(PRWEB) October 09, 2012
The inaugural Margaret River Gourmet Escape is being held in a special part of Western Australia that has been embraced by wine and food lovers from around the world. With multi-award winning English chef, Heston Blumenthal confirmed for the Heston Icon Dinner, the remainder of the program has now been released.
The Gourmet Escape is being held over four days, from Thursday, November 22 to Sunday November 25, 2012, with events ranging from the VIP Opening Night Party, through to a sand-between-the-toes beach BBQ Lunch.
“The organisers have catered to all tastes and wallets” said Simon Ambrose from the Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association (AMRTA). “However, the Heston Icon Dinner, set in the Voyager Estate winery in Margaret river will be a festival highlight.”
Mr Blumenthal’s restaurant, the Fat Duck, in Berkshire, England, has been named the Best Restaurant in the UK by the Good Food Guide every year since 2008. In 2005 it received the honour of being named ‘Best Restaurant In The World’.
The evening has been designed to celebrate Mr Blumenthal’s achievements as well as the best of ingredients from the Margaret River region.
“On Friday 23 November ticketholders will have a rare opportunity to visit the private Fraser Gallop Estate for the winery’s unique ‘Long Lunch’” said Mr Ambrose. “However, it will be the ‘kick off your shoes’ beach BBQ lunch, to be held on both the Saturday and Sunday, that we expect a lot of activity.”
“Enjoying food prepared by special guest chefs, long-table feast-style, with the Indian Ocean lapping at your toes truly captures the essence of the beautiful Margaret River region” continued Mr Ambrose.
For those who prefer to dine among the vines, the Gourmet Village food and wine festival is being held at the renowned Leeuwin Estate Winery.
The full program and ticket details are available at Margaret River Gourmet Escape
About AMRTA and the Margaret River Visitor Centre
The Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association (AMRTA) is a self-funded, not for profit, membership-based organisation that represents more than 500 local tourism businesses. The Association is an innovative and cohesive organisation with high values fostering excellence in sustainable tourism, visitor servicing and destination promotion. A nine-member Committee of Management elected by the membership oversees operations.
The Association provides information to visitors and bookings for accommodation, tours and attractions. It works closely with its members to provide visitors with a wide variety of activities.
We manage both the Margaret River Visitor Centre and the Augusta Visitor Centre, offering a wide variety of services and activities. Our centres welcome over 285,000 visitors per year. Some 300 telephone inquiries are handled by our expert staff each day. Both visitor centres are accredited with the Tourism Council of Western Australia.
For more information visit MargaretRiver.com