SAVOUR is back, where you can eat your way around the world in a single place. What is special about this year’s SAVOUR is that there is not just one, but three separate and unique events.
The first is SAVOUR Gourmet (which is the event we are most familiar with) and this takes place 12-15 May.
The 2016 SAVOUR Calendar:
SAVOUR Gourmet: 12 – 15 May
SAVOUR Wines: 8 – 11 Sept
SAVOUR Christmas: 17 – 20 Nov
Will you be there? Here are 10 Reasons Why You MUST Visit SAVOUR 2016
Ticketing to SAVOUR 2016 is complimentary this year!
Isn’t this already a good enough reason? You can just go look-look-see-see, but you probably won’t leave empty-handed, or more correctly said, empty-bellied.
Eat 30 Dishes At A Single Place
There is a reason why SAVOUR is touted as one of the best food festivals in the world.
This is one of the few opportunities where you get to literally savour more than 30 dishes by some of the top restaurants from Singapore – all in one place.
These are some of my favourites that you should try: Siew Yoke Umami Rice from Labyrinth, Angel Hair Lobster Pasta from Team Saveur Art and Iberico Pork Jowl from Team Bar A Thym.
Enjoy Reduced Prices For Signature Dishes
What’s more, these gourmet dish prices have been reduced to two easy prices of $6 and $12.
Cash and credit are also now accepted on the grounds.
Meet Celebrity Chefs
Get up close and personal with your favourite celebrity chefs at hands-on classes, live demonstrations and workshops.
I do know many would want to chat with 3-Star Michelin Star, otherwise known as “The Demon Chef” Alvin Leung from Hong Kong’s Bo Innovation.
So guess who I met?!
Support Homegrown Chefs
SAVOUR will be focusing on HOMEGROWN talent this year, from some of Singapore’s best chefs and restaurants.
The restaurants featured include Artichoke, Buona Terra, CATO, Gattopardo, Labyrinth, Lower East Side, Salt Tapas & Bar, and Saveur Art.
I also spotted Chef Pang Kok Keong from Antionette and couldn’t resist getting one of his famed matcha lava croissant (chilli crab and salted egg croissants also available).
Vote For Your Favourite Chefs
You can also get to be part of the experience by voting for your favourite chef and dishes.
This is part of the DBS Live Your Dream initiative which will pit the featured chefs against each other to vie for the title of Emerging Chef Singapore 2016.
Every transaction at the Gourmet Village restaurants comes with a voting ball so vote wisely.
Join The Gourmet Market
When you are at SAVOUR, you cannot miss the Jasons Gourmet Market.
You can actually sample a selection of products from hundreds of food and drink exhibitors, including wine, fresh produce, seafood and artisanal products.
Some highlights include Iberico pork, Miyazaki wagyu, Hokkaido lavender-flavoured ice cream and a cheese room with over 200 cheeses to sample.
You must must must must get the Lavender Soft Serve.
Learn In The Wine Cellar
Over 70 principal wines from around the world is featured, and you can get to enjoy tastings and learn more about wine from the sommeliers.
Wild caught seafood from Alaska, the most diverse Oyster Bar up-to-date, and a bistro which offers an extensive selection of great cooked food such as Creole Crab Cake, Poached Alaska Sockeye Salmon and Alaska Pacific Cod Fish Taco.
Get The SAVOUR Experience Pack
Limited to 300 packs per session, you can get a SAVOUR Experience Pack for just $30 Nett.
This pack includes vouchers for Molecular Xiaolongbao by 3-Michelin Star Bo Innovation (worth $6), a main-course dish at any restaurant in the Gourmet Village (worth $12), an Iberico Char Siew platter from Jasons Gourmet Market (worth $20) plus a limited edition SAVOUR Goodie Bag (worth $20).
Some of the Deliciousness Available:
Team Buona Terra
Over baked Sicilian Red Prawns with Cauliflower, Almonds, Raisins and Shellfish Sauce
Team Salt Tapas & Bar
Taco of Tempura Fish, White Cabbage, Pineapple Salsa, Wasabi Mayo with Tobiko and Spring Onions
Pan Seared Black Cod with Salted Egg Veloute and Fennel Salad
Team Saveur Art
Angel Hair Lobster Pasta, Fish Roe and Crispy Ebi
Team Lower East Side
Signature Stewed Ancho Pork Taco, Sweet Corn and Cilantro
Purpiceddu – Citrus Glazed Octopus with Bell Pepper Aioli and Sundried Tomatoes
Foie-ffle – Corn Waffle, Foie Gras Butter, Orange Blossom, Golden Syrup
Team Bar A Thym
Iberico Pork Jowl, Tatsoi, Pickled Pear, Hazelnut Dressing
Siew Yoke Umami Rice
Guest Team R&D
Laska Seafood Chow Mein
Tip: As there is so much food to try, the best thing to do is to gather some of your best foodie friends together to enjoy the deliciousness.
Location: Bayfront Avenue (Next to Marina Bay Sands Exhibition Centre)
Date: 12 – 15 May 2016
12th (Thurs) 6 – 11pm,
13th (Fri) 6 – 11pm,
14th (Sat) 11am – 4pm & 6 – 11pm,
15th (Sun) 11am – 7pm
You can PRE-BOOK an exclusive SAVOUR Journey with a SAVOUR Experience Ticket. Limited Experience tickets available so book now at http://www.savour.sg/#!book-now
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Savour 2016.