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Singapore’s Ryan Clift & Sam Leong join Marco Pierre White at MRGE this November


Margaret River Gourmet Escape 2015  is  set  to  be  bigger  than  ever  before,  with  the  announcement  of international headline chef,  the ‘Godfather  of  modern  cooking’, Marco  Pierre  White. Marco  will  take  part  in  the  three-day culinary extravaganza, with a full program  of  events  hosted  by  over  40  of  the  world’s  leading  food  and wine personalities and  showcasing  the  best  of  WA and the Margaret River Wine region. Tickets go on sale at midday on Tuesday 28th July (AWST).

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Marco  has built  an empire  of  London restaurants  and  was  the  youngest  chef  to  win  three  Michelin  stars and this year celebrates the 25th anniversary  of  his  cookbook, White Heat “the  coolest  cookbook  ever  written”. Known for his  fiery  nature, the famed  British  chef,  author  and  restaurateur  who  mentored the  likes  of Gordon  Ramsay and Mario  Batali will  engage  with  Margaret  River  Gourmet  Escape’s  audience  and  showcase  quintessential  produce and wine  from  the  South  West. One  of  the  most  anticipated  events  across  the  three-day  festival  will  see  Marco host  a Q&A  over dinner at  the  exquisite  Vasse  Felix  winery  with  his  alumni Jock  Zonfrillo, Richard  Turner and Patrick Spencer. These great chefs  will  re-create  signature  dishes  that  the  then  young  chefs  had  to  produce  under Michelin starred  pressure  from  the  kitchen’s  of  Marco  Pierre  White’s  eponoymous  restaurants. “Eating  is  one  of the most important aspects of living. I like indulging. I like to eat one food at a time, to savour each individual thing,” says Marco.
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“The  Australian  food  scene fascinates  me so  I  am  especially  excited  to  return  and  be  part  of  this  extraordinary festival and  explore  the  diversity of  incredible  produce  and  wine  from  this  beautiful  region,  Margaret  River. Joining me is an impressive  line  up  of  international talent  who  feel  the  same  way  from  Mexico  to  Russia,  Chile  and Thailand.”
Singapore Heavy Weights Join  Marco  on  the  Margaret  River  Stage
Ryan Clift - Profile
Singapore’s Ryan Clift from the Tippling Club will be making his debut at Margaret River Gourmet Escape. With Ryan’s culinary prowess, the Singapore restaurant scene has been propelled onto the global stage. Before the Tippling Club, Ryan worked with some of the best chefs including Marco-Pierre White, Peter Gordon and Emmanuel Renaut.
Sam Leong[1]
Returning for the second year is Chef Sam Leong. His signature creations at Margaret River Gourmet Escape last year proved popular with the Guest Chefs and with international visitors to the event. Chef Sam is considered a trendsetter in modern Chinese Cuisine and his innovative contemporary Chinese recipes are constantly evolving.
From all corners of the world, an incredible and unique coming together of global talent, six of whom are from the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best list will join Marco in Margaret River to inspire and excite guests through a mutual respect of biodiversity and sustainability making their trip to a region rich in these practices.
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Event Details Dates: 20-22 November 2015
To see the full program of events, visit www.gourmetescape.com.au
Tickets available through Ticketek from 28th July (AWST) – www.ticketek.com.au
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