As summer finally arrives, barbecue ideas and invitations flow for New Zealands favourite entertaining style. Do your skills at the grill need a boost? Ruth Pretty reckons that a great steak is often the heart of a successful barbecue but getting it perfect can be tricky and the place to start is choosing the right steak. With more choices available than ever before, Ruths "exposition of beef" will explore the different flavours and textures of grass fed, grain fed, Angus and Wagyu beef to find the perfect steak. Naturally, there will be accompanying condiments (traditional and new) and interesting salads to complement or supplement the main course meatiness. Stylish, simple to prepare entree and dessert round out the menu and allow maximum barbecuing time. This is always one of Ruths most popular classes, ideal for men and women.