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By Jasmine Crittenden
July 19, 2019
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Western Australia Gourmet Escape

The world's most famed chefs and wine experts are coming Down Under.
By Jasmine Crittenden
July 19, 2019
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Western Australia is known for its stunning beaches, incredible nature, top-notch eats and plenty of excellent vino. So, it's no wonder some of the best chefs and sommeliers from around the globe want to come Down Under this spring.

Come November, rockstar chefs and wine experts will flock to Western Australia for an epic food and wine fair — Western Australia Gourmet Escape presented by Westpac. Taking over the Swan Valley, Perth and Margaret River for ten days (Friday, November 8 – Sunday, November 17), the event is an extravaganza of long lunches, cruises, wine tasting sessions and masterclasses. You can count on more than 50 events featuring more than 50 world-class talents.

Coming from the UK, Michelin-starred chef Marco Pierre White will host a one-off dinner at Swan Valley's Sittella Winery. You'll also find him at the new Gourmet Feast in the Valley, which will run from Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10. The weekend-long shindig of food, music and workshops will also host Jess Pryles (author of Hardcore Carnivore), Christian Stevenson (aka DJ BBQ), DJ-chef Yo Levins and Aussie band The Rubens playing live. Plus, you can expect artisan producers and wineries, hands-on activities, masterclasses and a lineup of Perth's best food trucks, too.

Head down to Margaret River and you can also hit up a barbecue on the beach with the famed Momofuku empire's executive chef David Chang or a twilight vegetarian degustation at the idyllic Margaret River's Secret Garden, hosted by WA chef George Cooper (Tiller Dining) and Amanda Cohen from New York's Dirt Candy. You can also join chef Mark Best (ex-Marque) on a luxury catamaran to cruise around Geographe Bay, Margaret River, from Friday, November 15–Sunday, November 17.

With plenty of food, wine and culinary stars hitting our western coast, a trip over could be a hot option before diving into summer. There's plenty more food and wine frivolity in store, which you can check out in the festival's massive programme over here.

Tickets to Western Australia Gourmet Escape presented by Westpac go on sale at 9am on Thursday, July 18. To see our picks of the best events to check out at this epic food and wine festival, head here.

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UPDATE:  MONDAY, AUGUST 5 – Western Australia Gourmet Escape is hosting a one-off event in Sydney. On Tuesday, August 13, you can join WA chef Luke Mangan, Gage Roads Brewing Co's chief brewer Aaron Heary and Annabelle Coppin from the Pilbara's Outback Beef, plus Sydney-based wine expert Mike Bennie for a four-course dinner at The Hilton Hotel Sydney's restaurant, Glass Brasserie. Kicking off at 6pm, the event is a celebration of Western Australian produce, with tickets costing $123 per person. Tickets include four courses matched with Gage Roads brews or with optional pairings of Margaret River wines available as an alternative.

For tickets, head here.

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