Margaret River Gourmet Escape has expanded its 2017 program, introducing new events and chef collaborations across the four-day food and wine extravaganza. Here’s a taste of what’s to come ahead of the event, which will run from November 16 to 19 in the Margaret River wine region:
- Ana Ros (World’s Best Female Chef 2017) will return to showcase the flavours of Slovenia at a World Discovery Dinner at Voyager Estate on Saturday, November 18.
- Olio Bello’s olive grove will host O Sole Mio on Saturday, November 18. The long-table lunch features Italian Michelin-starred chef, Anthony Genovese (Il Pagliaccio, Rome) cooking alongside Margaret River local, George Cooper (FoodbytheChef, Margaret River).
- Acclaimed Woodlands Wines will be opening its barrel room to host Gan Bei, a Chinese feast prepared by festival first-timer and Michelin-starred chef, Andrew Wong, alongside local chef Andrew Bennett (Lucky Chans, Perth).
- Located in the heart of internationally acclaimed Leeuwin Estate Winery, the Gourmet Village is back bigger and better than ever with over 120 artisan food, wine and brewing producers over the weekend and for the first time ever, children under 12 receive free admission. New events include ‘Giniversity’s’ intimate gin blending masterclasses from The Margaret River Distilling Company, Lurpak’s hands-on cookery school and Meat & Livestock Australia presents The Butcher’s Block in association with Food Network, where the stars of ‘Eat Australia’ Andy Allen and Ben Milbourne explore the fine art of butchery.