So far, 2019 has proven to be one of the most exciting times for Singapore’s dining scene. But before the year comes to a close, Marina Bay Sands is making one last hurrah with the company of its celebrity chefs from 13th to 15th December 2019.
The Epicurean Market, the resort’s annual food and wine fair, is now back for its sixth edition with a bigger round of activities to look forward to. The headlining event will be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre where visitors can expect to try over 60 dishes from Marina Bay Sands’ oeuvre of restaurants. Think celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s signature beef Wellingtons at Bread Street Kitchen, LAVO’s meatball pizzas and gourmet burgers from Black Tap. Keeping the upcoming festive season in mind, the Epicurean Market will also be hosting a Christmas market with treats like craft beer and wines, truffles and deluxe cheeses.
But for those looking for more than booth-hopping and window-shopping, the Epicurean Market has more to offer. This year, the fair is throwing in a list of complimentary masterclasses for visitors and exclusive dinners for those hoping to mingle with celebrity chefs. Expect a discovery on the ancient Japanese art of ikejime with chef Tetsuya Wakuda, an exclusive dinner with chef Wolfgang Puck and a peek preview of Mott 32. P.S. Stay on late on 15th December for Epicurean Market’s epic after-party at Marquee.
The Epicurean Market runs from 13th to 15th December, at Marina Bay Sands.
Executive chef Jonathan Kinsella presents a five-course menu of db Bistro signatures, paired with a flight of premium champagnes and wines from the LVMH group. Diners will get a chance to enjoy Krug Grande Cuvee (edition 166) with a tartine of Hokkaido uni, king crab and black truffle as well as Ao Yun (LVMH’s China-made wine) with a beef special.
Tao Group’s latest modern Japanese restaurant collaborates with award-wining brewery Hamakawa Shoten for an exclusive sake-pairing menu, featuring dishes like pufferfish tataki and Wagyu sirloin with black truffle. The dinner concludes at a roundtable with Hamakawa Shoten’s fourth-generation owner Naoaki Hamakawa.
Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck makes a special appearance at this year’s Epicurean Market. While here, Puck will be cooking out of Spago and is sharing a special dinner menu featuring Provence dishes — paying homage to his mentor chef Raymond Thuilier.
If you’ve missed the dinner, fret not. Wolfgang Puck will be collaborating with Spago’s chef Greg Bess for a quick masterclass on whipping up the perfect risotto — a must-go event for home cooks. A quick tip: the class is expected to be very popular, so queue up early.
Together with Japanese master Naoki Maeda, Waku Ghin’s chef Tetsuya Wakuda unpacks the ancient art of ikejime. The Japanese technique, still used today, is the secret behind fresh, quality fish found at high-end restaurants and sushi establishments.
On Sunday, Bread Street Kitchen’s chef Oscar Montelongo demonstrates the way to pull off the perfect Sunday roast at home. Montelongo shows the best way to prepare the classic roast with beef, pork or chicken along with perfect Yorkshire puddings and gravy.
Contemporary Chinese restaurant Mott 32 has yet to open its doors. But excited diners can still get a peek at the restaurant’s popular craft cocktail programme at this masterclass. Global bar manager Ajit Gurung will be showcasing a handful of Mott 32’s innovative drinks such as the Hong Kong Iced Tea, with jasmine tea, lillet blanc and tequila.