Food, wine, and good times are back on the menu at Western Australia Gourmet Escape from 17-21 November 2021, where Australia’s best culinary talent take part in events in WA’s most celebrated culinary locations – Margaret River, Perth, Swan Valley and for the first time, Rottnest Island.
Tickets are on sale with 30 amazing events featuring a roll call of more than 30 of Australia’s most loved and respected culinary stars. Returning favourites heading West to collaborate with leading local WA talent include Curtis Stone, Rick Stein, Shannon Martinez, Colin Fassnidge, Matt Stone, Guillaume Brahimi and Guy Grossi. Icons of the industry Stephanie Alexander and Maggie Beer will be featured, alongside a new wave of wine talent – Curly Haslam-Coates, Erin Larkin and Samantha Payne and artist dameeeela.
Natalie O’Brien, Western Australia Gourmet Escape Program Director, said: “Now, more than ever, we’re all craving connection and celebrating the simple pleasures in life that have sustained us over the past 18 months. Gourmet Escape this November gives us all something to look forward to. A celebration of the good things in life – food, wine, culture and connection – with the natural beauty and incredible produce of WA providing the setting for Australia’s brightest culinary stars to shine.”
The ninth installment has something for everyone; stunning beach backdrops with delicious food and wine curated by Australia’s best Chefs alongside a series of events that honour the history and heart of the Festival in Margaret River. In 2021 Western Australia Gourmet Escape grows into new venues and creative collaborations across Perth, Rottnest Island and Swan Valley with additional programming and talent to be announced in coming weeks.
New events in the program include:
- Rottnest Sunset presented by Leeuwin Coast alfresco feast with Rick Stein and Colin Fassnidge at Pinky’s Beach Club
- AGWA Rooftop Wine, Dine & Disco party at the new rooftop space at the Art Gallery of Western Australia
- Grazie Mille presented by Essteele (a thousand thanks) dinner celebrating the Swan Valley’s rich Italian heritage at Sandalford Estate with icons Stephanie Alexander, Maggie Beer and Guy Grossi
- The Vineyard Party held on the stunning grounds of Leeuwin Estate, with a uniquely vintage vibe. A celebrity Chef led menu showcasing the best of WA with a nod to culinary trends of times gone by.
Much-loved icon events Gourmet Beach BBQ and Ultimate Dining Series are back, alongside classics with a twist such as The Village and Swings, Beats & Bites.
To view the full program of events and access tickets visit gourmetescape.com.au