SINGAPORE: For a country that can take foodstuff extremely very seriously, the fifth version of Marina Bay Sands’(MBS) signature culinary festival Epicurean Market aims to satiate the multi-faceted palate of the Singapore gastronome from now until Aug 13.
This calendar year, the inaugural Singapore Avenue Foods experience aims to emphasize the most effective of multi-cultural Singaporean delicacies such as Teochew png kueh (glutinous rice cakes) and rendang pipi daging (braised wagyu beef cheek with rendang-design and style and turmeric ginger rice). Offered by MBS’s Increase restaurant, there will also be neighborhood favourites served with a twist such as the ginseng abalone bak kut teh and banana fritter with gula melaka ice cream alongside are living demonstrations of the generating of the savoury pastry char siew soh (flaky pastry with barbecue pork).
And in trying to keep with the Singapore spirit, there is a Kampung Bar presenting a collection of cocktails motivated by our neighborhood hawker fare. These beverages are infused with common spices such as chilli, lemongrass and pandan leaves. With choices such as the Singleton Milo Peng (The Singleton of Glen Ord 12 Yrs Outdated whisky mixed with Milo and vanilla) or the Kaya Bitter (Bulleit bourbon, frangelico, pandan flavour and kaya paste), there is all sorts of tipple for even the more adventurous palates.
Offerings from all the MBS signature celebrity chef places to eat – a perennial crowd-favorite – are also again this calendar year. Savour the possibility to taste chefs’ specials from the resort’s smorgasbord of choices including Adrift by David Myers, Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Avenue Kitchen, db Bistro & Oyster Bar by Daniel Boulud, Osteria and Pizzeria Mozza by Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton, The Fowl Southern Table & Bar by John Kunkel, Waku Ghin by Tetsuya Wakuda, Long Chim by David Thompson as nicely as Cut and Spago by Wolfgang Puck. Should attempts contain Waku Ghin’s grilled Ohmi Beef, CUT’s USDA Key New York Sirloin, Long Chim’s grilled lamb ribs and Adrift’s Hanasaki Queen Crab.
There’s also a sneak preview of Lavo, the multi-notion restaurant, lounge bar and nightclub from New York and Las Vegas that will make its Asian debut at MBS in early 2018. Epicurean Market 2017 provides a preview of its well known Italian dishes such as meatball with ricotta, prawn fra diavalo chifferi Pasta, and sliced prime NY strip steak roasted tomato chimichurri on crostini.
One more new entrant this calendar year is Japanese ramen restaurant chain Ippudo. It will be serving up its most recent rendition of the maze soba, crispy corn and rooster karaage.
But there is far more to this market than basically eating. This time, there will also be 30 complimentary grasp classes by celebrity cooks including two Michelin-star Waku Ghin’s Tetsuya Wakuda and Mozza’s Nancy Silverton who not long ago appeared on well-known tv exhibit Chef’s Table.
There are also tasting classes from the ticketed Connoisseur Series – a collection of top quality grasp classes led by the finest wine and spirits specialists in the organization. This calendar year, whisky aficionados can dive deep into the earth of top quality Japanese whisky with a tasting of Single Malts such as Karuizawa 40, Chichibu Japan Warrior Series Number Just one Single Cask 2369, or customised Yamazaki, Hakushu and Nikka from miniature Oak Barrels. Other top quality masterclasses contain an exploration of earth-course sparkling wine outside of Champagne and rediscovering the Rhone Valley with renowned vineyard M Chapoutier.
And for those people interested to convey the entire epicurean experience property, there is the specially curated Farmer’s Market that boasts new and good gourmet generate, seafood and a significant collection of craft beer and juices from Asia, Europe and North America. Search out for makes such as Huber’s Butchery, The Cheese Artisans, Honest Dim Sum and Epicerie Boulud, which is helmed by db bistro’s pastry chef Mandy Pan. The Epicerie Boulud stand will aspect an expanded pastry collection that includes total cakes, petit desserts, macarons, ice creams and Daniel Boulud’s signature Madeleines that will be baked on the spot.
3-working day passes are priced at S$39 per individual (inclusive of reserving fee). Every single ticket entitles you to a single free signature dish (value S$15) from any of the participating retailers, access to masterclasses and late night festivities that aspect are living DJ sets and cocktails from renowned mixologists.