Get up close with culinary stars and enjoy feasts in unique settings in Margaret River Gourmet Escape

Culinary stars at the four-day food, produce and wine extravaganza include chef Andre Chiang (far left) of the two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Andre and award-winning mixologist Vijay Mudaliar (left) from Native bar.
Culinary stars at the four-day food, produce and wine extravaganza include chef Andre Chiang (above) of the two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Andre and award-winning mixologist Vijay Mudaliar from Native bar.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO
Culinary stars at the four-day food, produce and wine extravaganza include chef Andre Chiang (far left) of the two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Andre and award-winning mixologist Vijay Mudaliar (left) from Native bar.
Culinary stars at the four-day food, produce and wine extravaganza include chef Andre Chiang of the two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Andre and award-winning mixologist Vijay Mudaliar (above) from Native bar.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

The Margaret River Gourmet Escape has discussions with food and wine stars as well as exciting meals

The end-of-year holiday season is going to start with a bang for a lucky Straits Times subscriber, who will win a trip for two to attend this year's Margaret River Gourmet Escape from Nov 16 to 19.

Presented by Audi, the sixth-edition of the four-day food, produce and wine extravaganza in Australia features an impressive line-up of culinary stars, including talents such as chef Andre Chiang of the two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Andre and award-winning mixologist Vijay Mudaliar from Native bar.

Also attending are chef Luke Nguyen from Vietnamese eatery Red Lantern in Sydney and May Chow - named Asia's Best Female Chef at Asia's 50 Best Restaurants awards this year - of Asian burger joint Little Bao in Hong Kong and Bangkok.

The heart of the festival is the Gourmet Village set in the iconic Leeuwin Estate. Here, acclaimed food and wine stars will appear for themed demonstrations, question-and-answer sessions, panel discussions and masterclasses.

This year, the festival is also celebrating the region's 50th anniversary of commercial wine production and respected wine personalities at the festival will include wine critics Jancis Robinson and James Halliday.

Besides spotting culinary bigwigs, participants will also get to experience incredible collaborations, such as feasting while cruising across Geographe Bay at the Nautical Feast and dining in unique places such as a forest.

 

The four-day package for two worth $10,000 will include return economy flights from Singapore to Perth on Singapore Airlines, three nights' accommodation, event tickets and exclusive experiences such as access to sold-out dinners.

To participate in this giveaway, interested ST subscribers should download the SPH Rewards app, look for the Rewards section and save this deal to their e-wallet.

Once saved, press the e-mail button on the details page and tell us why you want to go to the Margaret River Gourmet Escape. In the e-mail, also include your name, NRIC number, mobile number and address.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 09, 2017, with the headline 'Win $10,000 trip for two to Margaret River'. Print Edition | Subscribe