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Margaret River Gourmet Escape 2017

Even people who have never visited Western Australia have heard of Margaret River, one of Australia's premier wine regions on the south-west corner of the state.

In recent years, the Margaret River Gourmet Escape presented by Audi has put the place indelibly on every food and wine-lover's calendar. In 2017 it returns with an additional day added to the programme to celebrate the famed wine region’s 50th anniversary from Thursday 16 – Sunday 19 November.

Time to start planning your perfect Gourmet Escape

What can visitors expect? 

VIE International Culinary Star Kris Yenbamroong will be travelling all the way from Los Angeles to this years Margaret River Gourmet Escape presented by Audi. His incredible journey has transitioned from growing up in his family owned restaurant, Talesai with no culinary training to now being the head chef at NIGHT + MARKET restaurant which was recently named  the 24th best restaurant in the Los Angeles Times.

His aim to make the most delicious and authentic Thai food to facilitate drinking and fun-having amongst friends makes him the perfect chef to cook alongside David Thompson & Heath Townsend at Some Like It Hot: Thai Banquet at Wise Winery on Sunday 19th November at 12:00pm. 

After welcome drinks on the balcony, the team will be preparing a sumptuous long table feast of mod-Thai favourites. Local craft beer and Wise wines, made under the direction of award-winning winemaker Larry Cherubino, will accompany your meal. 

The Gourmet Escape programme is also full of incredible experiences and collaborations; from cruising across Geographe Bay at the Nautical Feast aboard Kimberley Quest II; feasting on a Latin American collaboration between Alex Atala and Porteno at Argentina to Amazon at Larry Cherubino; and hitting new heights on The High Life with Paul Iskov, this is one Gourmet Escape you don’t want to miss. 

With favourite events such as Feast in the Forest and SunsetBeats & Bites returning to the programme, there are plenty of foodie experiences to indulge in, and get stuck into! 

This year’s line-up will see many fresh faces travelling from all corners of the globe including the worlds most renowned wine critic, Jancis Robinson OBE MW, as well as a special appearance from Australian favourite Curtis Stone who will officially open the festival at the Audi Gourmet Beach BBQ on Thursday evening. Pierre Koffmann (La Tante Claire, London), Luke Nguyen (Red Lantern, Sydney) and Asia’s best female chef May Chow (Little Bao, Hong Kong) will also join us, plus we welcome back Alex Atala, Rick Stein, Dan Hong, Andre Chiang #14 on the World's 50 Best and local favourite Matt Stone!

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