Thanks to overwhelming ticket sales, a selection of tasty new events have been added to this year’s Margaret River Gourmet Escape making it the largest and most diverse program in the Festival’s history.
Plenty of new events have been added to the festival calendar with highlights including Joost Bakker and chef Matt Stone (Oakridge Wines, Yarra Valley) who will reunite for a waste-free dinner, bringing Melbourne’s sustainable Brothl back to life for one night only; pop up restaurant, Fervor will debut for a truly unique and unforgettable dinner in the Boranup Forest; and a long lunch amongst the wine barrels at Devil’s Lair prepared by Lamont’s with matched wines. For those looking for a luxurious long lunch, No. 23 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List, Vladimir Mukhin (White Rabbit, Moscow) and George Cooper from Food by the Chef have been given exclusive access to one of the South West’s most prestigious private gardens, Margaret River’s Secret Garden, and will create an amazing lunch for guests.
New faces to the festival include Jo Barrett (Oakridge Wines, Yarra Valley) and Heath Townsend (Wise Vineyard Restaurant) who will join Chris Salans (Mozaic, Bali) and Matt Stone (Oakridge Wines, Yarra Valley) at the Wise Wine Restaurant for a collaborative Farm, Forage, Graze long lunch celebrating local foraged ingredients matched to wines from the Wise vineyard.
Packed with events, wine tastings, masterclasses, Q&As, cooking demonstrations in the Miele Chef’s Theatre and conversations with international and renowned culinary legends, the buzzing Gourmet Village located in the grounds of Leeuwin Estate will be the center of the action, taking over the region throughout Margaret River Gourmet Escape.
There are still limited tickets available to other exciting events including An Audience With Marco Pierre White presented by Miele at Voyager Estate, Battle of the Breweries at The Common at Margaret’s Beach Resort, Brunch with the Best at Voyager Estate and An International Cabernet Celebration at Cape Mentelle with international chef, David Thompson.
The line-up of new events will go on sale Tuesday 15th September at 2pm AWST. To see the full program, visit www.gourmetescape.com.au. For more information on holidaying in Western Australia, visit www.westernaustralia.com