Margaret River Gourmet Escape

Take a scenic 3-hour drive from Perth to the Margaret River Gourmet Escape from 15 - 18th November 2018 in the foodie’s paradise region of Western Australia. This event is a unique opportunity to discover wondrous produce, taste world-renowned wines, meet internationally celebrated chefs, and sample delights from local food producers and winemakers amongst the extraordinary natural beauty of the Margaret River region.

Event highlights

Each year in November some of the biggest names in the culinary world come to Margaret River to help showcase the region’s fine wines, craft beers and amazing local produce. This once-a-year chance to feast, sip and party your way through an array of fine dining and casual events features all the old favourites, including the Gourmet Beach Barbecue and the Gourmet Village at Leeuwin Estate. Tickets will be available soon and sell out fast to some of the annual top events so book your flights and we will let you know soon when the tickets become available.

There are also a whole range of exciting new events, designed to help inspire you with great food, fabulous wine and exceptional cooking as you explore this beautiful region.

Come to Margaret River Gourmet Escape. You may never be the same again.

Explore The Margaret River region

Make the most of your visit, go on a roadtrip and explore the region. Take a self drive from Perth to Margaret River and experience the beauty of nature and the stunning coastal towns at your own pace.

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Gourmet Beach BBQ

Celebrating fantastic local produce and booze with none of the pretentious hoo-ha is what sandgropers do best. Last year’s sell-out Audi Gourmet Beach BBQ tells us that you agree, so this year we’ve added an extra session on the Thursday evening to help you get your Gourmet Escape groove on a day early. We’ve also introduced a new VIP package for those wanting their own private dining space.
Five inspirational chefs will be behind the grill to delight and excite you with their take on continental fare: Curtis Stone, Rick Stein, Peter Kuruvita, Josh Niland and Shane Delia.

Your lunch or dinner session includes privileged access to Castle Rock Beach, cocktail and canapés on arrival, free-flowing beer and wine and – last but not least – a feast of help-yourself gourmet BBQ delights.
Dance the night – or day – away to our live band as you soak up the laid-back beach vibe of this strikingly beautiful A Class Reserve within the Meelup Regional Park.

Feast in the Forest

Join renowned Canadian chef and heatseeker Roger Mooking (host of Food Network’s “Man Fire Food”) at The Safari Club, a rustic barn surrounded by pristine Marri and Jarrah forest.
It’s a magical spot for our bunch of prestigious chefs to do what they do best – celebrate wood, flame, smoke and cooking the way it’s been done for centuries.
This year’s meat-mad maestros include Argentinian-inspired rockabillies Elvis Abrahanowicz and Ben Milgate (Porteño, Sydney), Canadian hunter-gatherer Michael Hunter (Antler Kitchen & Bar, Canada) and award-winning Adelaide forager Duncan Welgemoed, known for his contemporary South African style (Africola, Adelaide).

The Official Gourmet Escape Closing Party

Time to un-wine-d! After a huge 4 days of gourmet adventures, join us at The Official Closing Party to celebrate the end of another awesome Gourmet Escape.
Watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean as you enjoy a cocktail especially created for the closing party by new wave mixologist Vijay Mudaliar, owner of Singapore’s most imaginative cocktail bar, Native and winner of the Most Creative Cocktail Bar at The Bar Awards Singapore 2017. Vijay’s particular passion is incorporating native ingredients into his creations, and you can expect some interesting WA native and foraged ingredients in the mix.

Gourmet Village

Located in the immaculately-kept grounds of Leeuwin Estate Winery, The Gourmet Village lies at the heart of what makes Gourmet Escape such a compelling event for food and wine lovers alike.
Over the weekend of Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November (11am-6pm), Leeuwin Estate will echo to the sound of festival-goers having a damned fine time.
It’s where our visiting chefs come to discover Margaret River’s famed local produce and wine, and it’s where the best of the State’s food professionals and producers showcase what makes Western Australia such an awesome place to eat and drink.

The Great Soiree at Fraser Gallop Estate

We’re beyond delighted that Nigel and Dorothy Gallop have once again agreed to open the doors of their private Georgian mansion and grounds to guests of Gourmet Escape.
This year’s exclusive soirée promises to be a very special event, filled with elegance and magic. Playful live entertainment, pop-up surprises (ssh – we can’t tell you about them yet) and the rare opportunity to visit this fabulously grand home will make it an evening to remember.
As the golden sun sinks into the west, admire the impeccably manicured gardens, Renaissance-style parterre terraces and beautiful lake as you sip on a range of Fraser Gallop Estate’s multi award-winning Bordeaux-style wines.

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