The food and wine lovers will rejoice. Marina Bay Sands' inaugural three-day food and wine appreciation event, Epicurean Market is happening from 25 - 27 January. Taking up 12,500 square metres of space across Halls A, B and C of Sands Expo Convention Centre, the event is set to offer a dazzling array of food, wine and spirits, complimented by over 30 exciting masterclasses and workshops across three days.
Guests can learn how to make a signature dishes from renowned celebrity chefs; Daniel Boulud of db Bistro Moderne, Nancy Silverton, co-owner of Osteria and Pizzeria Mozza, Justin Quek of Sky on 57 and Tetsuya Wakuda of Waku Ghin.
For the avid baker, an array of masterclasses and workshops conducted by the pastry chefs from SweetSpot, CUT, db Bistro modern and Au Chocolat, is also in the line up.
Access to the workshops, held at The Auditorum, is on a first-come-first-served basis, subject to the capacity of each session. The masterclasses will be held at the Masters Classroom, a more intimate setting for up to 50 persons. A limited number of seats for the masterclasses will be available for online pre-event registration, while the remaining seats are available for walk-in guests.
Celebrity Chef Area
The celebrity chef area of Epicurean Market, where booths of all six celebrity chef restaurants, CUT, db Bistro Moderne, Guy Savoy, Osteria and Pizzeria Mozza, Sky on 57 and Waku Ghin, are located.
It will have a delectable spread of signature restaurant dishes available for sampling from $3.00 per dish. The dishes include
·      Osteria Mozza’s Buricotta with Radicchio, Spiced Walnuts, Honey & Fried Rosemary and Crispy Pig‟s Trotter with Frisèe, Apple and Mustard
·      Sky on 57’s Prawn and Mango salad, Beef Noodle Soup, and Miso Cod
·      Guy Savoy’s Artichoke and black truffle soup, layered brioche with mushrooms and truffles and Grapefruit Terrine with Tea Sauce
·      db Bistro Moderne’s Harissa Spiced Tuna with Moroccan Chickpea Salad, Preserved Lemon and Tzatziki
·      CUT’s Crab and Shrimp Louis, Mini Kobe “sliders”,  and Sliced Snake River Farms Striploin, Potato Puree and Creamed Spinach
In addition to tasting dishes, guests can also buy a selection of celebrity chef goods ranging from cookbooks, Chef Tetsuya Wakuda’s famous truffle salt to Justin Quek’s upcoming brand of ready-made sauces, Justin Quek Flavours. For those who want to replicate the CUT experience at home, a selection of meat cuts from the CUT Butcher Shop is also available during the event.
Wine Appreciation
A variety of artisanal wines will be presented and sold at the Epicurean Market Wine Appreciation area. Renowned Hugel & Fils winemaker Etienne Hugel will be flying in especially for this event. He will be conducting two masterclasses showcasing Alsace wines and the brand’s top range ‘Jubilee’ wines, mainly from the Grand Cru vineyards Schoenburg and Sporen.
In addition, winemaker and owner Dominique Portet from Yarra Valley, Australia, and principals from Bodegas Roda from Rioja, Spain, and Mt Difficulty Winery from Central Otago, New Zealand will also be travelling to Singapore to present their wines and conduct in-depth masterclasses. These add to the wines being brought in by over 20 wine distributors for the event.
Fine Spirit Appreciation
For whisky and cognac lovers, event sponsor Beam Global will conduct four workshops helmed by their Global Brand Educator and Mixologist, Jamey Merkel. The Courvoisier Connoisseurs Collection sessions will teach the art of cognac appreciation, complete with tastings of new 12- and 21-year-old cognacs. Whisky aficionados should head for The Macallan Master of Fragrance sessions, where Merkel will use 12 bespoke aroma oil blends within Macallan's ‘magical’ box to educate the nose on various whisky notes.
Market Place
Guests can also expect an exciting array of products and produce from event sponsor Market Place. Occupying over 2,000 square metres of space at Epicurean Market, it will have an Oyster Bay in their Gourmet Hall carrying a diverse range of oysters, including Pacific, Fines de Claire and Tsarskaya from France. In its Seafood Bay, cooked seafood like Snowcrab legs, Crystal Prawns, as well as some special smoked scallops, prawns, salmon and mussels will be available for purchase. Cheese connoisseurs will also delight in close to 75 varieties of AOC-certified gourmet cheeses from France, and some of the best international cheeses from Italy, Norway, Spain, Holland, USA and Canada. The Wine Market section will feature wines ranging between S$18.00-S$280.00 per bottle, with sampling of over 20 varieties of wine priced at $5.00 per glass.
Market Place will offer free home delivery in the following week with a minimum purchase of S$100.00.
Ticketing details:
·      General Admission
1-Day Access Pass: $59 (includes $30 Epicurean Market Vouchers)
·      Epicurean Market + Artstage Package
1-Day Access Pass to Epicurean Market + ArtStage: $67 
(includes $30 Epicurean Market Vouchers and a 1-day pass to each event)
·      VIP Package
3-Day Access Pass: $95 (includes $30 Epicurean Market Vouchers and access to VIP Lounge)
Ticket prices quoted exclude booking fees.
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