Thursday, August 15, 2019

Gourmet Escape 2019:
the biggest event of the year

Do you have your tickets yet? This is Western Australia’s gastronomic event of the year, and one any serious food and wine lover should attend. With more than 50 of the most admired and awarded experts of the culinary and wine world featured in more than 50 unique events, this is truly a feast for the senses.


In previous years, we’ve had some of the world’s biggest names – Nigella Lawson, Rick Stein, Heston Blumenthal – grace our shores. This year we welcome the original celebrity chef Marco Pierre White, plus David Chang of New York City’s hot spot Momofuku, Alla Wolf-Tasker of Daylesford’s divine retreat Lake House, Amanda Cohen of Iron Chef Canada fame, Italian Michelin star chef Carlo Cracco, plus many more.


Tickets sell out fast (some popular events are already sold out) so don’t drag your feet. Get your tickets here.


The schedule dates:

Swan Valley 8 – 10 November

Perth 11 – 14 November

Margaret River 15 – 17 November


Our recommendations


The Westpac Gourmet Beach BBQ

One of the hottest tickets of the whole festival. A picturesque location right on Castle Rock Beach, mouth-watering gourmet BBQ fare, and legendary chef David Chang of New York’s trendy Momofuku. Watch the sun go down and revel in the light-hearted party atmosphere while you savour how real a BBQ should be.

Friday 15th & Saturday 16th November

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Eating at the Crossroads: Nouri comes to Vasse Felix

What better way to celebrate food and wine in the South West than at the region’s founding winery, Vasse Felix? Join former Fat Duck test kitchen chef Ivan Brehm, who is teaming up with Vasse Felix winemaker Virginia Willcox and chef Brendan Pratt, to delve deep and expand your knowledge of food and wine.

Friday 15th November

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Cullen Wines Chardonnay Tasting and Lunch

Now in its 34th year, the Cullen family’s annual tasting is a must-do. Vanya Cullen was recently named by renowned wine critic James Halliday as Winemaker of the Year 2019! Join Vanya, James Halliday and Christina Pickard of WineEnthusiast as they chat about chardonnays from world-class grape-growing regions around the world. The gourmet lunch will be prepared by Jo Barrett, of Oakridge Estate in the Yarra Valley.

Saturday 16th November

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Lake House meets Wills Domain

Join two culinary heavyweights for a gastronomic meal you’ll never forget. Alla Wolf-Tasker of refined luxury retreat, Lake House in Daylesford Victoria, will team up with Wills Domain’s celebrated head chef Seth James. Enjoy local ingredients paired with delicious Wills Domain wine.

Friday 15th November

Mission Chinese X Chow’s Table

Yallingup’s Chow’s Table only opened in 2018, but it has established itself as a firm favourite in the region. This lively event features modern Chinese food cooked by Chow’s Table head chef Mal Chow and US celeb chef Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese Food. Wash it all down with brews from Gage Road.

Friday 15th November


Safari Club Cookout

If you’re a MasterChef fan, this charming, rustic forest venue may seem familiar. Now, the hard choice is, which event will you choose to attend? Take your pick: Thai food with Long Chim’s David Thompson and Garima Arora of Gaa in Bangkok. Or maybe you have a penchant for gourmet Indian, or you want to experience a BBQ celebrating Indigenous cuisine? Or, attend all three!

Friday 15th & Saturday 16th November


Eat, drink, be merry, and learn a whole lot about food and wine at Gourmet Escape. Let us help you make this a memorable weekend to cherish forever.
Browse our portfolio to discover your perfect gourmet holiday home.


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