Marina Bay Sands’ Epicurean Market

Next week we will be in Singapore, for the highly-anticipated Epicurean Market by Marina Bay Sands. It returns for the second year with a fresh theme and participation by celebrity chefs as well as the country’s finest wine distributors and food suppliers.

Waku Ghin - Marinated Botan Shrimp with Sea Urchin and Caviar

The gourmet food and wine appreciation event will be on next week, from the 12-14 September 2014 at Marina Bay Sands – the journey to a gastronomic adventure begins at Epicurean Market, which features a sophisticated indoor picnic theme this year within a beautiful garden setting. Guests will get to savour exquisite dishes and fine wines from over 50 restaurants, wineries and leading brands, expand their culinary knowledge through master classes and indulge in a market brimming with fresh produce.

Fresh from their Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants victories, award-winning chefs David Thompson (Long Chim) and Tetsuya Wakuda (Waku Ghin) will join their Singaporean contemporary Justin Quek (Sky on 57) in the line-up. Other renowned chefs making an appearance and giving master classes include Mozza’s Nancy Silverton, recipient of the 2014 James Beard Foundation’s coveted ‘Outstanding Chef’ award, and David Myers, award-winning chef and restaurateur from Los Angeles.

Priced at $23 per person for a three-day pass, each ticket comes with a pair of premium wine glasses by Schott Zwiesel. Each visitor will gain complimentary access to an exciting line-up of master classes by chefs and bakers, food and drink demonstrations by sommeliers, wine producers, mixologists and various industry experts.

Master Class Highlights


One highlight of the master classes is a mystery box cook-off between executive chefs Jonathan Kinsella (db Bistro Moderne) and David Almany (Osteria Mozza) as they challenge each other to prepare a dish using ingredients from a mystery box in an hour or less.

Another highlight would be catching Marina Bay Sands’ mixologist Lucas Swallows demonstrating on how to create light, aperitif style drinks using top Italian and French automatized wines.

Finally, I’m rather looking forward to learning the art of cocktail tasting and setting up a personalized home bar in style with two award-winning head bartenders, Joe Alessandroni and Zdenek Kastanek from Proof & Company Spirits. Through these two master classes, we will learn how to assess the balance, flavour, ingredients and overall quality of cocktails, as well as learning how to build a home bar by selecting spirits, bar tools and other necessities.

The Epicurean Market will be held at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Basement 2, Hall D & E from 12-14 September 2014. Tickets are available from 7 July 2014.

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