Channel Ten had it's 2011 Program Launch on Tuesday night - it was great to see a sneak peak of shows to come, catch up with some old MasterChef friends and meet some of the real celebrities!
Also after doing numerous phone interviews for MC elimination it was cool to meet some other journalists and put faces to names.
Dr. Chris Brown (aka the Bondi Vet) - what is your kryptonite? He is way too down to earth and just generally lovely - even with Alvin ribbing him about being a non-vegetarian vet.
The food at Sono Portside was really impressive for a large scale function - my stand out canapé for the evening had to be the freshly shucked oysters done three ways - raspberry, lemon and rice vinegar with grated radish was amazing. Lots of lovely croquettes, seared tuna pieces, salmon tartare, duck and cucumber rolls and sushi also kept us going.
The best part was that Alvin, Callum and Marion all flew into town for the event to join the locals - Devon, Skye and I.
Though Devon did seemed stoked with meeting Carrie Bickmore...
Some other big news for me - I've started at Brisbane News this week! I'm still freelancing for the Courier and Taste section but having lots of fun with the team at BN as well. Keep an eye out for my articles next week - including a fantastic silverbeet recipe from Jason at the Gunshop cafe.
One final plug - our kids classes are starting at James Street Cooking School!! Monday 20 September kicks off our first one after a series of trial class. If you have any little ones in your life (brother, sister, niece, nephew, son, daughter, grandkids) bring them along. The class are $75 per pair and include lunch prepared by our chefs.
So I'd love to hear - which Channel 10 celebrity would you love to meet?