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At this stage, the Western Australia Gourmet Escape team is working hard to put together the best festival we possibly can and we look forward to celebrating Western Australia’s extraordinary produce, wines and ‘foodie’ delights with you in November 2020.

The health and safety of our attendees, partners, staff and local community remains our top priority, and as such, we are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and advice from The Department of Health.

We thank you for your ongoing support and if our plans change, we will be sure to let you know.

 

In the meantime, we’re shining a light on the ways our community can continue to support the region’s amazing restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and wineries during these unprecedented times through our #TakeawayforWA and #DineInForWA campaigns. Find out more.

 

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Is Western Australia Gourmet Escape still going ahead in 2020 or has it been cancelled/postponed due to Coronavirus?

At this stage, Gourmet Escape is scheduled to take place from 16-22 November 2020.

The health and safety of our attendees, partners and staff remains our top priority and as such, we we are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and advice from The Department of Health. And if our plans change, we will be sure to let you know.

 

I’m located internationally/interstate. Will I be able to attend Western Australia Gourmet Escape in November 2020?

Interstate and international travel is currently restricted both into Western Australia and in and out of the Margaret River region.

We’ll continue to monitor the Coronavirus situation, take advice from the Department of Health and provide international/interstate travel updates where possible on our website. We also encourage you to follow travel advice from sources like the WHO, local authorities and your own State/Territory Government.

 

When should I start planning my trip to Western Australia for Gourmet Escape?

If you are based in Western Australia or the Margaret River region, or an area without restricted travel, now’s a good time to begin planning. Adventure awaits, so why not start here?

If you are still under travel restrictions, we hope you’ll be able to join us soon.

 

What can I expect from Gourmet Escape in 2020?

Gourmet Escape returns from 16-22 November 2020, transforming Western Australia into an epicurean hub of culinary delights; where world-class Michelin chefs meet the finest Australian produce, award-winning wine flights and one-of-a-kind fun ‘foodie’ delights.

Expect to be surprised, delighted and inspired on this curated gourmet journey.

To TASTE the very finest local produce from Western Australia (the ‘Best of the West’), curated by global culinary talent.

To MEET (and eat) with local, homegrown and world-renowned celebrity and Michelin-starred chefs.

To SIP celebrated Australian wines, beers and spirits, enjoying flights with famous critics in the stunning Margaret River.

To EXPLORE extraordinary beaches and backdrops of WA, feeding your stomach whilst feasting your eyes.

 

When will tickets go on sale for Western Australia Gourmet Escape in 2020?

Ticket ‘on sale’ date will be announced soon.

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What is the event line-up for Gourmet Escape in 2020?

A full program featuring a range of exciting new dining experiences and locations for 2020 will be announced soon.

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Which celebrity chefs will be at Gourmet Escape in 2020?

A number of renowned chefs are set to appear at Gourmet Escape in 2020. The full talent line-up will be announced soon.

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What can I do to support local Western Australian businesses during the Coronavirus lockdown?

With critical social distancing measures still in place to stop the spread of coronavirus, Western Australia’s bars, restaurants, cafes, pubs and wineries are facing a time of unprecedented struggle.

Many of the venues affected are local businesses; businesses run by families and individuals, who can no longer afford to pay their staff or make ends meet.

Together, we can make a difference.

A relaxation in coronavirus restrictions means dining out is now possible at many WA venues, albeit with a 20-person capacity limit in place. See our updated list of WA restaurant and cafes re-opening for dine in.

Not all venues have been able to re-open in light of the capacity restrictions. Remember that you can continue to support local businesses by ordering from them directly, buying a voucher and sharing #TakeawayForWA to support the hospitality industry. See our list of Western Australian restaurants and cafés offering takeaway and delivery.

 

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