Galore of Gourmet Delights at Marina Bay Sands’ Epicurean Market - Alvinology

Galore of Gourmet Delights at Marina Bay Sands’ Epicurean Market

Be spoilt for choices
Be spoilt for choices

Foodies in Singapore got to unleash their taste buds over the weekend at the Epicurean Market by Marina Bay Sands. Returning for a second year, the three days gourmet F&B event offered more than 65 leading brands and over 35 culinary master classes from 12 to 14 September.

Gourmet delights at Marina Bay Sands' Epicurean Market
Gourmet delights at Marina Bay Sands’ Epicurean Market

I attended the event on Friday night, while my parents headed down on Sunday night, following my recommendation. All of us had great fun. I bumped into many fellow foodies at the event who had purchased admission tickets.

It's all fun
It’s all fun

The event is part of Marina Bay Sands’ Formula One celebration this year and features an indoor picnic theme within a garden setting. Guests got to savour dishes and wines from over 50 restaurants, wineries and leading brands, expand our culinary knowledge through the master classes and indulge in a market brimming with fresh produce:

The garden setting
The indoor garden picnic setting
Waku Ghin
Waku Ghin
cut by wolfgang puck
cut by wolfgang puck
Sky on 57
Sky on 57
David Myers
David Myers
Something more casual
Something more casual

Fresh from their Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants victories, award-winning chefs David Thompson (Long Chim) and Tetsuya Wakuda (Waku Ghin) joined their Singaporean contemporary Justin Quek (Sky on 57) in the line-up. Other renowned chefs who made appearances and gave 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.

I took photos with chefs David Thompson and Justin Quek:

Alvina and Alvin with chef David Thompson
Alvina and Alvin with chef David Thompson
Me with chef Justin Quek
Me with chef Justin Quek

Of course, I sampled their culinary creations as well!

I popped by the Sky on 57 booth to try out their creations:

Foie gras on toast
Foie gras on toast
Duck dish
Duck dish

I attended chef Thompson’s masterclass where he shared his recipe for a thai curry dish during a live demonstration. I love his zany humour and engaging personality. All the attendees were tickled by his jokes and wowed by his creation:

Chef Thompson's masterclass
Chef Thompson’s masterclass
The mesmerised audience
The mesmerised audience
Love his sense of humour
Love his sense of humour
The curry dish
The curry dish
Second serving after the masterclass
Second serving after the masterclass

At the wine appreciation area, we got to sample fine wines paired with scrumptious bites and enjoy live entertainment. At the central bar area, top bartenders and mixologists from the property gathered to serve their signature concoctions and demonstrate their craft:

Wine appreciation area
Wine appreciation area
Veuve Clicquot luxury champagne
Veuve Clicquot luxury champagne
Try some wine?
Try some wine?
More wines
More wines
Lucas Swallows, Property Mixologist, Marina Bay Sands
Lucas Swallows, Property Mixologist, Marina Bay Sands
Yes, the mixologists at Marina Bay Sands are all this well-dressed and good-looking
Yes, the mixologists at Marina Bay Sands are all this well-dressed and good-looking
Mixing a cocktail
Mixing a cocktail
The creation
The creation
Another mixologist
Another mixologist
An alcohol concoction served with orange peels
An alcohol concoction served with orange peels

There are also gourmet produce for sale at the Fresh Food Market section whereby visitors can bring home a part of the epicurean fare.

Gourmet produce to buy home
Gourmet produce to buy home
Sustainable seafood
Sustainable seafood
Gourmet hams
Gourmet hams
Gourmet sausages
Gourmet sausages
More produce
More produce
Deejay Brandon P from Ku De Ta
Deejay Brandon P from Ku De Ta

Tickets were priced at S$23 per person for a three-day pass. Each ticket came with a pair of premium wine glasses by Schott Zwiesel which more than covered the ticket price! Great deal isn’t it? I like that the event is ticketed at a premium because there is less of a crowd and you get to enjoy your food and drinks comfortably.

If you have missed Marina Bay Sands’ Epicurean Market this year, do look out for it again next year! Alternatively, Marina Bay Sands host many other events all year round. Visit their official website for more information or follow Marina Bay Sands on their social media platforms. 🙂 

This article is brought to you by Marina Bay Sands.

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