Epicurean Market at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore showcases stellar chefs, exquisite food and wines and offering more than 65 leading brands and over 35 master classes for three days from 12-14 September
Epicurean Market 2014 is all set to indulge the palates of food aficionados over a multi-sensory gourmet celebration at Marina Bay Sands. From 12-14 September, guests can experience award-winning bites from celebrity chef restaurants; dive deep into 35 master classes; interact with over 65 leading brands; bring home exclusively-bottled sauces and spice rubs; lounge at the central bar; dance to deejay-spun music; pick up produce at the Fresh Food Market and discover the finest wines from over 20 wine merchants.
Multi-Sensory Experience at Epicurean Market
Catch the kitchen action and camaraderie as chefs cook live to whip up their signature dishes for Epicurean Market. Enjoy freshly shucked oysters at db Bistro Moderne with its new raw oyster bar, gourmet DBGB hot dogs, a selection of delicious charcuterie and warm madeleines.
At Mozza, guests will get to dip their hands into fresh dough and learn from the masters to make orecchiette by hand. The orecchiette is the most typical pasta shape of Puglia, a region of southern Italy. Its name comes from its shape, which resembles a small ear. Mozza will present fresh pasta and pizza dishes and cookbooks from celebrity chefs Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali.
CUT by Wolfgang Puck will serve delicious Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Shrimp and Crab Louis, Chocolate and Caramel Push Pop Ice Cream. At Waku Ghin, Chef Tetsuya Wakuda will debut a series of Japanese pastries in addition to his award-winning cuisine with dishes such as the signature Marinated Botan Shrimp with Sea Urchin and Caviar, Grilled Ohmi Beef with fresh wasabi and Carpaccio of Petuna Ocean Trout with Bitter Salad. For a taste of Chef Justin Quek’s Franco Asian cuisine, Sky on 57 is offering JQ’s Signature Foie Gras Xiao Long Bao, Buri-oh Ceviche with black truffle vinaigrette and daily specials such as Pan Roasted Iberico De Bellota Neck. In addition, guests will get to sample dishes of upcoming restaurants at Marina Bay Sands by chefs David Thompson and David Myers.
Guests can linger at the modern farmer’s market operated by Fresh Trust where berries, summer and winter fruits; hydroponics and organic vegetables; macadamia nuts as well as organic beef and lamb from Australia are on display. Diners can also pop by the market for a shot of the much-touted superfood kale – this versatile vegetable will be presented in various forms, such as kale juice and kale chips, all prepared fresh on the spot.
Wine connoisseurs can look forward to the finest and rarest wines sourced from around the world at the massive Wine Walk. Over 20 wine suppliers including Monopole, Enoteca, Wine Culture, Unique Wines, Excaliber Wines and Alfa International are taking part in the event. At the Singapore Straits Wine booth, apart from organic and rare wines on sale, sommeliers will share their knowledge on wines with activities such as wine and cheese pairings, thematic wine tasting and a blind tasting session. Its booth will display mini bottles of scents for guests to test their senses. Culina will offer the famous Taittinger Champagne paired with caviar and Iberico ham while KOT Selections will conduct a blind tasting competition at its booth.
Second-time exhibitor KOT Selections’ founding and managing partner Ong Yi Xin said, “Last year, we had a fantastic response from guests and are expecting an even stronger and more enthusiastic crowd this time. We’ll also be introducing incredible new additions to our wine portfolio from California.” He will also be presenting a master class on the concept of terroir, illustrating how a particular region’s climate, soil and terrain influence each wine’s traits with examples from various vineyards.
Over at Proof & Company’s booth, experience its new pop up retail concept with the sale of artisanal spirits and cocktail ingredients, Japanese and European bar tools and books on cocktail making – everything you need to build a beautiful home bar. Guest will get to sample premium artisanal spirits, take part in mini cocktail making classes by three world-ranked bartenders, Joe Alessandroni, Zdenek Kastanek and Peter Chua.
Spencer Forhart, Portfolio Director at Proof & Company said, “There has never been a better time for food and beverage in Singapore, the industry is flourishing as consumers become ever more focused on quality. We’re extremely proud to be featured alongside Singapore’s globally renowned food and beverage teams at this year’s Marina Bay Sands’ Epicurean Market. The Proof & Company team will be showcasing an exciting new pop-up retail concept for the first time, bringing the art of craft cocktails to Singapore’s chefs.”
Unwind over the weekend at the sleek central bar presented by Veuve Clicquot Champagne and Ketel One Vodka. Guests can enjoy a bespoke bar experience within Epicurean Market by sipping the elegant Veuve Clicquot and cocktails handcrafted by celebrated mixologists using fresh produce at the Ketel One craft pop-up bar.
Epicurean Market will be held at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Basement 2, Hall D & E from 12-14 September 2014.
By Ong Chin Huat