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Gourmet Escape Margaret River


Join Heston Blumenthal, Rick Stein, Peter Gilmore and more culinary superstars at this year’s Gourmet Escape.  The festival line up was revealed this week offering more events, new event formats and more choices across the three-day festival from 21-23 November 2014.

Foodies who attended last year’s event and were disappointed Blumenthal didn’t plate up a single morsel, although he did several Q&A’s will be salivating to hear he and his three Michelin star Fat Duck head chef Jonny Lake will be serving the restaurant’s famed “Botrytis Cinerea” dessert at Voyager Estate.

At the heart of the Margaret River Gourmet Escape is the Gourmet Village. With a buzzing village atmosphere it’s the perfect opportunity to taste some culinary delights & premium wine tasting. Hosted at Leeuwin Estate Winery with cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, masterclasses & foodie panel discussions. 


Our picks of the festival include:

Gourmet Beach BBQs

Date & time: various

Price: $175 for lunch, $200 for dinner

Enjoy the ultimate beach pop-up restaurant in style under tee pees on an idyllic Western Australia beach. Sample the region’s best culinary delights matched with some of the finest regional wines.

Dinner at Vasse Felix

Date: Friday 21 November

Price: $350

A once in a lifetime experience to enjoy a feast by the heavyweights of the culinary world. Massimo Bottura (Osteria Franscescana, Modena Italy) Peter Gilmore (Quay, Sydney Australia) will join Aaron Carr (Vasse Felix, Margaret River Australia) present a unique culinary escape. Ticket price includes a signed copy of Massimo Bottura’s cookbook, Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef.

Cullen Wine Song Sundowner

Date: Friday 21 November

Price: $50

In tune with Cullen’s organic philosophies, enjoy Cullen wines, canapés and songs by local artists on the Cullen verandah at this fun music and wine event.

Tickets for all events go on sale Thursday 17 July through Ticketek

Margaret River accommodation will sell out, so be quick and book online with instant confirmation and no booking or credit card fees at 

Image credit: Australian Traveller

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