Cape Lodge, located in the Margaret River region in Western Australia’s extraordinary South West, is a boutique vineyard hotel and award-winning restaurant, which was voted Top Ten in the World for Food in Conde Naste Traveller’s Gold List. Executive chef Tony Howell’s philosophy is to only use the freshest local produce, and changes his menu daily depending on what’s available. Here, Tony tells us their story.
In the lead up to Margaret River Gourmet Escape 2012, a four-day food and wine festival happening in WA’s South West from November 22 to 25, Tourism Western Australia has been uncovering some of the people who call the region home, and who are behind the produce that the region is so well known for.
Thanks to its Mediterranean climate and rich fertile soils, WA’s South West has a reputation for producing world-class food and wine. The area is also well known for its pristine beaches, enviable surf breaks, ancient tall timber forests and an abundance of flora and fauna.