A community-minded, feel-good festival centred around food, friends, family and music, Gourmet Feast in the Valley is a weekend-long celebration of everything Gourmet Escape stands for, starting with a truck-load of eating and drinking options.
Cooking over fire is going to be one of the weekend’s big themes, not least in the Feast Fire Pit presented by Australian Good Meat which will host some of the hottest names in barbecue. Watch culinary heavyweights such as Marco Pierre-White (UK), Jess Pryles (Austin, Texas) sear, sizzle and grill over open flames as they explore and celebrate the nuances of different styles of BBQ. Hosted by London’s party-starter, Christian Stevenson, aka DJ BBQ, the Feast Fire Pit will be the perfect hangout for barbeque-lovers.
Joining the inaugural party will be a selection of Perth’s hottest food trucks, offering an “imaginative and local” menu starring festival-only specials highlighting produce from the Swan Valley and surrounds.
Gourmet Feast will celebrate the local legends and characters offering hands-on workshops with the makers and artisans of this historical region. Get under the skin of what makes Swan Valley so special with a community of like-minded winemakers, distillers, crafters, growers, producers and chefs.
Music will also be a big part of the Gourmet Feast. On Saturday, Aussie alt-rock favourites The Rubens will take to the stage, supported by the hugely talented Fergus James, Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics and Andrew Levins on the decks, whilst they’re keeping the atmosphere a little more relaxed and local on the Sunday with singer-songwriters Web Rumors, Carla Geneve and Abbe May.
Now factor in an epic family program including the queen of children's entertainment, Justine Clark on Saturday, and the star of ABC Kids hit show Dirtgirl celebrates life outside, set to music the whole family can dig on Sunday.