To mark its fifth year, the Marina Bay Sands’ Epicurean Market in August will offer a Singapore street-food experience and cocktail bar inspired by local flavours.
The culinary festival will run at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre from August 11 to 13.
Its new street-food experience will be set in a traditional two-storey shophouse and presented by Marina Bay Sands’ international buffet restaurant Rise. It will feature dishes such as Rendang Pipi Daging (braised wagyu beef cheek with turmeric ginger rice), roti prata and Teochew Png Kueh. Local dishes with a twist will include banana fritter with gula Melaka ice cream, and Ginseng Abalone Bak Kut Teh. There will also be traditional sweets such as Ice Chendol, Ice Kachang Ball, Muah Chee and Ting Ting Tang.
There will also be demonstrations of making the savoury pastry Char Siew Soh.
The new Kampung Bar will offer cocktails inspired by hawker fare and including such spices as chili, lemongrass and pandan.
A hallmark of the market, international cuisine will again be offered, including celebrity-chef signature bites, award-winning wines and fresh produce.
Epicurean Market 2017 will also offer a sneak preview of Lavo, a multi-concept restaurant, lounge bar and nightclub. Known in Las Vegas and New York, it will be making its Asian debut at Marina Bay Sands. At the market it will offer Italian fare. Another new entrant is Japanese ramen restaurant chain Ippudo.
Marina Bay Sands’ signature restaurants feature again – 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, Spago by Wolfgang Puck, The Bird Southern Table & Bar by John Kunkel, and Waku Ghin by Tetsuya Wakuda.
Anchor participants include Ce La Vi, Jin Shan, Punjab Grill and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – Beanstro, and also returning will be the Connoisseur Series with master classes led by wine and spirits experts.
In the evening the event includes international DJs and the Diageo World Class Bar featuring handcrafted cocktails.
There will be 30 masterclasses with such chefs as David Myers, Jonathan Kinsella, Nancy Silverton, Sabrina Stillhart and Tetsuya Wakuda.
This year’s Farmer’s Market has expanded with more brands and a larger selection of craft beer and juices. Brands include Epicerie Boulud, Huber’s Butchery, Sincere Dim Sum and The Cheese Artisans.