News: Curtis Stone to Headline the 2017 Margaret River Gourmet Escape

Margaret River’s Gourmet Escape will celebrate wine like never before this November, adding an extra day to the program to celebrate the famed wine region’s 50th anniversary. The festival will showcase an appetising line-up of new events and talent, including home-grown culinary royalty, Curtis Stone. From 16-19 November, the food, produce and wine extravaganza will put the unparalleled bounties of Margaret River front and centre, with a record number of events taking place in the region.

World renowned wine critic Jancis Robinson, OBE, MW (UK) will attend many wine-featured events across the weekend. Curtis (of acclaimed Maude & Gwen Restaurants, Los Angeles) will join over 50 of the world’s leading food and wine personalities, including chefs from the World’s Best Restaurants, Andre Chiang (#14 Restaurant Andre, Singapore), Alex Atala (D.O.M., Brasil), David Thompson (#28 Nahm, Thailand), Ashley Palmer-Watts (#36 Dinner by Heston, UK) and Rodolfo Guzman (#42 Borago, Chile).

Asia’s Best Female Chef, May Chow (Little Bao, Hong Kong) will join highly acclaimed chefs including Pierre Koffmann (UK), Danny Bowien (Mission Chinese, USA), Kyle Connaughton (SingleThread Farm, USA), and Kris Yenbamroong (NIGHT + MARKET, USA) who join the Gourmet Escape line up for the first time to collaborate on events showcasing premium local produce and stunning Margaret River locations.

Curtis Stone says: “I’m so excited to get back to Margaret River, I’ve got some beautiful memories from shooting surfing the menu there and I really feel like it’s one of the most special places in Australia – amazing local seafood and produce and, of course, an epic coastline. I’m looking forward to getting behind the stoves with some of the incredible chefs taking part this year. It’s going to be delicious!”

Tickets will go on sale at 12pm AWST on Friday 28 July.

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Martin was born in England but now lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has a passion for breakfast, coffee, hot curries & fast food, and is a cat & Dalek person.

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