World's Best with us at Gourmet Escape
We are delighted to welcome the world’s top female chef, Ana Roš, to collaborate on a special event on Saturday, 18 November, 2017 for Gourmet Escape.
Named World's Best Female Chef for 2017 at the World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards earlier this year, Ana is the powerhouse behind her family restaurant, Hiša Franko in Kobarid, Slovenia. Her story is best told in her words;
“After I met my future husband we travelled all around the world to see and understand the best kitchens in the world, from Adria Ferran to Heston Blumenthal, Roca brothers, Carme Ruscalleda, Heinz Beck, Alajmo family…it is funny to see now, these same people visiting our beautiful and rural Hiša Franko,” Ana said.
“I closed myself in the kitchen working hard on techniques, flavours, studying from many books I have (traditional and modern), trying to understand my own way. I wanted to be able to express the season, the territory, my character, my travels, my femininity.”
"At the beginning I was completely self-trained, playing on my talent of combining tastes and on what my mother-in-law was able to transfer: the knowledge of bread, meat, simple and basic desserts, pastas. After a few years I had a chance to work and become friends with some world famous chefs and some of them gave me the best possible bases for my cuisine.”
Ana will work closely with Voyager Estate Head Chef, Santi Fernandez to create a six-course menu, paired with wines from our cellar as well as other Margaret River greats.
Our other guest chef for Gourmet Escape is Kevin Cherkas, of Cuca in Bali. Kevin is bringing his team to Margaret River for part of our In Residence series, Bali Eats and Beats, on Thursday, 16 and Friday, 17 November, where guests can expect our wines paired with Cuca’s brand of delicious Bali-inspired quirky comfort food.
“Margaret River was a discovery we did not expect,” said Kevin.
“We knew it was good but underestimated its ability to produce world class wine in a magical place filled with truly great people.”
“Ironically the first winery we tried was Voyager Estate and they seemed to set the tone for everything that followed. Since that trip we became determined to showcase what we do alongside their shockingly excellent wine and timeless property. We can finally say we are back baby. Come hungry, we will be ready!”
Tickets for Ana & Santi’s World Discovery Dinner presented by Audi are available via Ticketek from 12pm AWST on September 9.
Tickets for our Kevin’s In Residence Bali Eats and Beats dinners can be booked through our website here or call us on +61 8 9757 6354.