Marina Bay Sands’ signature culinary festival, Epicurean Market, is set to cook up a storm on Aug 11-13 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre this year. To commemorate its fifth-year milestone, Epicurean Market 2017 will offer a new Singapore street food experience and cocktail bar inspired by local flavours.
The new Singapore Street Food experience will be set in a traditional two-storey shophouse that will highlight the best of multi-cultural Singaporean delicacies and evoke a sense of nostalgia.
Presented by RISE, Marina Bay Sands’ international buffet restaurant, the Singapore Street Food experience will feature local dishes such as Teochew Png Kueh, Roti Prata and Rendang Pipi Daging (braised wagyu beef cheek with rendang-style and turmeric ginger rice).
Visitors can also look forward to live demonstrations of the making of the savoury pastry Char Siew Soh, or try local dishes with a twist such as the “Ginseng” Abalone Bak Kut Teh; and Banana fritter with gula Melaka ice cream. Traditional sweets such as the Ice Kachang Ball, Ice Chendol, “Ting Ting Tang” and Muah Chee will also be featured.
In between bites, guests can also visit the new Kampung Bar that will offer a selection of local hawker fare inspired cocktails designed by some of the best Diageo World Class bartenders.
Expect to taste familiar spices such as chili, lemongrass and pandan in cocktails created with premium spirits like Tanqueray Gin and Don Julio tequila.
These local flavours will be offered alongside the international cuisine – from celebrity chef signature bites to award-winning wines and fresh produce – that has been the hallmark of Epicurean Market for the last five years.
Christine Kaelbel-Sheares, Vice President of Food & Beverage at Marina Bay Sands said, “We have come a long way since Epicurean Market was introduced five years ago. Each year brings new faces and activities, which culminates in an adrenaline-charged three day celebration of food and wine. This year, we’re happy to welcome back familiar brands and participants to our line-up, and are excited to dedicate an entire section to local street food. It’s our way to celebrate the nation’s rich tapestry of flavours and culture, as Singapore crosses its 52nd birthday in the same month.”
New restaurants in town Epicurean Market 2017 will also offer a sneak preview of Lavo – a multi-concept restaurant, lounge bar and nightclub that is set to open at Marina Bay Sands.
Lavo is a famed international nightlife brand, well-known for its upscale restaurants and nightclubs in Las Vegas and New York and is making its Asian debut at Marina Bay Sands. At Epicurean Market, Lavo will offer a taste of its Italian fare with its signature Meatball with ricotta, and dishes such as Prawn Fra Diavalo Chifferi Pasta, and Sliced Prime NY Strip Steak Roasted Tomato Chimichurri on Crostini.
Another new entrant to Epicurean Market is Japanese ramen restaurant chain IPPUDO, who will be serving up its newest rendition of the Maze Soba and sides such as Crispy Corn and Chicken Karaage.
The new restaurants will be featured alongside Marina Bay Sands’ signature restaurants -Adrift by David Myers, Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, db Bistro & Oyster Bar by Daniel Boulud, Osteria and Pizzeria Mozza by Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton, The Bird Southern Table & Bar by John Kunkel, Waku Ghin by Tetsuya Wakuda and Spago by Wolfgang Puck.
Anchor participants of Epicurean Market such as CÉ LA VI, Punjab Grill, Jin Shan and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – Beanstro will also dish out their signature bites.
The Connoisseur Series – premium wine and spirits masterclasses Back by popular demand since its introduction at Epicurean Market last year, The Connoisseur Series returns with a selection of premium master classes led by the finest wine and spirits experts in the business.
Whisky aficionados can dive deep into the world of premium Japanese Whisky with a tasting of Single Malts such as Karuizawa 40, Chichibu Japan Warrior Series Number One Single Cask 2369, or customised Yamazaki, Hakushu and Nikka from miniature Oak Barrels in a series of masterclasses.
Other premium masterclasses include an exploration of world class sparkling wine beyond Champagne and rediscovering the Rhone Valley with renowned winery, M.Chappoutier.
Tickets to the Connoisseur Series are available for sale at http://www.marinabaysands.com/epicurean-market.html.