21 chefs, 5 days, 50+ signature dishes
It’s that time of year again mama, when both international and local acclaimed chefs (some Michelin-starred!) converge on Marina Bay to bring you a taste of their restaurant’s finest fare all in one spot.
This year’s chef line up includes: Julien Royer (JAAN), Kyung Soo Moon (Mikuni), Bruno Menard (La Cantine), Emmanuel Stroobant (St Pierre), Ivan Brehm (Bacchanalia) and Daniel Sia (The Disgruntled Chef) to name a few of the Singapore based chefs.
Plus international chefs include: Alvin Leung (Bo Innovation, Hong Kong, 3 Michelin stars), Michael Caines (Gidleigh Park, UK, 2 Michelin stars), Henrik Yde (Kiin Kiin, 1 Michelin Star, Denmark), Mark Best (Marque Restaurant, 2 Hats, Australia), Christophe Paucod (Lugdunum Bouchon Lyonnais, 1 Michelin Star, Japan), Ezio Gritti (Solata Restaurant, 1 Michelin Star, Italy/Bali).
If you’re planning to attend next week, here’s our Sassy Mama Survival Guide so you can get the most out of this fun foodie festival!
- Kids – there’s no real kiddie focus to Savour (save for food glorious food of course!) so it’s probably best to leave the little ones at home.
- If you’re going for lunch bring a sun umbrella or hat, plus wear loads of sunscreen as it gets pretty hot during the day and you need your stamina when you’re food tasting such fine fare.
- Get your brochure and mark your favourites – there is so much on offer you wouldn’t want to fill up on waffles and whatnot when you had your heart set on seared foiegras (the waffles you can take home for the kids).
- There’s more than meets the eye – check out the schedule at www.savour.sg for free cooking demos, celebrity master chef sessions, and wine workshops (at set times).
- Grab your credit at the booth (tickets come with a preload of $30 but the dishes on offer are from $6 to $18 so you’ll need to buy extra credit).
- If the sun gets the better of you head to one of our favourite stops, The Gourmet Market – there’s air con plus plenty of free wine and cheese samples on offer (how we wish this was a regular fixture in our supermarkets!). Look out for the massive Japanese seafood section with products and chefs flown in from Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market, plus live fish filleting too.
- There’s a change of venue from last year so don’t go there on autopilot – head instead to The Promontory @ Marina Bay. The lights will be a-twinkling rather romantically too with the ‘i Light Marina Bay 2014’ for dinner attendees.
- For those that work in the CBD swap your desk lunch for a Michelin starred bite – there will be free quarter hourly lunch time pick-up services by Volvo (from the 6th) at the former OUB Centre, 1 Raffles Place and Swissotel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road.
See you there, mamas!
All the details
From: 5 – 9 March 2014
At: The Promontory @ Marina Bay, 11 Marina Blvd, Singapore 018940
RSVP: Tickets from SISTIC from $45 (includes credit of $30 to spend at the event) for lunch 11.30am to 3.30pm or dinner 5pm to 11pm (Thurs/Fri) and 11am to 4pm and 5pm to 11pm (Sat/Sun).
Beate (pronounced Bee+art+ah!) is a freelance food and travel writer and full time mama to her fun-loving two year old son. She has a passion for all things foodie and most commonly assumes the position of one ear firmly planted to the ground for the latest bars, cafes and restaurants. When not penning articles, Beate can be found experimenting in the kitchen with exotic local ingredients or roaming Asia for weird and wonderful flavours (with a preference for the latter). Originally from the UK, Beate has been in Singers for 3 1/2 years and is loving being back near the equator after spending her childhood in Uganda and Kenya.