Gourmet Escape grabs attention of foodies | Photos

Food fans, wine lovers and beer aficionados flocked to the South West corner of the state for the 2018 Margaret River Gourmet Escape.

The Gourmet Village, this year catering towards a more family-focused crowd, welcomed thousands of visitors across Saturday and Sunday, while satellite events at the region’s wineries, breweries and a number of unique locations offered a chance to dine with celebrity chefs and fellow foodies.

The Chef’s Amphitheatre was a big drawcard for those wanting to hear from their favourite cooking personalities, with Nigella Lawson, Matt Stone, Jo Barrett and Andrew Wong joining their fellow celeb chefs in live cooking demonstrations and Q&A sessions. 

Rain did little to deter the crowds on Sunday, where the traditional ‘locals day’ had residents from the region joining the throng of visitors to sample items from pop up restaurants and bars around the Village.

Photos: Sophie Elliott & Nicky Lefebvre