The Great Food Festival: International culinary celebrities are here in Singapore!

Debuting for the first time, The Great Food Festival is Singapore’s largest gourmet and lifestyle event. It will be held over four days from 21 to 24 September 2017 at Resorts World Sentosa. This festival will feature the biggest collection of international culinary stars from around the world, setting a new benchmark for food festivals in Asia.

There are three segments in this festival to accommodate the extensive array of culinary and lifestyle trends. They are the Star Chef Arena, Heritage lane, and the Rollin’ Sweet Times. (Read the next article for more about Rolling Sweet Times.)

Take your taste buds on the ultimate culinary journey! Choose from over 50 dishes carefully curated by your favorite Michelin-starred chefs and award-winning restaurants from around the world. You will be spoilt for choice with beautifully plated dishes starting from just $10!

Here are just some of the chefs participating in this festival.

Sam Leong – Forest 森
With 26 years of experience and countless awards, Sam Leong is one chef to look out for.

Seafood Mousse
Deep-fried and served with mayonnaise and salted egg yolk sauce

Sous Vide Norway Salmon
Chili Tamarind Coulis

Slow Cooked Beef Shank
Soya Sauce, White Radish

Emma Bengtsson – Aquavit (2 Michelin Stars)
Inspired by her surroundings, Emma Bengtsson created many outstanding dishes making her the second female chef in the U.S. to run a two-star kitchen and the first-ever Swedish female chef to do so.

Seared Scallops
with Cucumber, Sourdough Crisps, Fennel Pollen

Crispy Pork Neck
with Mustard, Sautéed Cabbage, Kale, Onions

Poached Eggs & Asparagus
with Black Truffle and Lemon Foam

Kristen Kish – Top Chef Season 10 Winner
Kristen Kish, the winner of Bravo’s Top Chef Season 10, showed an affinity for cooking at a young age. She started her culinary journey at Le Corden Bleu and has worked with many high-profile restaurants. She even has her own cookbook and hosted for shows.

Creamy Barley
Onion Syrup, Barley, Garnish

Sweet Onion, Smoked Bacon, Miso, Potatoe, Hamachi Loin

Matcha Custard
Custard, Berries

Masayasu Yonemura – Yonemura (1 Michelin Star, Japan)
Born and raised in Kyoto, Japan, Masayasu Yonemura began working at the French restaurant Seiyouzendokoro Okumura in Kyoto, which inspired him to synthesize different culinary techniques into his own distinctive style. He is a man that will not compromise on the quality of things that come in contact with his customers.

Hotate, Ichijiku, Nama Ham no Nama Harumaki Basil sauce
Scallop and Fig in a raw Ham Spring Roll with Basil Sauce

Fu no French toast to Foie-Gras, Syungiku, Hoshigaki, Kurumi Shiraae
French Toast Foie-Gras, Garland Chrysanthemum, and Persimmon with Walnut Sauce

Safran rice no Yaki-Onigiri to Mushi Awabi with Kimo-Joyu no Espuma
Seared Saffron Riceball and Steamed Abalone with Kimo-Joyu Espuma

Scott Webster & Douglas Tay – Osia (1 Michelin Stars)
This one Michelin star chef flew all the way from Australia bringing you the taste of one of the best foods in the world. His theory is that international would probably be the most accurate description of his food as he has developed his own style as a result of cooking on every continent.

Fried Irish Oyster
Lychee Martini, Sea Water Foam, Salicornia

Roasted Hokkaido Scallop
Israeli Cous Cous, Laksa Espuma, Pulverized Vietnamese Cilantro Oil

Pan-Fried Foie Gras
Pineapple Textures, Madagascar Vanilla, Coriander
On top of these amazing dishes, do also head down to the Heritage Lane. From Spain to Thailand, to Mexico to Italy and Indonesia – immerse yourself in the culinary cultures of the world with recipes and cooking methods passed down from generation.

Here are a few stalls you should visit.

Eugenia Ong – Table at 7 (Singapore)
Indonesian-born Eugenia has been an active player in the local food and beverage industry for the past 30 years. She started Singapore’s first satay restaurant, Pasar Satay. You can look forward to some authentic Indonesian foss that is both refined and bursting with flavors.

Char-Grilled Madura Chicken Satay

Han Li Guang – Labyrinth (1 Michelin Star, Singapore)
Han Li Guang is at the forefront of Singapore’s culinary scene. At Labyrinth, you will be able to taste the chef’s interpretation of Singapore cuisine.

Rendang Quinoa Risotto with Bergedil

Cold Soba Dashi, Prawn Stock Jelly, Sakura Ebi, Ama Ebi

Wagyu Shortrib with Satay Espuma

Do not miss out on this festival!

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Do not miss out on this festival!

Star Chef Arena:
Lunch session: 11.00am – 3.30pm,
(Last admission at 2.30pm)

Dinner session: 5.30pm – 10pm,
(Last admission at 9.00pm)

Tickets are sold at $78. Exclusive benefits include $35 credits to spend at Star Chef Arena and $10 credits to spend at Rollin’s Sweet Times. Exclusive goodie bag worth $44.90, complimentary parking and a free celebrity chef masterclass with also be given.

Heritage Lane:
11.00am – 10.00pm,
(Last admission at 9.00pm)

Admission to Heritage Lane is free.

Ps: More juicy news on Rollin’ Sweet Times in the next article!


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