Some of the world’s most celebrated celebrity chefs settled in at Cape Lodge again for 5 days last week for the Margaret River Gourmet Escape festival. The amazing line up of culinary superstars included Heston Blumenthal, Rick Stein, Testsuya Wakuda, Adriano Zumbo, Alex Atala and George Calombaris joining the list of the other star studded personalities for what is being described as Asia Pacific’s largest food and wine festival.

Held over 3 days the Margaret River Gourmet Escape delivered an amazing program showcasing the best of Western Australia and the Margaret River Wine Region through a lauded line up of over 25 international and Australian food and wine personalities and special events including beach BBQs, long table  lunches, pop up restaurants and celebrity chef dinners.

The team in the Cape Lodge kitchen had the daunting task of cooking for the all star chefs in residence introducing them to the magnificent fresh produce of the region that included marron, dhufish, venison and kangaroo. The visiting chefs were blown away by the local ingredients and prepared impromptu cook up in the kitchen of the Cape Lodge Residence.