Counting Down the Days to the Margaret River Gourmet Escape

Famous chef visits Margaret River and is demonstrating slicing a veggie

We’re not exaggerating when we say Margaret River is home to some of the best wine and food producers on the planet. From decadent truffles and world class vineyards, to the beloved local marron (a tasty shellfish closely related to crayfish), you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to dining in Margaret River.


This November, the region’s gastronomy scene is going to be elevated to even greater heights with the arrival of Gourmet Escape, a four day celebration of delicious cuisine that is sure to tantalise the taste buds of even the most discerning foodies. Pair the festival with a stay at Constellation Apartments, the Margaret River luxury accommodation of choice, and get prepared for one of the tastiest trips of your life.


For those who appreciate exquisite wines, exceptional food and sophisticated parties like no other, this is one event you can’t afford to miss. Read on to learn more about what you can expect from Gourmet Escape 2017.

Gourmet Escape Event Details


Running from November 16-19, Gourmet Escape 2017 will see more than 50 local and international chefs descend upon Margaret River to share their unique flavours and insights into the wonderful world of food and wine.


The festival’s programme features a variety of carefully curated events hosted at beautiful venues dotted throughout the region. Foodies are sure to enjoy world renowned Rodolfo Guzman’s six course degustation menu in the unforgettable ambience of the Margaret River secret twilight dinner, while wine connoisseurs will love the opportunity to experience the region’s best tipples at the ever popular Around the Barrel event. Meanwhile, sophisticated party animals can get their groove on at Sunset, Beats and Bites at White Elephant Cafe, located on the banks of the Margaret River, or reflect back on the weekend with a final drink at the official Closing Party.

luxurious and beautiful tray of appetizers shared by friends outdoors

World Famous Chefs in Attendance


You can expect an exciting and inspiring array of world class chefs in attendance at Gourmet Escape 2017. One of the highlights is sure to be Ana Ros, recently crowned the World’s Best Female Chef of 2017, who will be taking guests on a voyage into the distinctive flavours of her home country, Slovenia, at the World Discovery Dinner at Voyager Estate. Ros will be joined by Voyager Estate executive chef Santiago Fernandez and revered British wine critic Jancis Robinson, who will be hosting the evening while exploring a rich sample of wines from the Margaret River region.


Celebrity chef, restaurateur and media personality Curtis Stone is also going to be on hand to bring some local character to the table. On Thursday 16, Stone will be making an exclusive appearance at the Audi Gourmet Beach BBQ, a classy, back to basics event characterised by superb local ingredients and Margaret River wine. Indulge in some truly sensational dishes (keep an eye out for the seafood in particular) before dancing the night away in front of a live band.

Unique and Intimate Experiences


One of the best things about Gourmet Escape is that it allows you to get up, close and personal with people and cuisine you might not ordinarily be exposed to. For instance, foodies that like their meals accompanied by a healthy dose of panoramic views will undoubtedly love taking a scenic flight with local chef Paul Iskov over Margaret River. The helicopter touches down at a secret location, where you’ll find waiting a cocktail crafted using native foraged ingredients courtesy of Singaporean mixologist Vijay Mudaliar.


Traditional Italy collides with Margaret River at O Sole Mio, an Italian long-table lunch set against the sumptuous backdrop of the Olio Bello olive groves. After lunch, meander through the grounds, explore the olive-pressing facility and take a quick masterclass. This event is new to Gourmet Escape 2017 and is sure to be popular with anyone who appreciates classic European flavours.


Luxury Margaret River Accommodation During Gourmet Escape 2017


This really is just the tip of the iceberg, so be sure to check the official Gourmet Escape website for full program details and to secure your ticket – they’re selling fast!


If you’re planning on attending Gourmet Escape 2017, you’ll want to stay somewhere that’s equally as enjoyable as the food you’ll be indulging in. That’s where we come in. Here at Constellation Apartments, we’re proud to offer five star luxury Margaret River apartments that have been carefully designed to provide the ultimate in style and comfort. For more information or to make a booking enquiry, contact the Constellation Apartments team today.