Vinophiles can rub shoulders with prominent wine critics Jancis Robinson and James Halliday at the 2017 Margaret River Gourmet Escape. The festival, from Nov 16 to 19, features a range of collaborative wine dinners with internationally renowned chefs – including David Thompson of Nahm and Singapore’s Andre Chiang – all against a bucolic backdrop of the riverside and its wineries.


Luxury hotel Como The Treasury in Perth has launched The Wildflower Experience to off er guests the opportunity to delve into indigenous foraging culture. The programme includes an investigation of wildflowers in the conserved bushlands of Kings Park and how these are used for food. Guests will taste some of these ingredients in a five-course tasting menu at the hotel’s Wildflower restaurant. Until Nov 30.

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