That’s right, the ultimate foodie event is back this November and we’re giving you the chance to win tickets—including flights to Perth, accommodation in the stunning foodie’s (and wino’s) paradise that is Margaret River as well as entry to the Gourmet Village and VIP tickets to Netflix presents: A screening of Chef’s Table under the stars… Wowsers!
Now in its fifth year, Margaret River Gourmet Escape presented by Audi is renowned for bringing together a plethora of culinary superstars—think Nigella Lawson, Guy Grossi, James Halliday and Rick Stein and you’re on the right track—not to mention an abundance of top quality local produce and, of course, plenty of wine.
But where to begin? Well, no visit is complete without a trip to the Gourmet Village—the epicentre of the festival. Located in the stunning surrounds of the Leeuwin Estate Winery, the vineyard is THE place to be all weekend long if you’re hoping to rub shoulders with the foodie rockstars. We’ll definitely be hitting up some of the old faves like the Chef’s Theatre and Gourmet Greats, but we’re really excited for a couple of the new events like the Sweets & Treats Masterclasses, the Battle of the Breweries and the Wüsthof Chefs Skillery with Guy Grossi—if you haven’t seen this guy’s knife skillz you’re missing out!
Once you've had your fill at Gourmet Village, you'll want to check out the Crenn Collaboration at Wills Domain. Dominique Crenn, owner of the Michelin Star-rated Atelier Crenn, is teaming up with Wills Domain's Head Chef Seth James to create a degustation menu that can't be beaten, all matched with Wills Domain wine of course.
Another unmissable event, the Audi Gourmet Beach BBQ is a favourite every year. With gin cocktails and frosty cold brews on WA’s beautiful coastline, plus your pick of local produce cooked on the grill by some of the best chefs in Australia, it’s a beach party you just can’t miss.
We’ll also be heading to Brunch With The Best at beautiful Voyager Estate. Fill up on brunch prepared by the Voyager Estate chef’s while the likes of Joan Roca, Andoni Luis Adruiz, Dominique Crenn and more debate trends, controversies and hot topics in food and wine.
On Saturday night you’ll find us at Netflix Presents: A Screening of Chef’s Table Under the Stars. Happs Wines will be transformed into one heck of an open-air cinema to screen two of the episodes from the latest season of Chef’s Table as well as special appearances from the stars of the show, Dominique Crenn & Ana Ros! If you manage to get yourself a VIP ticket you’ll get a picnic hamper, complete with wine from Happs Wines. Winning.
We also plan on stalking Nigella Lawson from An Audience With Nigella Lawson at Voyager Estate to the Sundown Soiree At Fraser Gallop before making our way to Sunset Beats and Bites and our fave Margaret River cafe The White Elephant.
While you’re in the area, make sure you check out at least some of the Cape to Cape walk—it’ll help you make room for all the eating—or explore the legendary forests, caves and beaches.
Check out the full programme here!
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