Tucked away in the South-East is a tiny dot of landmass called Singapore known truly as a smelting pot of cultures and cusines. Food is veiwed as a national identity and in many ways a unifying cultural thread as well. Its no surprise that the World Gourmet Series kicks off amidst the tickling of palettes with festive spirits lighting the way.
Encompassing a series of dazzling events, embark on a sumptuous ten-day fiesta that aims to further elevate the food and beverage scene in Singapore and its citizens’ appreciation of wine.
17th Nov – Join the launch of the Wine & Restaurant Experience in this sparkling event featuring the industry’s leading champagnes alongside with gastronomic creations by top restaurants in Singapore. Held in the newly-opened Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa, you can enjoy a night admiring the exhibits including the Jewel of Muscat, a gift from the Omani government to Singapore. Seven partner restaurants will be serving up canapés for the night such as Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant, OSO Ristorante, Le Tonkin Restaurant & Lounge, My Humble House, Gattopardo and Yantra; to be paired with an assortment of wines. Click here for event details and menu details
Gattopardo Italian Restaurant Bar: Risone con polipo brasato e midollo di b ue
19th Nov – For a night of exquisite dining, Mastroberardino Wines, Campania’s most renowned winery will present wines paired with scrumptious cuisine at Gattopardo Italian Grill & Pizzabar. Winemaker Piero Mastroberardino will be bringing in a few of his top-class wines like that of Radici Fiano di Avelliono DOCG and Villa dei Misteri, so indulge in these fine wines along with food specially prepared by Chef Lino Sauro of Gattopardo Italian Grill & Pizzabar. Click here for event details and menu details
21st Nov – Held in collaboration with International Exhibition Management (IEM) this event is specially crafted to provide Italian wine and olive oil producers an extraordinary opportunity to make their products known to the international market. The programme consists of delightful and informative seminars, walk-around and guided tastings. Meet and greet the brands and makers behind some of Italy’s most outstanding wine labels. Click here fore event details
21st Nov – Be part of this marvellous evening promoting the art of pairing exquisite cuisines & fine wines. Showcasing an assortment of 15 premium Italian wines paired with culinary delights from one of Singapore’s leading Italian restaurant, this evening promises to be a memorable epicurean experience for all. Not only will Chef Lino Sauro be presenting his southern Italian cuisine, he will be accompanied by Chef Oscar Pasinato of Buko Nero and Chef Carlo Marengoni. Click here for event details and menu details
The Song Of India Tandoori Platter
22nd Nov – Recognised by wine cognoscenti as one of the most revered wine regions of the world, Bordeaux produces some of the world’s most exclusive vintages. Paired with sensational Indian cuisine, this special dinner will feature wines from the right bank of the Bordeaux region, a match certainly made in culinary heaven. Click here for event details
22nd Nov – Savour the fine wines of top winemaker, Dott. Alberto di Gresy of Marchesi di Gresy vineyard at the Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar. Awarded with “5 Grappoli” the highest accolade possible by the Association of Italian Sommeliers, Alberto di Gresy produces wine with the best available technology while respecting tradition, transferring as much as possible of the character and personality of the terrain vineyard site into the bottle. Drop by for a chance to meet up with the winemaker and let your taste buds linger in the elegant wines provided by Marchesi di Gresy. Click here for event details and menu details
Le Tonkin Restaurant Lounge: cochine chine
22nd Nov – Selected few of Singapore’s leading restaurants are set to tease your taste buds with the special feature activities lined-up during the ten-day epicurean experience. Seize the chance and indulge in decadence by heading down to any one of these exclusively planned featured activity. Click here for event details
23rd Nov – Share your passion for sparkling bubbly with La Confrérie du Sabre d’Or, devoted to promoting the act of Sabrage and the enjoyment of Champagne. Witness their unique manner of opening a champagne bottle with a sabre and enjoy fine cuisine prepared by Osia, Resort World Sentosa. Click here for event details and menu details
24th Nov – Enjoy a German Night with MAGMA Wine Bistro & Bar when authentic German cuisine is paired with a variety of German wines. Some of the popular white wines in the world such as Rieslings are found in this European region so guests will be amazed with what MAGMA Wine Bistro & Bar has to offer. Dishes such as flammkuchen and hochzeitssuppe also known as the ‘wedding soup’ will be prepared by German Chef Jan Touschil. Click here for event details and menu details
26th Nov – Discover the wine world one sip at a time with a map and a glass in hand at the WRX Wine Journey. For S$38, have a seat at the wine masterclasses by five distinguished wine experts such as Tan Ying Hsien, Britta Geise, Edwin Soon, Dane Knight and Michael Thurner. These experts are on-hand to field questions about the wines, the regions, the vineyards, the grapes – you name it! For S$88, on top of the masterclasses, experience the art of wine and food pairing when eight participating restaurants will offer a live preparation of their signature dishes. And for S$148 and for a limited pax of 60 people, guests will be able to take part in an exclusive VIP tasting where six local importers will showcase three of their most sought-after wines. With free-flow butler service of food plus a private VIP Masterclass, this provides a personalised encounter with fine wine and the importers who bring them in. Click here for event details and menu details
27th N0v – Enjoy a perfect Sunday brunch specially prepared by nine of Singapore’s leading restaurants from Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, My Humble House, Gattopardo Italian Grill & Pizzabar, OSO Ristorante, Absinthe, Yantra, Sheraton Towers, Restaurant Lounge and Bilbao Restaurant & Gastrobar. Browse the buffet for signature dishes and round off this indulgent gourmet treat with a great selection of international wines. Click here for event details and menu details
29th Nov – This gala dinner features one of the world’s rarest and sought after king foods – Italian white truffles. The exquisite Italian dinner will be prepared by three-Michelin-starred chef Luisa Valazza and paired with the private wine collection of respected winemaker Pio Boffa from Pio Cesare. A group of 50 gourmands will have the chance to enjoy this extraordinary rare culinary treat flown in especially for this event. Click here for event details and menu details
Seafood Ceviche with Watermelon, Young Coconut & Basil
30th Nov – Enjoy opulent dining at its finest at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore with dishes specially prepared by several Awards Of Excellence recipients. Visitors can expect to be floored at the final Wine & Restaurant Experience gala dinner with flavours from My Humble House, The Song of India, Majestic Restaurant and more. Click here for event details and menu details
If you’re in Singapore this November, its a lovely opportunity to experience this epicurean festival showcasing the intricate craftsmanship of prestigious chefs and an exposition of internationally acclaimed vintners. Visitors can find more details on reservations and ticket availability online on their official site.
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