With two upcoming fairs, the Lion City proves it’s a hub for foodies in search of tempting treats.
Singapore Tea Festival (STF)
Mall giant ION Orchard organizes the inaugural fest, which will happen from July 22 to 23. The Little Red Dot has a vibrant coffee culture, but the tea-drinking set has been catching up. STF aims to contribute to this growing movement by hosting the event, which is open to the public.
[Tea Room] “A cup of tea would restore my normality.” – Douglas Adams [Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy] Relax and restore with us on Sunday, 23 July 2017 from 1130am at B4 ION Station, @ion_orchard where we have a special lineup of tea workshops and activities awaiting you. Get rid of your drab tea towel and customise your own at the tea towel printing workshop with @messymsxi and discover how tea gets to your shelves with @1872clippertea’s own director, Rehan Amarasuriya. Click the link on our bio to register for these workshops and talks this #SGTeaFest
Singaporeans can drop by Orchard Road to buy products from the market, where teas and other brews will be sold by shops such as 1872 Clipper Tea Co., Infusion-de-vie, and Pin Tea. To complete the hipster vibe, other items to be sold are “tea-paring books” and ceramic wares. Meanwhile, a pop-up café called Teapitiam will sell delightful bites such as gelato and cakes. A series of creative workshops will be held in what has been called the Tea Room, while the history of the drink and how it has shaped the country’s culture will be showcased via vintage photographs in the Tea Museum.
[Teapitiam] “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” ― Author Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady So gather your family and friends at the Teapitiam where we make the afternoon tea of your dreams into a sweet all-day affair. Delight in modern tea bites from around the country curated by @burpple and paired with @1872clippertea ‘s excellent selection of teas, featuring a sugar filled line up of sweet treats. Serving from 22-23 July, at B4 ION Station, @ion_Orchard, from 10 am – 10pm daily. #SGTeaFest
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Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) and Savour Events are the organizers of what aspires to be the grand dame of all Singapore food fests. To be held from September 21 to 24, it promises to have 30 of the world’s superstar chefs, who will showcase their creations in an area measuring almost 2,000 meters.
The main draw, Star Chef Arena, will have the biggest names in dining cooking up a frenzy, such as Enrico and Roberto Cerea of the Michelin-starred joint Da Vittorio; Cat Cora, known for being part of Iron Chef America; Scott Webster of Michelin-starred Osia Steak and Seafood Grill; Masayasu Yonemura, founder of Michelin-starred restaurant Restaurant Yonemura; Florian Favario of the award-winning Céleste; and Michael Michaelidis from RWS’ own Joël Robuchon Restaurant.
Another section called Heritage Lane will have cooks presenting dishes based on family recipes. Bakers and pastry makers will prepare desserts in Rollin’ Sweet Times, while Feast of Kings will give the public the opportunity to dine with the participating chefs.
While the event at Sentosa features rock star-like personalities, the prices of the dishes are reasonable, which will start from US$4. Tickets to the event are now being sold, with the main event tickets worth US$56, but will become pricier closer to the event date.