This month’s biggest party (read: National Day) is done and dusted, but the next few weeks are lined with some fascinating highlights for the local gastronomic scene. Four-hand collaborations and exclusive wine dinners are now just squeezed into the last few weeks of August. Consider the upcoming Peranakan-Kabayan dinner at Candlenut or an exciting menu with Open Farm Community with private home kitchen Dearborn Supper Club.
Then, there’s the next gastronomic event to look out for in September: the Michelin Guide. As usual, the new 2019 guide will be revealed with a glitzy gala dinner by renowned chefs. But in the event that you miss out on snapping up seats, we’ve got you covered with these equally delicious events as well.
One-Michelin-star restaurant Candlenut is collaborating with casual Filipino eatery Sarsá Kitchen+Bar for a one-night-only dinner showcasing the rich histories and ties between Peranakan and Kabayan cuisines. The four-hands dinner menu features signature dishes from both restaurants, curated in a way to reflect the similarities and flavours of both cuisines. Highlights include lechon sisig tacos, buah keluak satay and chicken binakol (chicken and Manila clams poached in coconut water.)
For one weekend only, Singaporeans will be able to get a taste of renowned cafes all around the world in one spot. The inaugural Cafe Culture will present a whole slew of highlights such as brunch dishes, pastries and cakes, from these cafes. Look out for the famous croissants from Melbourne’s Lune Croissanterie (dubbed the best in the world) and beautiful cakes from Sydney’s Koi Dessert Bar. Coffee, of course, is readily available throughout the expo.
Capella Singapore and acclaimed winery Xanadu Wines are coming together for a one-night-only wine dinners presenting a gastronomic journey throughout Australia. Along with fine produce sourced from all over Australia, the menu is also accompanied by exquisite wines from wineries in Margaret River. Highlights include smoked Petuna ocean trout with grapefruit, tobiko and parmesan emulsion, paired with Xanadu’s Exmoor Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2018.
If you haven’t managed to snap a table at Dearborn, one of Singapore’s hottest private home kitchens, consider taking time out for this collaboration. Open Farm Community will be hosting Dearborn’s chef Chris Kong for a five-course dinner, available for two nights. The menu sees modern European and Asian-inspired dishes prepared using local, sustainable and guilt-free ingredients.
New Zealand’s award-winning winemaker Te Mata Estate will be making a stop at Salt grill & Sky bar to introduce its range of signature wines. These will be accompanied by a four-course menu prepared by head chef Jake Kowalewski, which will weave in quality Australian produce as well. Look forward to mains like the Cape Gril tenderloin which will be paired with two wines, the Coleraine 2016 and Bullnose Syrah 2016.
Singapore’s first crayfish party is a local interpretation of a Swedish summer tradition that has been in practice for over a century. Called ‘kräftskiva,’ the annual festival sees everyone feasting on boiled crayfish outdoors with lots of alcohol for company. This local take at Gillman Barracks will see tons of crayfish and Swedish meatballs for everyone as well as a buffet line of cheese, salads and pies.
Ola Kitchen’s chef Daniel Chavez is bringing back Latinada, Singapore’s first Latin American food festival. The festival showcases the breadth of Latin American cuisine beyond just Mexican and Peruvian dishes. There will be island-wide events, starting with a mini street food pop-up at Camp Kilo. Expect Chilean barbecues and collaboration dinners during the event.
The launch of the 2019 edition of Michelin Guide Singapore is set for 17th September and, as usual, will be accompanied by a star-studded gala dinner. This year, the dinner is themed ‘Kitchen of Progression’ and will draw focus on sustainable ingredients and reducing food wastage. Chefs on the kitchen line-up includes Guillaume Galliot from Caprice, Jade Dragon’s Kelvin Au Yeung and Les Amis’ Sebastian LePinoy.