Epicurean Market 2014 Singapore

Epicurean Market 2014 Singapore

The much talked about Epicurean Market 2014 is all set to indulge the palates of food aficionados over a multi-sensory gourmet celebration at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. From 12-14 September, guests can experience award-winning bites from celebrity chef restaurants; dive deep into 35 master classes; interact with over 65 leading brands; bring home exclusively-bottled sauces and spice rubs; lounge at the central bar; dance to deejay-spun music; pick up produce at the Fresh Food Market and discover the finest wines from over 20 wine merchants.

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.

Epicurean Market Singapore

Multi-Sensory Experience at Epicurean Market

Catch the kitchen action and camaraderie as chefs cook live to whip up their signature dishes for Epicurean Market. Enjoy freshly shucked oysters at db Bistro Moderne with its new raw oyster bar, gourmet DBGB hot dogs, a selection of delicious charcuterie and warm madeleines.

At Mozza, guests will get to dip their hands into fresh dough and learn from the masters to make orecchiette by hand. The orecchiette is the most typical pasta shape of Puglia, a region of southern Italy. Its name comes from its shape, which resembles a small ear. Mozza will present fresh pasta and pizza dishes and cookbooks from celebrity chefs Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali.

CUT by Wolfgang Puck will serve delicious Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Shrimp and Crab Louis, Chocolate and Caramel Push Pop Ice Cream. At Waku Ghin, Chef Tetsuya Wakuda will debut a series of Japanese pastries in addition to his award-winning cuisine with dishes such as the signature Marinated Botan Shrimp with Sea Urchin and Caviar, Grilled Ohmi Beef with fresh wasabi and Carpaccio of Petuna Ocean Trout with Bitter Salad. For a taste of Chef Justin Quek’s Franco Asian cuisine, Sky on 57 is offering JQ’s Signature Foie Gras, Xiao Long Bao, Buri-oh Ceviche with black truffle vinaigrette and daily specials such as Pan Roasted Iberico De Bellota Neck. In addition, guests will get to sample dishes of upcoming restaurants at Marina Bay Sands by chefs David Thompson and David Myers.

Marinated Botan Shrimp with Sea Urchin and Caviar
Waku Ghin's signature Marinated Botan Shrimp with Sea Urchin and Caviar 
Guests can linger at the modern farmer’s market operated by Fresh Trust where berries, summer and winter fruits; hydroponics and organic vegetables; macadamia nuts as well as organic beef and lamb from Australia are on display. Diners can also pop by the market for a shot of the much-touted superfood kale – this versatile vegetable will be presented in various forms, such as kale juice and kale chips, all prepared fresh on the spot.

Wine connoisseurs can look forward to the finest and rarest wines sourced from around the world at the massive Wine Walk. Over 20 wine suppliers including Monopole, Enoteca, Wine Culture, Unique Wines, Excaliber Wines and Alfa International are taking part in the event. At the Singapore Straits Wine booth, apart from organic and rare wines on sale, sommeliers will share their knowledge on wines with activities such as wine and cheese pairings, thematic wine tasting and a blind tasting session. Its booth will display mini bottles of scents for guests to test their senses. Culina will offer the famous Taittinger Champagne, paired with caviar and Iberico ham while KOT Selections will conduct a blind tasting competition at its booth.

Pizzeria Mozza Margherita Singapore
Pizzeria Mozza Margherita
Second-time exhibitor KOT Selections’ founding and managing partner Ong Yi Xin said, “Last year, we had a fantastic response from guests and are expecting an even stronger and more enthusiastic crowd this time. We’ll also be introducing incredible new additions to our wine portfolio from California.” He will also be presenting a master class on the concept of terroir, illustrating how a particular region’s climate, soil and terrain influence each wine’s traits with examples from various vineyards.

Veuve Clicquot Champagne
Veuve Clicquot Champagne
Over at Proof & Company’s booth, experience its new pop up retail concept with the sale of artisanal spirits and cocktail ingredients, Japanese and European bar tools and books on cocktail making - everything you need to build a beautiful home bar. Guest will get to sample premium artisanal spirits, take part in mini cocktail making classes by three world-ranked bartenders, Joe Alessandroni, Zdenek Kastanek and Peter Chua.

Spencer Forhart, Portfolio Director at Proof & Company said, “There has never been a better time for food and beverage in Singapore, the industry is flourishing as consumers become ever more focused on quality. We’re extremely proud to be featured alongside Singapore’s globally renowned food and beverage teams at this year’s Marina Bay Sands’ Epicurean Market. The Proof & Company team will be showcasing an exciting new pop-up retail concept for the first time, bringing the art of craft cocktails to Singapore’s chefs.”

Unwind over the weekend at the sleek central bar presented by Veuve Clicquot Champagne and Ketel One Vodka. Guests can enjoy a bespoke bar experience within Epicurean Market by sipping the elegant Veuve Clicquot and cocktails handcrafted by celebrated mixologists using fresh produce at the Ketel One craft pop-up bar.

Nancy Silverton and Justin Quek at Epicurean Market 2013
Nancy Silverton and Justin Quek at Epicurean Market 2013
Celebrity Chef Dinners

In the lead up to Epicurean Market and F1, Chefs Tetsuya, Nancy Silverton and David Myers will be hosting special dinners for this event. 

9 September - Waku Ghin is hosting an exclusive Sake Dinner that will feature 11 sake masters from the association Frontier Tojo 21, representing the most revered breweries in Japan. Guests will get to savour exquisite and rare sake throughout the night such as the Juyondai, KokuRyu and Isojiman.

16 September - David Myers will join hands with db Bistro Moderne’s Jonathan Kinsella to present a wine dinner, themed on American cuisine influenced by his travels around the world.

17 September - Nancy Silverton is presenting a wine dinner at Osteria Mozza featuring classic Italian dishes and signature dishes from Osteria Mozza.

Mystery Box Cook-Off Between Celebrity Chef Restaurants
12 September, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Watch the first ever 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. The chefs will have about 45 minutes to whip up a dish each in this cook-off and a trio of judges will select the winner.
Celebrity Chefs Autograph Sessions

Get one-on-one time with renowned chefs such as Tetsuya Wakuda, Nancy Silverton and Justin Quek as they autograph cook books for fans and give personal tips. The cookbook signing sessions will take place right after the celebrity chef’s masterclasses at the chef’s booth.
LOUIS XIII de Rémy Martin Tasting
12 September, 4pm – 5pm

Discover the king of Cognacs, LOUIS XIII de Rémy Martin, made available to the public for the first time ever. Created in 1874, LOUIS XIII is an exceptional blend of 1,200 eaux-de-vie aged over 100 years, with each decanter highlighting the passionate work of four generations of Cellar Masters. Experience the LOUIS XIII with an amazing dessert pairing. Ticket for this exclusive masterclass is priced at S$50 (original ticket value of S$350) with a limited capacity of 40 participants. Limited-edition tickets have been packaged for this exclusive session, at $73 per person (includes the $23 ticket access to Epicurean Market for three days). The tasting is held on 12 September 2014, 4-5pm.

Vermouth And Aromatized Wine - The Perfect Aperitif
13 September, 5:45pm – 6:45pm
14 September, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Take a peek into the fascinating history and origins of vermouth and aromatised wine as Marina Bay Sands’ mixologist Lucas Swallows demonstrates how to create light, aperitif style drinks using top Italian and French aromatised wines. Guests will also learn how to store and utilise these premium spirits at home.

Learn To Make Handmade Pasta From The Experts At Mozza’s Booth
Guests will not only taste fresh handmade pasta at the Mozza booth, they will also dip their hands into fresh dough and make pasta. Learn from the masters at celebrity chef restaurant Mozza to make your own orecchiette by hand. The orecchiette is the most typical pasta shape of Puglia, a region of southern Italy. Its name comes from its shape, which resembles a small ear.
Uniquely Epicurean Takeaways
Pick up unique items at the celebrity chef restaurant booths as they present exclusive items that are otherwise not available for sale. Guests can get to buy items such as special steak seasoning from CUT by Wolfgang Puck, spice rubs from Mozza and a specially-created db Singaporean chilli sauce by db Bistro Moderne. Waku Ghin will also debut a series of 10-12 Japanese pastries in addition to their award-winning cuisine.
Junior Pastry Academy With Executive Pastry Chef Benjamin Siwek,
db Bistro Moderne

14 September, 11:15am – 12:15pm

Aspiring junior bakers can take part in an interactive workshop with db Bistro Moderne’s Executive Pastry Chef Benjamin Siwek as he leads 25 children in a Junior Pastry Academy session, guiding them to create delicious chocolate chip cookies and marzipan animals. The pastry class is open to children aged 5-10 years old. Pre-registration is required, please feel free to email - 

The Art Of Cocktail Tasting And Setting Up A Home Bar By
Proof & Company Spirits
12 September, 12pm – 1pm: The Art of Cocktail Tasting 
14 September, 2:15 – 3:15pm: The Perfect Home Bar
Learn the art of cocktail tasting and setting up a personalised home bar in style with two award-winning head bartenders, Joe Alessandroni and Zdenek Kastanek from Proof & Company Spirits. Through these two master classes, guests 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.

Great FIJI Water Race At Epicurean Market
13 September, 12pm – 4pm    
The Great FIJI Water Race will be held at Epicurean Market on Saturday 13 Septemberand it is a race for adventurous foodies. Participants will be racing to complete tasks and challenges at the different zones within Epicurean Market. For example, one task involves celebrity-chef spotting, taking the photos and putting them on Instagram to earn points. Other tasks will test their wine knowledge or ability to create coffee art in the shortest amount of time. The winner of The Great FIJI Water Race will walk away with the grand prize of S$2,000 cash, one year’s supply of FIJI Water and two nights stay at Marina Bay Sands. More details will be unveiled shortly.
Go Green At Epicurean Market

In line with Marina Bay Sands’ eco practices, Epicurean Market will feature sustainability activities. Guests can bring home free chili seeds and nurture them to start a little herb garden at home. The seeds, available at the RISE booth, are packaged with an easy-to-follow chili-dip recipe. RISE will also offer their own concoction of green juices (kale, spinach, wheatgrass, celery, cucumber, green apple and ginger) for the health-conscious. Paper, plastic and food waste will be segregated for proper recycling and processing after the event concludes.

Epicurean Market 2014 Singapore
  • * When: 12-14 September
  • * Where: Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 
  • * More Information: Epicurean Market 2014

Event Partners

Epicurean Market is supported by Presenting Sponsor Citibank, Gold Sponsor Coca Cola, Official Gourmet Lifestyle Magazine Epicure, Official Still Water FIJI, Event Partner Miele, Official Glassware Schott Zwiesel and Official Draft Beer Asia Pacific Breweries.

Citibank cardmembers will enjoy a 10 per cent discount off tickets to Epicurean Market. Miss Jacquelyn Tan, Managing Director and Head of Credit Payment Products, Citibank Singapore Limited said, “Citibank is proud to be the presenting partner of Epicurean Market, featuring the best cuisine from the region and around the world. We are excited by the renowned line-up of celebrity chefs and mixologists which promises to congregate gastronomes looking for the ultimate gourmet indulgence.” See you this September 12-14 at the Epicurean Market 2014 in  Singapore.

Epicurean Market 2014 Singapore Epicurean Market 2014 Singapore Reviewed by Malaysia Asia on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Rating: 5

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