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GOURMET ESCAPE

26 Sep 2017 By David Fuhrmann-Lim

Margaret River Gourmet Escape Celebrates 50 years of Wine in November 2017 with a Host of Events and Special Guests.

What happens when you turn 50? For the organisers of Margaret River Gourmet Escape, it means the party just gets bigger. And bigger. The biggest, in fact, and it’s happening from 16-19 November.

Book your flight now. Wait, there’s more!

Margaret River Gourmet Escape

The four-day food, produce and wine extravaganza will put the unparalleled bounties of Margaret River front and centre, with a record number of events taking place.

 

Margaret River Gourmet Escape

Paying homage to the region’s 50th anniversary of commercial wine production, world renowned wine critic, Jancis Robinson, OBE, MW (UK) will be in attendance at many events across the weekend, and the festival will exhibit a selection of key wine events.

 

Margaret River Gourmet Escape

Start booking for the Cape Mentelle International Cabernet Tasting and Long Lunch; the Cullen Wines 32nd International Chardonnay Tasting; plus fringe events including the ‘50 Years in the Making’ Tasting at Vasse Felix and the Leeuwin Art Series Dinner.

 

Curtis Stone Margaret River Gourmet Escape

Special guests alert! Curtis Stone (above, of acclaimed Maude & Gwen Restaurants, Los Angeles) will join over 50 of the world’s leading food and wine personalities, including chefs from the World’s Best Restaurants*, Andre Chiang (#14 Restaurant André, Singapore), Alex Atala (D.O.M., Brasil), and David Thompson (#28 Nahm, Thailand). Together, they will all head to Margaret River and collaborate with the country’s best as they showcase the region’s exceptional food and wine.

 

Margaret River Gourmet Escape

Visitors can expect some extraordinary dining collaborations; Fermoy Estate will host a dinner featuring Clayton Wells with Mejakawi (Bali); and Alex Atala (Brazil) joins forces with Porteno (Sydney) at Larry Cherubino. The festival also welcomes new venues and wineries for the first time including the newly opened Amelia Park Winery Restaurant; and Arimia Estate – who will take part in the festival to showcase their wines.

 

Also making its debut in 2017, The World’s Best Chef’s Table is an exclusive and very intimate, once in a lifetime restaurant experience nestled in the heart of the Gourmet Village. Guests can pull up a stool and savour a glass of the region’s best wine alongside some of the world’s most coveted chefs from the top 50 list as they create a dish showcasing incredible WA produce. Book now!

 

Margaret River Gourmet EscapeEvent Details
Dates: 16-19 November 2017
Tickets available through Ticketek from 12pm 28 July (AWST) – www.ticketek.com.au/gourmetescape