Going on a holiday always excite me. But nothing excites me more than going for a food hunting holiday in Australia. However, food hunting holidays usually requires massive planning, right? Good news is running on its 5th edition, Margaret River Gourmet Escape presented by Audi, an annual wine and dine event will be happening from November 18 to 20 in Perth. Not only are we looking at some of the region’s most amazing wine, seafood and produces, there are more than 40 culinary superstars from around the world including Nigella Lawson, Joan Roca a Fontaine, Mauro Colagreco, Rick Stein and more will share their knowledge during the event!
Few weeks ago, I have the privilege to have a preview of what to expect at the Margaret River Gourmet Escape 2016. Chef Janice Wong has joined hands with Chef Dany Angove, the Head Chef at Leeuwin Estate (a famous Margaret River family winery and award winning restaurant) to present a West Australian canapé and wine reception at Janice Wong’s latest F&B outlet, Janice Wong at National Musuem.
Chef Dany Angove was so dedicated to let us have a taste of what to expect that he has specially brought over fresh ingredients such as scallops and truffle from the Margaret River region just for the preview event.
Beetroot, yuzu, parsley oil, yoghurt
Cauliflower, truffle, honey
Flinders bay abalone, blood orange, thyme, kewpie
Esperance scallop, wagin duck, pineapple
While Chef Dany Angove wowed the media guests with canapes, Chef Janice Wong displayed her flair on desserts with a 3 course dessert degustation.
Playful: Lemon Explosion
“Breakfast in Singapore”: Pandan Kaya Ice Cream, Pistachio Crumble, Cake, Coconut Textures
Chocolate H2O: Salted Caramel, Yuzu Sorbet, Chocolate Soil, Burnt Caramel Bavarois
Besides bringing over some of her signature desserts, Chef Janice Wong is also going to insert a twist to the dessert with the beautiful fresh produces in Perth. So my foodie friends, if Nov happens to be the time for your holidays, do not miss to experience some awesome dining experiences and witness chef collaborations with local, national and international chefs presenting their signature cuisines.
There are so much to look forward to! From Gourmet Village to Audi Gourmet Beach BBQ, Margaret River Farmers Market, Wine Tasting, Champagne Pairing, World Class Dining, Masterclass and so much more. Tickets are now available here. For more details, hop on to Margaret River Gourmet Escape’s Website and/or Facebook.