THIS year’s Gourmet Escape will venture to Perth and Swan Valley for the first time, with new experiences introduced in the event line-up.
Gourmet Escape extension to Perth and Swan Valley added more days to the event than usual, running from November 8 – 17.
The first leg of the event will take place at Sandalford Wines for Gourmet Feast in the Valley followed with a Feast Fire Pit demonstrating open flame cooking.
The World Gourmet Symposium have been introduced to give those in the hospitality sector a full day of networking and panel discussions at Mandoon Estate on November 14.
Three collaboration dinners including Wildflower restaurant and Bistro Guillaume will be featured in the inaugural Perth leg of the event.
Gourmet Escape ends with festivities in Margaret River with the Fraser Gallop Estate Friday Long Lunch and new additions including the 5 Hats lunch and a six-course Caribbean-Australian lunch.
Premier Mark McGowan said eight new events were introduced for Gourmet Escape, which would add more variety for local and visiting foodies, offering a range of budgets and tastes.
“The lengthened time period and added locations are designed to attract more visitors from interstate and overseas, helping to boost WA’s economy,” he said.
Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said the Margaret River program built on what was already successful and continued to showcase the region which was recently acknowledged by Lonely Planet.
“Offering three locations in this year’s new expanded format allows so many more opportunities to experience WA’s outstanding produce, while meeting world-class chefs and winemakers,” he said.
Tickets for the new Gourmet Escape events will go on sale at 2pm on Tuesday, September 10.