Lonely Planet Writer

Celebrity chefs line-up for Margaret River Gourmet Escape festival

One of Australia’s headline foodie festivals Margaret River Gourmet Escape has announced their stellar line up this year, with Marco Pierre White, Rick Stein and Sat Bains confirmed at the three-day food and wine festival in November.

Vineyard at Margaret River, Western Australia.
Vineyard at Margaret River, Western Australia. Image by Robert Young / CC BY 2.0

The full programme of events will see 40 of the world’s best chefs, including Australia’s own Thai food guru David Thompson, hosting events from gourmet beach BBQs to collaboration dinners and wine tasting among rolling vineyards and white sand beaches of Western Australia. The Margaret River region is home to over 200 vineyards producing award-winning chardonnays, cabernet sauvignons and semillon sauvignon blancs as well as artisanal cheese and chocolate producers, microbreweries, and distilleries. One of the most anticipated events across the three-day festival will see Marco Pierre White host a Q&A over dinner at the exquisite Vasse Felix winery with his alumni Jock Zonfrillo, Richard Turner and Patrick Spencer. Tickets will be on sale from 20th July 2015 at www.ticketek.com.au.  For further information on Margaret River Gourmet Escape, visit gourmetescape.com.au