Margaret River Gourmet Escape

Margaret River Gourmet Escape is excited to announce the program for the hub of the festival – the Gourmet Village.


Over 25 international and national culinary stars, in one location, over one weekend the Gourmet Village will boast the talents of Heston Blumenthal, René Redzepi, David Chang, Peter Gilmore, Matt Moran, Neil Perry – just to name a few!


The Gourmet Village is the heart of the festival where much of the action will take place. It’s where food and wine lovers can see, meet and learn from internationally acclaimed chefs as well as taste produce and wines from this beautiful region. The Gourmet Village program is now live, jam-packed with over 25 international and Australian culinary stars hosting panel discussions, demonstrations, Q&A’s, masterclasses plus over 100 Western Australian premium exhibitors, local vineyards and gourmet producers - visitors will be spoilt for choice with an array of culinary delights and wine offerings.

Key highlights of the program:

Heston Blumenthal LIVE on the main stage – Saturday 24th November AND Sunday 25th November. The main stage will see an incredible line up of chefs cooking up a storm, sharing the secrets of their favourite dishes and offering tips and advice - sure to inspire with their culinary innovation and excellence.

René Redzepi at the Chef’s Table on Sunday 25th November - Have your culinary questions answered by joining one of the Gourmet Escape chefs for a chat over a glass of wine in an intimate and informal setting.

MasterChef Live Junior - kids can get their hands dirty and learn simple recipes to take home. They may even have a visit from one of their favourite chefs including George Calombaris.

Wine and cheese pairing at the Gourmet Traveller WINE Theatre - these educational and interactive wine sessions will allow visitors to learn about Western Australian varietals, the secrets to matching food and wine, cellaring tips, tutored tastings and much more.

From Paddock to Plate - Showcasing the amazing produce of Western Australia, the Paddock to Plate stage will feature the regions leading chefs preparing and cooking with fresh local produce.

Full program details are now live on the website. Don’t miss the greatest line up of chefs in WA for one weekend only.


Set at the iconic Leeuwin Estate over one weekend only – Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November 2012.


Tickets to the Gourmet Village are now on sale and start from $37 for entry and $63 for a Premium ticket with Gourmet Escape Money (GEMs).

Visit to purchase.

* Please note the Gourmet Village at Leeuwin Estate Winery will have its own currency to make a day at the festival fun, easy and as cashless as possible. The Gourmet Escape Money (GEM) is simple to purchase and to use. Bus transfers will be available for purchase direct from South West Coachlines.

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