The Western Australia Gourmet Escape has become one of the most anticipated events in WA. This year, the Margaret River portion of the event will take place on the 15th-17th of November.

Over the past seven years, Margaret River has seen several familiar faces from the culinary world. From Marco Pierre White to Curtis Stone to Heston Blumenthal, these pros visited to showcase the finest wines and craft beers that the region is truly proud of. Displays of local produce and how they could be prepared were also highlighted during the festival.

The Once-a-Year Chance

The once a year chance

The Margaret River Gourmet Escape only happens once a year. You cannot miss the opportunity to feast on some of the finest dining options prepared by none other than the culinary masters themselves. It is the best way to eat and sip wine.

You can party your way through different casual events, along with two unique treats: the Westpac Gourmet Beach BBQ and the Gourmet Village, which will be held at the Leeuwin Estate.

An Extraordinary Festival

The Western Australia Gourmet Escape smartly combines great food and drink with breathtaking scenery. The Gourmet Escape is a ten-day event filled with great adventures of food and wine. It will take place across three of the most renowned regions in the whole state.

The festival begins in Swan Valley on November 8th and will extend to Perth. To end big, it will make its way to the Margaret River region for the final days. It allows the participants to enjoy the best of the best when it comes to produce and wine in Western Australia. Plus, you will get to relish these treats with the celebrated culinary talents from Australia and other parts of the world.


What to Expect

The Gourmet Escape weekend in Margaret River is a must-do experience for anyone that loves food and wine. Some of the highlights include:

What to Expect from the Margaret River Gourmet Escape
  • Lake House Meets Wills Domain: On the 15th of November, this event lets you meet the two champions in cooking, Alla Wolf-Tasker and Seth James, representing Lake House Daylesford and Wills Domain respectively. They will collaborate to serve guests with a memorable dinner in an area that overlooks the vines.
  • Into the New Africa: This two-part event will feature foraging while respecting the land. A South African Chef will prepare a personal dinner together with the help of Paul Iskov. The second part of the event will be held the next night on Saturday, the 16th of November. Two nomadic chefs come together to present the marriage of cross-continent dining using wild ingredients.
  • Westpac Gourmet Beach BBQ: Nothing can beat getting served with food prepared by Australian and WA chefs. International guests from the culinary world will be around as well. These pros will give you the dining experience you will never forget. Plus, it is by the waterside, which is truly a unique encounter that you do not want to miss.
  • Mark Best on the Ocean Dream: Australians love Chef Mark Best. Get into an unforgettable luxury cruise that will be on the one-of-a-kind Geographe Bay. Get onboard the “Ocean Dream” while enjoying some of Best’s special cooking.
  • Dining by Twilight: Held at the Secret Garden of Margaret River, Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy in New York will prepare delectable food with WA chef George Cooper. It is the perfect event for vegetarians. Most of the ingredients will come from Cooper’s farm.
  • Mission Chinese X Chow’s Table: Gage Roads Brewing Co. will sponsor the event, bringing together Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese and Malcolm Chow. It is certainly an experience you do not want to miss, especially if you are looking forward to Chinese cuisine.

Event Details

The event starts on the 15th of November at 9am and ends on the 17th at 8pm.

Arrive in style by letting Erceg Aviation take you to this event. Fly safely and comfortably to the Margaret River Gourmet Escape while savouring the beautiful South West region from the skies. Once you’re there, why not travel around the area in a Cadillac limo.

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