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Margaret River Gourmet Escape


Tickets to the Margaret River Gourmet Escape will be available for purchase from Thursday 16th August 2012.

The Margaret River Gourmet Escape's world-class line up of Heston Blumenthal and René Redzepi has been bolstered with new additions to the event launch announcement with more chefs to be announced soon. Acclaimed Australian chefs Neil Perry, Tetsuya Wakuda and Peter Gilmore will collaborate on a menu to honour Heston; the Gourmet Village will feature global talent, local food and wine experts including 2 Michelin star chef Sat Bains; Matt Moran and Matt Stone will have sand between their toes for beachside dining; international star AA Gill and George Calombaris share their culinary expertise at a Leeuwin Estate dinner; whilst Master of Wine Lisa Perotti-Brown and Nick Stock elevate the wine critiquing in the Gourmet Traveller WINE Theatre.

Tickets to festival events will be available from 16th August including the coveted Heston Icon Dinner at Voyager Estate. This Hero Award event will see an exclusive collaboration by Australia's three leading chefs, Peter Gilmore from Quay, Neil Perry from Rockpool and Tetsuya Wakuda from Tetsuya's. The Margaret River Gourmet Escape in its inaugural year is honouring Heston for his creative and gastronomic contribution to the industry. Guests will delight in this star studded affair sharing their superior dining experience with the honoured guest. Tickets are limited for this truly one off event.

The Margaret River Gourmet Escape is profiled through unique events involving our star studded line-up. The heart of the festival is the Gourmet Village open over the weekend and set in the iconic Leeuwin Estate. The aforementioned globally acclaimed chefs in addition to 20 other Australian food and wine stars will appear here across the weekend in locally themed demonstrations, Q&A's, panel discussions and masterclasses such as Breville's Test Kitchen.

The Gourmet Village will be a vibrant hub with over 100 Western Australian premium exhibitors, local vineyards, gourmet producers and pop up restaurants ready to tantalize the tastebuds of the food and wine loving visitors. In one idyllic setting visitors can 'meet the maker' and be entertained by the region's food and wine experts.

Adding to the Gourmet Village experience, there are a host of Satellite Events offering ticket options so visitors can craft their own culinary adventure. Event menus will highlight the exquisite flavours of the local produce with creative and passionate interpretations by the hosting celebrity chefs and wine connoisseurs.

A never before seen Gourmet Beach BBQ will take place at Smiths Beach in a truly unique venue set to capture guests' imagination in this stunning landscape. Favourite Australian chefs including Matt Moran and Matt Stone are just two celebrities in an exciting line up to make guest appearances here. This unique experience will reflect the laid back sophistication of the South West region.

Leeuwin Estate Winery Restaurant is thrilled to present an intimate dinner affair with international guest AA Gill and George Calombaris.

Attracting true appreciators of wine to the festival is our international guest Master of Wine Lisa Perotti-Brown and Australian based wine guru Nick Stock. Sharing their taste for Margaret River Region and Western Australian wines they will host masterclasses at the Gourmet Traveller Wine Theatre in the Gourmet Village.

The Margaret River Gourmet Escape is an extraordinary festival of food and wine. Held in the Margaret River Wine Region, Western Australia from 22-25 November 2012, visitors will indulge in a culinary adventure celebrating the best of Western Australia.


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