If you are looking for a little encouragement to hop on a plane and explore the glorious Margaret River area, here it is- Margaret River Gourmet Escape from 22-25 November 2012.
The festival line up of Heston Blumenthal and René Redzepi also includes acclaimed Australian chefs Neil Perry, Tetsuya Wakuda and Peter Gilmore collaborating on a menu to honour Heston.
The Gourmet Village will feature global talent, local food and wine experts including 2 Michelin star chef Sat Bains.
Matt Moran and Matt Stone will have sand between their toes for beachside dining, international star AA Gill and George Calombaris share their culinary expertise at a Leeuwin Estate dinner; while Master of Wine Lisa Perotti-Brown and Nick Stock discuss wine in the Gourmet Traveller WINE Theatre.
The heart of the festival is a Gourmet Village open over the weekend and set in Leeuwin Estate. The featured chefs, plus 20 other Australian food and wine stars, will appear across the weekend in locally themed demonstrations, Q&A panel discussions and masterclasses such as Breville's Test Kitchen.
The Gourmet Village will have over 100 Western Australian premium exhibitors, local vineyards, gourmet producers and pop up restaurants so visitors can meet the maker and be entertained by the region's food and wine experts. Satellite events also offer ticket options so visitors can craft their own culinary adventure.
Leeuwin Estate Winery Restaurant will present a dinner with international guest AA Gill and George Calombaris.
To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au
Singapore Airlines is the International Airline partner.
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