This year’s Epicurean market is expected to be the biggest and best yet. In its fifth year, this food and wine festival promises an amazing line-up of activities, tastings, demonstrations, master classes and more, all under one roof at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre.
To commemorate its fifth-year milestone, Epicurean Market 2017 will offer a new Singapore street food experience and a cocktail bar inspired by local flavours. Presented by Rise, Marina Bay Sands’ international buffet restaurant, the Singapore Street Food experience will be set in a two-storey shop-house. Here, visitors can sample an array of local dishes, from Teochew png kueh to rendang pipi daging (braised rending-style wagyu beef cheek with turmeric ginger rice); and try local favourites with a twist, like ginseng abalone bak kut teh and banana fritter with gula melaka ice cream.
To refresh your palate, head over to Kampung Bar, which will offer a selection of hawker fare-inspired cocktails designed by some of the best Diageo World Class bartenders. Expect familiar flavours like lemongrass, kaya, laksa and pandan, in cocktails created with premium spirits like Tanqueray Gin and Don Julio Tequila.
New restaurants and international cuisine
Visitors can also look forward to tasting signature bites from Marina Bay Sands’ top celebrity chef-owned restaurants, including Adrift by David Myers, Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen, db Bistro & Oyster Bar by Daniel Boulud, Waku Ghin by Tetsuya Wakuda and Spago by Wolfgang Puck.
Get a sneak preview of Lavo, a multi-concept restaurant, lounge bar and nightclub that is set to open at Marina Bay Sands. Sample its signature Italian dishes, like meatball with ricotta and prawn fra diavalo chifferi pasta. Other new entrants to Epicurean Market 2017 include Japanese ramen restaurant chain Ippudo, Dallas Café & Bar, and Chinese restaurant Seafood Paradise.
For wine and spirit lovers
In addition to Kampung Bar, Diageo will present four other specialty bars, including Tanqueray Garden, which will serve Gin and Tonic, the signature World Class Bar helmed by Singapore Diageo Reserve World Class Winner 2017 Sin Kim Shin, and a Whisky Lounge. Wine connoisseurs can look forward to the largest showing of wine vendors this year at the Wine Walk.
There will be 27 complimentary master classes on food, wine and spirits. Get tips from two-Michelin starred chef Tetsuya Wakuda (Waku Ghin), Nancy Silverton (Mozza), David Myers (Adrift), David Thompson (Long Chim), Hide Yamamoto and Javed Ahamad (Punjab Grill) on mastering their respective cuisines; learn how to build a home bar from William Pravda, bar manager at Bread Street Kitchen, and explore the world of cocktails with Proof & Co.
And don’t miss the premium master classes led by food, wine and spirits experts. Meet Ivan Karlic, a third-generation truffle hunter from the Buzet region in Croatia, or experience rare Japanese whiskies with three specially curated master classes presented by East Asia Company & Far East Whisky.
Shop for fresh produce and fine gourmet foods from all over the world. This year’s Farmer’s Market will offer more produce, seafood, desserts and baked goods, from brands like Huber’s Butchery, The Cheese Artisans, Sincere Dim Sum and Épicerie Boulud.
When: 11 to 13 Aug
Where: Halls A, B, C of Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Time: 12pm-2am (11 & 12 Aug) and 12pm-9pm (13 Aug)
Tickets: Three-day passes are priced at $39, which includes a signature dish worth $15, access to master classes and late night festivities that feature live DJ sets and cocktails from renowned mixologists. Tickets are available at www.marinabaysands.com/epicureanmarket