The much anticipated annual premier food and wine festival returns to Singapore. This year's World Gourmet Summit celebrates it 21st run with a spotlight in culinary talents, creating a gastronomic assembly of both new and veteran chefs from over 15 countries including Japan, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Switzerland, Canada and many others.
Turkish Airlines is taking distinguished chefs from around the world to Singapore to serve up exclusive dining experiences, gourmet events and masterclasses. They include Jarno Eggen of two-Michelin-starred De Groene Lantaarn, dessert sensation Kiriko Nakamura of one-Michelin-starred Tirpse, four-time World Barbeque champion Grill-Ueli alias Ueli Bernold, Dharshan Munidasa in Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list, Thai Iron Chef Thaninthorn Chantrawan, and many more.
May of the island's most notable and award-winning dining establishments will also play host to specially crafted dinners and exclusive menus. The festival makes Singapore more than just a stopover by serving up delicious reasons for foodies and industry practitioners to visit from all over the world. If you're a gourmand, you won't want to miss this epicurean event.
Here are 8 reasons to make the World Gourmet Summit your dining room from March to April.
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse will be exchanging its menu inspired by ingredients from Australia to those of Canada when Chef Dinesh Nagalingam plays host to Chef Quentin Glabus. Best known for crafting new culinary creations and signature dishes using Canadian products, Chef Quentin represents Canadian embassies around the world. He was also the supervising head Canadian chef at the Canadian Olympic House in Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics last year.
El Mero Mero, best known for its contemporary Mexican cuisine will play host to one of Mexico's culinary stars. Chef Daniel Ovadía received the national award for "Best Mexican Restaurant" in the young restaurant entrepreneur category and was also elected by the Mexican government to represent the country in its bicentennial celebrations in 2010. He will be working with Chef Luis Rodriguez of El Mero Mero to serve up some innovative and authentico Mexicano.
This culinary collaboration is hosted by Chef Ryan Clift at his award-winning restaurant Tippling Club. Chef Ryan is recognized as one of the world's top chefs and his restaurant is best known for its ultra-progressive modern gastronomy. Joining him in this exquisite dinner is Chef Mitch Lienhard, global winner of San Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 from San Francisco. Together they will craft an 8-course lunch and dinner menu that marries bright and bold expression of classical cuisine with playful, avant-garde executions.
Renowned Chef Jarno Eggen of two-Michelin-starred De Groene Lantaarn in Zuidwolde, Netherlands, will present his distinctive creative and technical flair in Singapore. You can enjoy a 5-course dinner crafted and paired with Champagne Ruinart at Dolce Vita, Mandarin Oriental Singapore by the Dutch culinary maestro.
This gourmet party will showcase the best of food and beverage from the Summit in Chjimes, joined by ambassadors from various foreign embassies in Singapore. The team of chefs include Daniel Chavez, Ken Ling, Li Man, Luis Rodriguez, Wanthana Nikonsaen, Bunchu Nittayo, Chookiat Kantha, Luu Meng, Bíró Lajos, Dharshan Munidasa, Grill Ueli and Quentin Glabus. You can savour a wide range of culinary delights from their gastronomic and cocktail stations at affordable prices.
National Kidney Foundation Charity Gala Dinner - 6 April
The World Gourmet Summit continues to support the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) cause of providing care for kidney patients and raise public awareness of kidney disease prevention in Singapore through this charity event. An auction will be carried out during the dinner and all funds raised are donated to NKF. Held at Swissôtel The Stamford, the dinner will feature culinary delights created by a team of awarding winning chefs comprising of Singapore National Culinary Team, Singapore Junior Chefs Club, Chef Kirk Westaway from JAAN and Robert Stirrup, Swissôtel The Stamford's Director of Culinary Operations.
Tamarind Hill Singapore will play host to a Thai street market complete with outdoor grills and street food stalls. You can enjoy an evening in the surrounds of a historic colonial bungalow with the choice of over 25 authentic Thai creations and free flowing glass of ice cold beer. The kitchen is helmed by Chef Wanthana and her team of Thai chefs.
This 2 Days 1 Night event is only available to only 38 guests. It features an overnight stay in the restored colonial residence of ultra boutique Villa Samadhi and dining experiences at Tamarind Hill, known for its traditional and contemporary Siamese cuisine. Resident Chef Wanthana Nikosaen is serving up a platter of gourmet lifestyle activities a wine and music afternoon, tea appreciation, Thai market soiree and Sunday brunch.