I think Gourmet Escape is a world-class event because you’ve got 45 different events in 25 different locations within Margaret River and they are all just as picturesque as this place here at castle rock. You’ve got international chefs, you got the best of the Aussie chefs too, food, wine, great music. Its paradise. Why wouldn’t you want to be here.
“Over the years, I’ve seen some of my mentors, and people that I have always looked up to, have come to gourmet escape, out of any other festival around the world. I always had my goals set, that if I was ever going to do a festival, that this would be the one to join, especially when considering the produce, the location and the people who you would be cooking and rubbing shoulders with. That was always one of my huge goals. So when I got this random call whilst in LA from one of the organisers asking me to come along, I honestly could have done a backflip in the kitchen. It was a super amazing experience.”
Margaret River is one of the most magical places in this country if not the world and I tell everybody too
Gourmet escape is special because of the caliber of talent that comes along, not just internationally but locally as well, I think it is a really beautiful combination of the two. And the produce makes it so easy to make delicious food that everybody leaves just enthralled.
“It’s just amazingly peaceful. It’s the wonderful atmosphere of Margaret River. It’s very difficult to encapsulate really. It’s just a tremendous sort of feeling of being out in the country with a bit of class as well.”
“It’s a testament to the region that Gourmet Escape continues to attract the very best international culinary talent, it’s a truly world class event that needs to be on everyone’s bucket list. Can’t wait to get back for some marron, they don’t swim to LA!”
“Such a good time at The Village! Food was incredible and very reasonably priced. So many great stalls and the list of chefs was exceptional. Will definitely be there next year…”
“Australia and especially this event, has so much to offer, just prepare yourself, because you’re going to walk away going – what just happened!”
“Margaret River is wonderful. The beauty of the place and the wonderful produce is what I like….The clean air is incredible. It’s a wonderful part of the world.”
“Life doesn’t get much better than this….Honestly, I don’t think that there is any other food event on this planet like this!”
“Before I came to Margaret River I had people telling me that my experience at Gourmet Escape was going to be so magical and was going to change my life. It sounded too good to be true so I prepared myself for disappointment, but I have to say it has well and truly exceeded my expectations!”