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Nigella Lawson to headline Margaret River Gourmet Escape


Internationally-renowned food writer and television cook Nigella Lawson will be returning to Western Australia to headline this year’s Margaret River Gourmet Escape. Nigella is just one in a stunning line-up of 40 culinary stars including Rick Stein, Monica Galetti, Skye Gyngell, Tetsuya Wakuda and Matt Stone coming to the Gourmet Escape, for 45 events in spectacular venues across the region, including Feast in the Forest and the Gourmet Village at Leeuwin Estate.

This year’s festival line-up has something for every foodie with new events including: Guy Grossi Aboard Ocean Dream; the Amelia Park Spring Harvest Dinner and Chow’s Table Chinese Feast. The program also welcomes back iconic events such as the Gourmet Beach BBQ; Feast in the Forest; Sunset, Beats & Bites; Fraser Gallop Estate Long Lunch; Dining by Twilight at Margaret River’s Secret Garden and the Gourmet Village. 

Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan commented:“We are thrilled to welcome back Nigella, who is no stranger to the delicacies of WA after her 2016 Gourmet Escape appearance. The culinary delights of Margaret River Gourmet Escape highlight the array of fresh produce, premium wines and artisan beverages that are on offer. The high quality of Western Australian produce makes it sought-after around the world and we are fortunate to have this event right on our doorstep. “

Acting Tourism Minister Bill Johnston commented:“Margaret River Gourmet Escape’s impressive line-up of returning and new talent will host over 45 events in more than 25 unique and breathtaking locations. The ability to attract the best chefs in the world is one of the keys to the event’s success.”

The Gourmet Escape runs from 16 – 18 November 2018. For more information and to get tickets, please see: