Supper with Nigella Lawson

This year's Margaret River Gourmet Escape is headlined by celebrity chef Nigella Lawson (left) and includes events such as Feast In The Forest, set inside an old barn in the woods of Leeuwin Estate (above).
This year's Margaret River Gourmet Escape is headlined by celebrity chef Nigella Lawson and includes events such as Feast In The Forest, set inside an old barn in the woods of Leeuwin Estate (above).PHOTO: MARGARET RIVER GOURMET ESCAPE
This year's Margaret River Gourmet Escape is headlined by celebrity chef Nigella Lawson (left) and includes events such as Feast In The Forest, set inside an old barn in the woods of Leeuwin Estate (above).
This year's Margaret River Gourmet Escape is headlined by celebrity chef Nigella Lawson (above) and includes events such as Feast In The Forest, set inside an old barn in the woods of Leeuwin Estate.PHOTO: MARGARET RIVER GOURMET ESCAPE

Take part in a contest for a chance to win a trip for two to this year's Margaret River Gourmet Escape

Subscribers of The Straits Times stand a chance to win a $10,000 trip for two from Nov 16 to 19 to this year's Margaret River Gourmet Escape in Perth.

This year, the Western Australian food, produce and wine extravaganza is headlined by English celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, who will be hosting a supper at Xanadu Wines that will feature a selection of her late-night eats, as well as a tea party at Howard Park Winery.

"I love the Margaret River Gourmet Escape crowd," she said in a statement.

"It's like hanging out with warm, like-minded people who create such a joyous and upbeat atmosphere - plus it's hard to resist the extraordinary combination of outstanding natural beauty, wonderful food and produce and excellent wine."

Joining her at the festival, which runs from Nov 16 to 18, are 45 other acclaimed chefs, including Rick Stein from Britain, Australia-born Skye Gyngell and Niki Nakayama of Los Angeles restaurant n/naka, as well as Australians Guy Grossi, Luke Mangan and Guillaume Brahimi.

The festival has 45 food and wine events taking place in more than 25 locations, from the Westpac Gourmet Beach BBQ, which will take place all weekend on the secluded Castle Rock Beach, to Feast In The Forest, set inside an old barn in the woods of Leeuwin Estate.

At the latter, diners can enjoy cuts of meat cooked over fire while sipping Leeuwin Estate wines.

Chefs will prepare barbecues from around the world, such as a West African-inspired feast by chef Jeremy Chan of London restaurant Ikoyi.

Singapore-based French chef Julien Royer, who helms two-Michelin-starred restaurant Odette at National Gallery Singapore, will host Julien's Domain, a sunset vineyard dinner with chef Seth James of Australian winery Wills Domain.

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

The four-day package for two will include return economy flights from Singapore to Perth on Singapore Airlines, three nights' accommodation, selected event tickets and exclusive experiences.

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

Once saved, press the "Go to website" button on the Details page and answer the question "Why I want to go for the Margaret River Gourmet Escape".

The contest ends on Oct 12. The winner must be able to travel from Nov 16 to 19. For more details, go to www.gourmetescape.com.au.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 04, 2018, with the headline 'Supper with Nigella Lawson'. Print Edition | Subscribe