World-class food and wine festival puts WA on global menu

Western Australia’s fresh produce, world-renowned wines and stunning locations are part of what makes the state the place to be, and the best of WA’s culinary offerings will be centre stage in iconic WA destinations at this year’s Gourmet Escape festival.

The world-class festival will run for five days from 17 to 21 November and will feature more than 30 events across multiple venues.

Locations include venues in Perth, the Swan Valley, Margaret River and newly added location, Rottnest Island.

World-renowned chefs Curtis Stone and Rick Stein will return to WA for the event, along with a host of other high-profile culinary masters including Stephanie Alexander, Maggie Beer, Colin Fassnidge and Guy Grossi.

Margaret River gourmet experiences include the Ultimate Dining Series at some of Margaret River's most established venues - Vasse Felix, Voyager Estate, Leeuwin Estate and Cape Lodge, featuring hatted chefs Rick Stein, Guillaume Brahimi and Mark Best.

Signature event and festival favourite the Gourmet Beach BBQ will make a return, featuring delectable dishes prepared by Curtis Stone, Guillaume Brahimi and Shannon Martinez. Once again taking place at the picturesque Castle Rock Beach, this event will showcase the region's culinary delicacies, designed to match the flavours of select locally produced wines.

New Perth-based events include Wine, Dine & Disco at the Art Gallery of Western Australia with Curly Haslam-Coates, dameeeela, Emma Farrelly, and Rottnest Sunset with Rick Stein and Colin Fassnidge.

The program also includes Grazie Mille - an Italian feast at Sandalford Wines in the Swan Valley, with Maggie Beer, Stephanie Alexander and Guy Grossi collaborating on a family-style multi-course dinner featuring local Swan Valley produce.

The Gourmet Escape is a much-loved food and wine festival considered a “bucket-list experience” for food aficionados.

This year's event will again shine a spotlight on the diversity and quality of Western Australia’s fresh produce, while attracting visitors, supporting local businesses and celebrating the state’s international reputation for its culinary experiences.

Western Australia Gourmet Escape is proudly supported by the Western Australian Government.

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Published on: 02 September 2021

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