Published on : Wednesday, July 10, 2019
As part of a blockbuster line-up of talent secured for the Western Australia Gourmet Escape; the State’s flagship food and wine festival in November, renowned British chef, restaurateur and television personality Marco Pierre White, will return to Western Australia (WA).
This year’s Western Australia Gourmet Escape will run over 10 days at three unique WA destinations; the Swan Valley, Perth and Margaret River.
Margaret River will continue the culinary adventures from November 15-17 with a program that focuses on the region’s famous wine, alongside spectacular forest and coastal scenery.
Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan said, "Western Australia Gourmet Escape will continue to build on the first-class international reputation earned by Margaret River Gourmet Escape.
"The WA fresh produce, seafood and boutique beverages produced by our regional areas and loved around the world, will continue to be at the heart of this festival.”
Pierre White, who attended Margaret River Gourmet Escape in 2015, will be joined by other big names on the international food scene including American chef, television personality and founder of the Momofuku restaurant group, David Chang.
Kobus van der Merwe, the chef who clinched ‘Restaurant of the Year’ at the first edition of The World Restaurant Awards for his South African restaurant Wolfgat, has also been locked in for the festival, alongside a host of international and Australian talent.
The Swan Valley and Perth will host the opening program of events from November 8 to 14, which celebrates the region’s produce in cooking formats ranging from food trucks to fire pits. Highlights include appearances by Marco Pierre White, a performance by Australian band The Rubens and the new World Gourmet Symposium.
David Chang, internationally acclaimed chef Pierre Koffmann and Australian nomadic chef Paul Iskov, will all make appearances at Margaret River, with the popular Westpac Gourmet Beach BBQ and Gourmet Village at Leeuwin Estate returning as part of the new
Acting Tourism Minister Bill Johnston said, "Many culinary superstars come back year after year for WA’s unique fresh produce served up in spectacular surroundings.
"It’s this experience that’s propelled this event and our State to the top
of global travel hotlists.”
It will be the first time the event has been run in its new expanded format, with the longer time period and added locations designed to attract more visitors from interstate and overseas.