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Margaret River Gourmet Escape

16 November 2017 @ 9:00 am - 19 November 2017 @ 8:00 pm


Margaret River Gourmet Escape presented by Audi returns with an additional day added to the programme to celebrate the famed wine region’s 50th anniversary from Thursday 16 – Sunday 19 November 2017.

Tickets to all events are now on sale via Ticketek – www.ticketek.com.au/gourmetescape

This year’s line-up will see many fresh faces travelling from all corners of the globe including the world’s most renowned wine critic, Jancis Robinson OBE MW, as well as a special appearance from Australian favourite Curtis Stone who will officially open the festival at the Audi Gourmet Beach BBQ on Thursday evening. Pierre Koffmann (La Tante Claire, London), Luke Nguyen (Red Lantern, Sydney) and Asia’s best female chef May Chow (Little Bao, Hong Kong) will also join us, plus we welcome back Alex Atala, Rick Stein, Dan Hong, Andre Chiang #14 on the World’s 50 Best and local favourite Matt Stone!

The World’s Best Female Chef of 2017, Ana Ros (Hiša Franko), will return to showcase the flavours of Slovenia at the World Discovery Dinner at Voyager Estate presented by Audi, alongside newly appointed executive chef, Santiago Fernandez. World-renowned wine critic, Jancis Robinson OBE, MW (UK) will lead the conversation on the evening, pouring and discussing an outstanding selection of wines from Voyager Estate and other acclaimed Margaret River wineries.

For the first time, guests will have the opportunity to experience an incredible culinary adventure by helicopter, with
WA chef, Paul Iskov. A scenic flight over Margaret River culminates in lunch made from foraged and local ingredients, prepared by Iskov and his team from Fervor. Upon landing in a secret, secluded location, guests will be greeted with a cocktail of native foraged ingredients, crafted by mixologist Vijay Mudaliar (Native, Singapore).

Fraser Gallop Estate owners, Nigel and Dorothy Gallop will once again open the doors of their private Georgian
mansion and grounds to guests of Gourmet Escape for The Great Soirée at Fraser Gallop Estate. Melbourne’s
acclaimed chef and restaurateur, Andrew McConnell will collaborate with local chef Aaron Carr to create a selection of canapés, paired with Fraser Gallop’s multi award-winning Bordeaux-style wines on the 165 acre estate in Wilyabrup.

Rising young female chef, Jo Barrett (Oakridge Wines) will join her partner, Matt Stone at the newly opened Amelia Park Winery Restaurant for a special lunch showcasing the region’s finest flavours and locally foraged ingredients. Jo and Matt will partner with the restaurant’s owners, Blair and Renee Allen for the Regional Flavours lunch.

The Gourmet Escape programme is full of incredible experiences and collaborations; from cruising across Geographe Bay at the Nautical Feast aboard Kimberley Quest II; feasting on a Latin American collaboration between Alex Atala and Porteno at Argentina to Amazon at Larry Cherubino; and hitting new heights on The High Life with Paul Iskov, this is one Gourmet Escape you don’t want to miss. With favourite events such as Feast in the Forest and Sunset, Beats & Bites returning to the programme, there are plenty of foodie experiences to indulge in, get stuck in! View the programme here.

Plan your stay

There is a high demand for accommodation in the Margaret River region over the Gourmet Escape period, so be sure to book early. As the local experts, we offer a choice of over 260 accommodation options available for all needs and budgets. Book online or get in touch via telephone on (08) 9780 5911 or email via welcome@margaretriver.com 7 days per week.

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16 November 2017 @ 9:00 am
19 November 2017 @ 8:00 pm
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