Whether you’re on the hunt for a romantic winery dinner celebrating cucina Italiano, a fun family weekend complete with top-notch food and tunes, a legendary beachside barbeque on Castle Rock Beach, or an eight-course dinner prepared for you by the chef from the World’s Best Restaurant, there’s something for everyone at Western Australia Gourmet Escape.
This year’s Gourmet Escape is a 10-day celebration, taking place across three regions in Western Australia – the Swan Valley, Margaret River and Perth.
Not sure what to book? While there are more than 50 events on the program, here are a few hot tips and highlights to get those mouths watering.
Gourmet Feast in the Valley (Swan Valley): The ultimate celebration of food, friends, family and music, this weekend-long event – featuring a range of culinary heavyweights – is a celebration of everything Gourmet Escape stands for.
Gourmet Village (Margaret River): With new experiences, fresh producers and the hottest talent in town, this year’s Margaret River festival hub at Leeuwin Estate Winery is a weekend-long celebration that’s not to be missed.
Westpac Gourmet Beach BBQ (Margaret River): From a world-class waterside setting, this signature festival redefines the ‘beachside barbeque’, with a chef line-up including David Chang of Momofuku, Monty Koludrovic from Bondi Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, and renowned West Australian firestarters, Kenny McHardy, Scott Bridger and Brenton Pyke.
Sunset Beats & Bites (Margaret River): Combining waterside wining and dining from two of Perth’s favourite wood-fired restaurants with alfresco tables and West Australian hospitality, this sunset event is not to be missed.
Safari Club Cookout (Margaret River): Come together in a secret woodland hideaway for the ultimate theatrical, moveable feast that celebrates the flavours of Thailand, India and Australia.
This year, the dancefloor will also be heating up, with the addition of an exciting music program that features chart-topping headliners The Rubens, fresh off their European tour, and indie star, singer-songwriter Fergus James, at the new Gourmet Feast in the Valley event in the Swan Valley.