French cuisine in Australia owes a lot to this award-winning French-born import. Trained in Paris under Michelin-starred chef Joël Robuchon before relocating to Sydney in the 90s, Guillaume has been and continues to rule the modern French cuisine scene in Australia. From his ground-breaking fine diner at Sydney's iconic Opera House, Guillaume at Bennelong to his recent more casual-but-elevated eateries, Bistro Guillaume in Sydney and Melbourne, this incredibly talented and well-loved chef delights with every plate that leaves his kitchen.

Guillaume Brahimi

So sitting down to lunch with this legend and then taking a master cooking class led by him is a foodie dream come true. Which is where the Lake House in Daylesford comes in. This luxury retreat and spa is not only known for stunning sleeping and spa-ing - but also as a mecca for lovers of gourmet food and drink, ergo they've teamed up with Guillaume for a weekend dedicated to the fine art of French cuisine.

On Saturday 27 May, Guillaume will play host to a very special lunch featuring a mouth-watering menu inspired by his take on French 'Bistronomy' matched with, of course, wine (because what French meal is complete without a glass or five?). The French 'immersion' continues on the Sunday with Guillaume and Annie Smithers of French farmhouse eatery, du Fermier presenting a master cooking class in all things French cuisine.

Autumn lunch with Guillaume on Saturday May 27 at the Lake House, Daylesford is $245pp and the cuisine masterclass on Sunday May 28 is also $245pp. To book go to: shop.lakehouse.com.au

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