Now this is food worth travelling for.
Who amongst us hasn’t considered a sneaky holiday for the food alone. Maybe you want to hit Hong Kong for some Michelin-starred dumplings? Or Texas for barbecue smokey enough to kill a man? But if you want to leave your passport at home and still access world-class dining experiences you might want to look into locking down tickets to the Margaret River Gourmet Escape this year.
The event is so popular with the gastronomically-inclined that they’ve added more tickets that go on sale today at 2pm through Ticketek. That means that if you were umming and aahing about whether to treat yourself to an evening with the first lady of British home cooking, Nigella Lawson, an elegant barbecue on the beach or a feast in the forest, now's the time to take the plunge.
Even without the lure of the festival, which recently won the title of 'Best Tourism Event in Australia', Margaret River is a gourmand's dream destination, with showstopping wine and produce and some serious muscle in their kitchens. But this way you get to rub shoulders with the likes of Frank Camorra (MoVida), the UK's Rick Stein and Mike McEnearney (No.1 Bent St), Guillaume Brahimi (Bistro Guillaume), Guy Grossi (Grossi Florentino) and James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion). Plus this year they're screening Netflix's boss food series, Chef's Table, under the stars. Binge-watching has never been so fancy.
The Margaret River Gourmet Escape runs from Nov 18-20, and tickets are available now.
Need an immersive food experience right now to get yourself primed? Go on an Asian food safari at the Night Noodle Markets.