The countdown to Epicurean Market 2017 begins
Three days of culinary festivities at Marina Bay Sands with over 70 participants on 11-13 August. The stage is set for the return of Epicurean Market 2017, the hallmark food and wine celebration at Marina Bay Sands taking place from 11-13 August. From Michelin-starred signature bites, to rare whiskies and spirits, farm-fresh produce and stellar master classes across three expansive halls, the organizers of Epicurean Market are gearing up to make its fifth year milestone the best edition yet.
Take your palates for a grand culinary tour at over 20 restaurants in Marina Bay Sands as they serve their signature bites at Epicurean Market. This year, ticket-holders get to enjoy a free signature dish worth S$15 from participating outlets such as Adrift, Bread Street Kitchen, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, db Bistro & Oyster Bar, LAVO, Osteria and Pizzeria Mozza, RISE, Spago, The Bird Southern Table & Bar and Waku Ghin. The complimentary bites include Bread Street Kitchen’s signature Fish & Chips, one of the best-sellers during last year’s Epicurean Market.
Diageo is making a big splash at this year’s Epicurean Market with five specialty bars including the new Kampung Bar, a Tanqueray Garden serving up the well-loved Gin and Tonic, the signature World Class Bar helmed by Singapore Diageo Reserve World Class Winner 2017 Sin Kim Shin, a Whisky Lounge and the Singleton Sensorium.
Beyond the feasting, participants can experience plenty of non-stop action at the auditoriums as industry gurus gear up for 27 complimentary master classes on food, wine, and spirits.
Watch our chefs and sommeliers bring out their competitive sides with the Mystery Box Challenge and the inaugural Sommelier Blind Tasting Battle. The Mystery Box Challenge, the festival’s epic culinary showdown, will pit Sabrina Stillhart (Executive Chef of Bread Street Kitchen) against three-time winner Jonathan Kinsella (Executive Chef of db Bistro & Oyster Bar). Award-winning sommeliers Britt Ng from Bread Street Kitchen and Erwin Tang from Osteria Mozza will also battle it out at the first-ever Blind Tasting Battle.
Star studded chefs’ appearances: (L-R) Tetsuya Wakuda (Waku Ghin), Nancy Silverton (Mozza), David Thompson (Long Chim), David Myers (Adrift), John Kunkel (The Bird Southern Table & Bar)
The Connoisseur Series
Back by popular demand since its introduction last year, the Connoisseur Series is a selection of premium master classes led by the finest food, wine and spirits experts in the business.
For the first time at Epicurean Market, get up close with Ivan Karlić, a third-generation truffle hunter from the Buzet region, the truffle capital of Istria in Croatia, on his stories about truffle hunting and tasting. For generations, the Karlić family hunts truffles with their dogs in oak forests and is renowned for taking visitors on a breath taking truffle-hunting experience. In this exclusive master class, Ivan Karlić will share about his experiences and provide cooking demonstrations with his prized truffles.
Japanese whisky lovers will be delighted with three specially curated master classes presented by East Asia Company & Far East Whisky. Experience a tour of rare Japanese whiskies in the Japanese Aged Single Malt & Blended Whiskies master class, or taste the
￼Customized Yamazaki 12, Hakushu 12 and Hibiki 12 from miniature American charred White Oak Barrels in this special master class. The Karuizawa and Chichibu masterclass will also feature some very old and rare malts from new award-winning Japanese distilleries.
Discover the King of Cognacs with Remy Cointreau International and get an insight into how and why the Louis XIII is one of the most coveted and expensive spirits in the world.
Tickets to The Connoisseur Series can be booked at www.marinabaysands.com/epicureanmarket.
Pick up fresh produce at close to wholesale prices at the Farmer’s Market where produce is air-flown from Asia, Europe and North America. This year, expect a larger selection of craft beer and juices as well as take-home goodies from Chef Daniel Boulud’s Épicerie Boulud that will feature an expanded selection of pastries and desserts made on the spot. The Mozza booth in the Farmer’s Market will also offer fresh hand-made pasta and its exclusive spice rubs.
Citibank Singapore returns as the Presenting Sponsor of Epicurean Market.
“Citibank Singapore is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Epicurean Market for the fourth consecutive year. This is an especially eventful year as the culinary festival marks its fifth year anniversary. As one of the largest credit card issuers in Singapore with leading best-in-class dining programs, we consistently look to bring novel culinary experiences to our customers. Our card members will benefit from exclusive perks including discounted ticket prices for the three-day fair which offers access to celebrity restaurants, fine foods, and premium wines and spirits. This year, our card members will also get to enjoy the Singapore street food experience and cocktail bar to mark the event’s fifth-year milestone,” said Vikas Kumar, Head of Cards and Personal Loans at Citibank Singapore.”
Other sponsors include Official Soft Drink Coca Cola, Official Artesian Water FIJI Water, Lifestyle Sponsor Miele, Official Car INFINITI and Official Entertainment Media TimeOut Singapore. The event is also supported by Friends of Epicurean, including Classic Fine Foods, Lau Choy Seng, Sincere Food, Fortune Impex and Chin Guan Hong.
Tickets to Epicurean Market are selling fast. Three-day passes are priced at S$39 which includes a signature dish worth S$151, access to masterclasses and late night festivities that feature live DJ sets and cocktails from renowned mixologists. The show is staged at Halls A, B, C of Sands Expo and Convention Centre.
1 From participating outlets including Adrift, Bread Street Kitchen, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, db Bistro & Oyster Bar, Lavo, Osteria and Pizzeria Mozza, RISE, Spago, The Bird, Waku Ghin.
￼Sands Rewards members can enjoy 15 per cent2 off tickets.
Tickets are now available at www.marinabaysands.com/epicureanmarket
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