Being a popular holiday destination in the Fareast, Singapore is thronged by travellers from all over the world who come to experience its indulgent charms – glittering shopping malls, plush hotels and elite restaurants. Yes, its elite restaurants – which are just a small part of its dynamic and world-renowned culinary scene. Singapore is dotted with a slew of eating joints – from Michelin-starred 5-star restaurants to heritage eating outlets to cafes to local food stalls to no-frills hawker centres. It also hosts some very interesting food festivals, which are frequented by top international chefs and celebrities. Read on to know more about some of these food festivals in Singapore.
Singapore Food Festival
To get a taste of authentic flavours of the local cuisine, visit the annual Singapore Food Festival. The festival is held in July each year and offers visitors a chance to savour Singapore’s culinary heritage – but, with a twist. The Singapore Food Festival aims to focus on the authentic delicacies dished out the new way by local chefs and home-grown culinary talents. You will never get bored here – the festival holds several events in different ambiences. Savour dishes at its numerous pop-ups, enjoy different flavours at its differently themed events including its popular signature event ‘STREAT’ that serves the best of Mod-Sin (Modern Singaporean) food palette cooked by famous chefs and hawkers at different prices.
Savour is an annual alfresco gourmet festival, which sees visits by top local and international chefs showing off their culinary skills in Singapore. It is, probably, an excellent place to be for fans of cooking workshops. You will be able to enjoy all kinds of dishes here – from xiao long bao (soup dumplings) to chicken skin sundae. There are 3 editions of this international festival including Savour Gourmet, Savour Wines and Savour Christmas. To keep the visitors interested, each festival edition runs several sessions including cooking workshops, meet-and-greet sessions by top chefs and special demonstrations for wine connoisseurs. You can also shop for rare or funky hard-to-find cookery items at its vast gourmet market.
World Gourmet Summit
An elite food festival, the World Gourmet Summit is all about fine dining across some of Singapore’s best restaurants. The event is a celebration of the fine dining culture in the city. National and international master chefs, Michelin star winners and world-renowned sommeliers participate in the event. Earlier editions of the festival has seen the presence of eminent names from the industry including the Roca brothers (of the three Michelin-starred El Celler de Can Roca), Mathieu Viannay and Anne-Sophie Pi. You will enjoy several dinner collaborations and wine tastings at the event, which begun on 20 March and will take place until 16 April 2017.
Singapore Craft Beer Week
Visit Singapore between 20 August and 27 August 2017 for an experience of the Singapore Craft Beer Week. You can drink away to glory at the festival, irrespective of beer label and type since the event serves such a huge variety of the beverage. To make things simple and to keep visitors interested, there are several events that take place during the festival including tap-takeovers, microbrewery tours, bar hops and tasters all across the best craft beer bars in the island. It is one whole week of fun with all things beer!