Margaret River hosted its fifth annual Gourmet Escape food and wine festival from 18-20 November 2016.
A highlight was Friday night's Local Origins at the Vasse Felix Gallery led by a unique gathering of home-grown talent including Vasse Felix Executive Chef Aaron Carr, Jed Gerrard (Wildflower, Perth) and forager Paul Iskov (Fervor Food).
Festival headliner Nigella Lawson was in attendance on the night for a special Q&A, in addition to an unexpected appearance from Rick Stein.
The four course menu showcased the simplicity and flavour of Western Australia’s exceptional produce accompanied by some of Margaret River's finest wines.
Saturday night saw Aaron Carr join Isaac McHale (The Clove Club, London - #26 of the World's Best 50 Restaurants) to produce a sublime degustation dinner held in the Vasse Felix Restaurant.