Friday, August 28, 2015
Western Australia Beckons with the Margaret River Gourmet Escape & Eat Drink Buy WA!
One of the culinary highlights that attracts foodies to Margaret River is the annual Margaret River Gourmet Escape. To be held from 20 to 22 November this year, the event brings together the world's best chefs and wine experts for an epic gourmet experience. Taste fresh local produce and premium wines from Margaret River at the many popular wineries and restaurants, beach barbecues, cooking demonstrations, long-table lunches and masterclasses. Headlining this year's event is famed chef Marco Pierre White who has had prominent chefs like Gordon Ramsay, Heston Bluementhal and Jason Atherton working for him. He was also the youngest chef to be awarded 3 Michelin stars when he was just 33 years young!
Joining Marco are other notable chefs from around the world including Tetsuya Wakuda, Adriano Zumbo, David Thompson, George Calombaris and Gaggan Anand. Flying the Singapore flag high will be Sam Leong, Ryan Clift and wine writer Ch'ng Poh Tiong.
Promoting Western Australia as part of Tourism Western Australia's Eat Drink Buy WA campaign, Chef Wan, who studied for several years in Perth, will be leading another two foodie tours in November in addition to the Margaret River one mentioned above. See, smell and taste Perth, Swan Valley and Margaret River with the affable chef as he visits farmers' market, olive oil farms, cheese producers, a craft brewery, confectioneries among others. Besides makan-ing your way through Western Australia, other activities in the tours include fruit picking, riding over sand dunes and a visit to an eco park to burn off some cow-lories in preparation of moore to come. Moohehe.
Package prices start from $1488 without taxes. See www.bestperthdeals.com/singapore-deals for full details.
The 11 months oak aged Voyager Estate Chardonnay 2011 boasted purity of fruit with lemons, grapefruit and a creamy, long finish. Voyager Estate has a very lovely Victorian garden by the way! The other Chardonnay, a 2013 from Vasse Felix (one of the region's oldest wineries) was fresh and balanced with good fruit, body and weight.
Thank you, Tourism Western Australia and PR Bespoke for hosting moo.
Margaret River Gourmet Escape
20 to 22 November 2015
Chew On This: Stand a chance to win a pair of air tickets to Perth inclusive of accommodation, tour and tickets to the Margaret River Gourmet Escape worth over $4000! Simply purchase any Western Australia product or dine at any participating restaurants and join the lucky draw. See here for moore details. Contest ends 13 September.