Singaporeans love food. We don’t just go from one corner of the island to the other extreme end to get a taste of our favourite noodle, many of us even travel for food! If this is you, you wouldn’t want to miss The World Gourmet Summit (WGS) this year, happening from 1st April 2019 to 12th May 2019 across various restaurants and venues in Singapore.
The World Gourmet Summit is an annual gastronomic parade that provides a platform to meet the world’s top chefs. A highly-recognised event internationally, the event attracts gourmands all over the world in a celebration of fine cuisine, excellent wines and extraordinary dining experiences
Every year, international and local culinary stars showcase a delectable spread of gastronomic experiences for a community of fine dining enthusiasts. Among its highlights this year is a forum where a panel of industry experts will discuss the topic of sustainability in the gastronomy world.
Diners can look forward to a showcase of premium products from the festival’s local and international gourmet partners at masterclasses and curated dining events. Partner restaurants which will feature WGS celebratory menus include Bakalaki Greek Tavern, Hua Ting and Open Farm Community.
Here are some of the highlights this year to join in the fun gastronomic experience:
WGS Sustainability in the Gastronomy World Forum
This year’s theme for the event revolves around ‘sustainability’ and creating a sustainable future for food. Topics will include water conservation, food waste management and the reduction in use of single-use plastic, which are prevalent topics in the culinary world.
Date: 9 April 2019
Time: 3 – 5 pm
Venue: SIM Management House 41 Namly Avenue Singapore 267616
UNGA Gastro Market Place
Called the United Nations Gastronomic Assembly, it is the best place for you to get a taste of what local producers are growing. Sample fresh local produce and have a taste of the best of homegrown brands. Tickets only cost $10 and what’s great is that it’s all for a good cause! 20% of the ticket sales will be donated to the Singapore Children’s Society.
Date: 23rd April 2019
Time: 6 – 10 pm
Venue: Chijmes Lawn
Enjoy delectable celebratory menus at participating restaurants
34 restaurants around the island will be releasing special edition menus for the event. These restaurants span across different types of cuisine, including Chinese, Australian, Japanese, Italian, French and Middle Eastern.
For a more exclusive experience, attend one of the one-off specialty menu, such as the Macallan Spiritual Home Evening featuring a menu paired with Macallan whisky, a sake-pairing menu at Arbora Hilltop dining and a seasonal Omakase menu presented by Michelin-starred Whitegrass.
Have a taste of food from Overseas MasterChefs
A key highlight of the WGS is that overseas Masterchefs and special guests are brought to Singapore and cooking up special menus with selected hosting restaurants. This allows diners here to have a taste of foreign flavours without having to leave the country. Some of these cuisines are pretty exotic and hard-to-find in Singapore – Romanian, Polish, Hungarian cuisine are just a few of them! Pick from 19 special guests and click on their profile to see which special events they are participating to reserve a place before tickets sell out!
A celebratory Sunday Brunch
Don’t we all love a good Sunday brunch to remind us of what’s good in life? As part of the WGS, the best in the F&B industry will gather for an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet at the Tamarind Hill. Other than satiating your appetite with delicious morsels, get ready to rub shoulders with influential chefs and personalities in one of Singapore’s biggest gourmet parties of the year. Tickets cost $128+ and reservations open late March.
Date: 28 April 2019
Time: 11 am – 3 pm
Venue: Tamarind Hill Singapore
Of course, tasting foreign cuisine can never be more authentic than eating in the country itself. If you can’t wait to taste more of these delectable food, make your plans now for your overseas gourmet trip. Remember to get your travel insurance from DirectAsia before you go though!