- Nigella Lawson to headline Gourmet Escape in November 16-18, 2018
- Festival supported by McGowan Government through Tourism WA
Internationally renowned food writer and television cook Nigella Lawson will be returning to Western Australia to headline this year's Margaret River Gourmet Escape.
Visitors can get acquainted with Nigella at a series of events, including the Gourmet Beach BBQ, Nigella's Tea Party at Howard Park Winery, as well as appearances and a book signing at the Gourmet Village.
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.
Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
"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.
"Continuing to attract visitors to our regions will bring wider business and job opportunities to local communities, and greater prosperity to the regional economy."
Comments attributed to Acting Tourism Minister Bill Johnston:
"Nigella will be joined by an impressive line-up of returning and new talent that will host over 45 events in more than 25 unique and breathtaking locations.
"Margaret River Gourmet Escape's ability to attract the best chefs in the world is one of the keys to the event's success.
"The promotion of Western Australia through some of the most notable culinary personalities in the world like Nigella Lawson, and previous attendees like Heston Blumenthal and Marco Pierre White, is priceless.
"Supporting unique events such as Margaret River Gourmet Escape are a key component of the State Government's Two-Year Action Plan, which includes attracting more people to regional WA."
Regional Development Minister's office: 6552 6200
Tourism Minister's office: 6552 5600