man is a small family run business co-founded by Philippe and Amanda Reboul after relocating to Brisbane from France in 2006.

With a passion for gourmet foods and wines, they aim to bring the very best quality fine food and hard to source boutique wines and champagnes to the Australian public.

Also known as the Bubble Diva, Amanda also loves to write about her passion for champagne in her blog - Tasting the Stars.

 

    • Date Saturday 6 July 2019
    • Time 1pm to 2pm
    • Duration 60 Minutes
    • Location Masterclass Pavilion, South Bank Forecourt, (next to the Brisbane Wheel)
    • Ticket from $51
    • Presented By Tom Milligan and Amanda Reboul
    • Class Capacity 30

Class Includes:

    • 60 minute demonstration by Tom Milligan and Amanda Reboul
    • Tastings of three truffle-based dishes
    • A glass of wine to accompany
    • Recipe card
    • Merchandise gift from Le Cordon Bleu Australia.

Notes:

  • 18y+ only
  • ID required

All sales are final - no shows will be charged the full amount without refund
Schedule subject to change
All Masterclasses tickets include free entry Le Festival ticket for the day of the Masterclass

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Sensational Wines of South West France

Wine Tasting Masterclass Back by Popular Demand!

Discover the secret wines produced in the south west of France including the famous Bordeaux region. Craig Underhill from DiscoverVin will take you on a journey to discover great value wines that the French seem to be keeping to themselves! You will savour the exceptional wines of this region as we take a quick tour of the white wines of Bergerac and Jurançon and the red wines of Bergerac, Madiran, Saint Mont and Cahors. Learn about the indigenous grape varieties grown in these ancient wine regions and find a new favourite wine.

Saturday 6 July 2019

4:30pm to 5:30pm
From $72.25

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Sunday 7 July 2019

4:00pm to 5:00pm
From $72.25

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Hire Republic Masterclasses
(Behind The Wheel of Brisbane)

South Bank

 

DiscoverVin was launched in 2009. Founded by Craig and Helen Underhill and Mary Harrington. After an extended sabbatical living and travelling through France they returned to Australia and decided to share some of their wine discoveries with Australian consumers. DiscoverVin focuses on wines that offer authentic French flavour and impressive quality, together with value for money. They have sought some of the best and most typical wines from areas known predominately to French connoisseurs such as Jurançon, Madiran and Cahors. Many of their wines are from independent producers and have travelled little outside of France. Several have converted or are converting to organic and/or biodynamic practices. Craig is passionate about the wines of this fascinating part of France.

    • Date Saturday 6 July 2019  Time 4:30pm to 5:30pm
    • Date Sunday 7 July 2019  Time 4pm to 5pm
    • Duration 60 Minutes
    • Location Masterclass Pavilion, South Bank Forecourt (next to the Brisbane Wheel)
    • Ticket from $72.25
    • Presented By Craig Underhill
    • Class Capacity 30

Class Includes:

    • 60 minute talk by French wine expert, Craig Underhill
    • Tastings of 7 types of French wine
    • Tasting notes
    • Nibbles to accompany.

Notes:

  • 18y+ only
  • ID required

All sales are final - no shows will be charged the full amount without refund
Schedule subject to change
All Masterclasses tickets include free entry Le Festival ticket for the day of the Masterclass

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Canard-Duchêne Champagne Masterclass and Tasting

An Unforgettable Champagne Tasting Experience

Discover exquisite French Champagne with an unforgettable tasting experience hosted by Amanda Reboul, finalist in the Professional Division of the prestigious Vin de Champagne Awards in Australia (2014). Amanda will guide you through five cuvées from the prestigious Champagne house of Canard-Duchêne.

Saturday 6 July 2019

11:15am to 12:15pm
From $89.25

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Sunday 7 July 2019

10:45am to 11:45am
From $89.25
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Hire Republic Masterclasses
(Behind The Wheel of Brisbane)

Russell Street, South Bank

 

 

Amanda Reboul lived for many years in France where she developed an interest in wine and champagne with her French husband. Her understanding of wine making was enhanced by regular visits to winemakers in the Loire Valley, Burgundy, the Rhône Valley, Languedoc-Roussillon and Champagne (for which she has a particular passion). Countless tastings over the years have also served to develop her palate. During her time in France, Amanda became inducted as a ‘Chevalier-Sabreur’ (sabering knight) with the Confrerie du Sabre d’Or, an association founded to promote the enjoyment of drinking champagne with the art of sabrage.

In 2016, Amanda established Australia’s first Champagne Festival, Effervescence, to provide a real Champagne experience to champagne enthusiasts without the need to travel to France. She also runs regular champagne tasting events, including masterclasses, lunches, dinners, and leads a much sort after tour to the Champagne region in October each year.

Amanda is currently completing her WSET Level 3 qualification - an international qualification in Wine and Spirits Education.

    • Date Saturday 6 July 2019  Time 11:15am to 12:15pm
    • Date Sunday 7 July 2019  Time 10:45am to 11:45am
    • Duration 60 Minutes
    • Location Masterclass Pavilion, South Bank Forecourt (next to the Brisbane Wheel)
    • Ticket from $89.25
    • Presented By Amanda Reboul
    • Class Capacity 30

Class Includes:

    • 60 minute tasting talk by Amanda Reboul
    • Tastings of 5 Champagnes from Canard-Duchêne.
    • Nibbles to accompany.

Notes:

  • 18y+ only
  • ID required

All sales are final - no shows will be charged the full amount without refund
Schedule subject to change
All Masterclasses tickets include free entry Le Festival ticket for the day of the Masterclass

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The Ultimate Cheese 101

A Cheese Tasting Masterclass by Le Fromage Yard

Calling all French cheese lovers! Whether you are a Roquefort expert or a Comte rookie, Cheese 101 is the place to be.

Let Pierre Lantourne of Le Fromage Yard guide you through a tasting of six fine and prestigious French cheeses, from fresh to delicious blue vein and everything in between. You will leave armed with the knowledge you need to approach even the most daunting of cheese counters and create a perfect cheese course of your own. Each of these incredible cheeses has a story and we will explore each one.

Saturday 6 July 2019

2:45pm to 3:45pm
From $55.25

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Sunday 7 July 2019

2:15pm to 3:15pm
From $55.25
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Hire Republic Masterclasses
(Behind The Wheel of Brisbane)

South Bank

 

Pierre Lantourne of Le Fromage Yard specialises in bringing high quality French cheeses to Australian consumers online and in markets across Brisbane.

Inspired by his native knowledge of French cheese , Pierre established Le Fromage Yard in 2015 with co-director Stephanie Stevenson. They celebrate the unique and delicious taste of cheeses from the different regions and traditions of France, stocking over 40 lines of cheese, including goat, sheep and cow's milk. While French cheese remains closest to their hearts, Le Fromage Yard  also sources a variety of the finest cheeses from elsewhere in Europe and Australia.

    • Date Saturday 6 July 2019  Time 2:45pm to 3:45pm
    • Date Sunday 7 July 2019  Time 2:15pm to 3:15pm
    • Duration 60 Minutes
    • Location Masterclass Pavilion, South Bank Forecourt (next to the Brisbane Wheel)
    • Ticket from $55.25
    • Presented By Pierre Lantourne from Le Fromage Yard
    • Class Capacity 30

Class Includes:

    • 60 minute French cheese tasting talk
    • Tastings of six sensational cheeses with baguette
    • A glass of wine to accompany.

Notes:

  • 18y+ only
  • ID required

All sales are final - no shows will be charged the full amount without refund
All Masterclasses tickets include free entry Le Festival ticket for the day of the Masterclass

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Le Festival - Brisbane French Festival Entertainment Ben Noir

Ben Noir

Le Festival - Brisbane French Festival Entertainment Ben Noir

Ben Noir caught an early break as a Featured Acrobat in Baz Luhmann’s Moulin Rouge. In his off-screen life, he subsequently moved to Paris, worked his way from street performance, via a plethora of obstacles, to some of the most (in)famous cabaret and burlesque stages in the world. He teams up with comedic accordionist Paolo Campanari Brancondi and the fabulous Du Barry Dancers, to present Ben Noir: A French Cabaret.

Ben dazzled our embassy guests with his fabulously flamboyant show, capturing the best of Australia’s humour, colour and talent. Ben was inspired by France and the French love him back. With his stunning flute-like vocals and his ability to sing Non Je Ne Regrette Rien while maintaining a perfect handstand, this is a cabaret show like no other!

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Le Festival Brisbane French Festival entertainment Tyssia

Tyssia

Le Festival Brisbane French Festival entertainment Tyssia

Tyssia, a New Caledonian singer and songwriter, creates a folk music mixed with a touch of powerful pop, in a multicultural spirit. Since 1999 she sings on stage in French and Futuna, her Polynesian mother tongue.
Discovered during the Femmes Funk Festival in New Caledonia, she started her career in Noumea and arrived first in the music competition Neuf Semaines et un Jour organised by the France Ô TV channel. This was her ticket to the famous Francofolies Festival in La Rochelle, France.
The New Caledonian singer is known for the quality of her lyrics with universal messages, her flexibility and her assertiveness on stage.

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Le Festival Brisbane French Festival entertainment Julia Paul

Julia Paul

Le Festival Brisbane French Festival entertainment Julia Paul

The band Julia Paul is the combination of three stories, three different music conceptions, three decades: Julia Paul, Johan Cazalas and David Le Roy. As soon as the trio got together in early 2015, things started to take off. "Falling in love" was the first song they entirely arranged together. In 2016, the singer Julia Paul easily won the Music Explorer contest on France O TV Channel. After earning her place in The Voice France's 6th edition, she left the show a few steps away from the final. From her solo experience in France she gained much knowledge which nurtured her music and consolidated the band's electronic tendencies and its desire to play all the instrumentation live, with no pre-recorded electronic sequences.

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