Singapore’s Epic Food Market is Back in Action Next Month
The massive resort will be hosting celebrity chefs, incredible tastings, and a nightly after-party.
Next month, the Epicurean Market will return for its third year in a row to Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands resort. This year’s edition of the market, which will run August 14-16, will offer a sneak preview of the hotel’s forthcoming restaurant, Spago by Wolfgang Puck; three expo halls showcasing the resort’s nine other celebrity chef restaurants; appearances from some of those chefs themselves; plus plenty of cocktails, cheeses, sausages, and coffee, as well as a Wine Zone.
The massive Marina Bay Sands—which also boasts 2,560 rooms and suites, a shopping mall, convention center, and two theaters—will mostly tap into its own resources for the three-day market. And those resources are plenty, especially when it comes to culinary talent. Los Angeles chef Nancy Silverton (of Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza) will join in the festivities, along with Australian chef Tetsuya Wakuda (Waku Ghin), Thai cuisine expert David Thompson (Long Chim), popular Singaporean chef Justin Quek (Sky on 57), and former L.A. “gypsy” chef David Myers (Adrift). These chefs will be offering tips and workshops throughout the festival, and their restaurants will have pavilions at the expo to offer samples of their food and, in Wakuda’s case, sake.
The resort’s three remaining celebrity chef restaurants—db Bistro & Oyster Bar from Daniel Boulud, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, and the brand new Bread Street Kitchen from Gordon Ramsay—will represent at the expo as well. Executive chef Sabrina Stillhart of Bread Street Kitchen, which opened in June, will offer master classes and tastings from the newcomer’s menu. Meanwhile, Puck’s restaurant empire will offers bites from CUT as well as from his flagship restaurant, Spago, which will make its debut in Asia at Marina Bay Sands later this year.
Beyond the big-name chefs, this year’s Epicurean Market will also include a produce-filled Food Fresh Market, more than 20 wineries in the Wine Zone, plus booths from the Cheese Artisan, Swiss Butchery, Brewer’s Coffee, and spirits-maker Proof & Company. Restaurants from the adjoining shopping complex will be on hand, too, as well as a bar appropriately named “the Bar.” Finally, this year’s Epicurean Market includes a new event: the after-party. From 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. the nights of August 14 and 15, the market will transform into an after-party free for anyone with a pass that will feature small bites, cocktails made by the bartenders at the resort’s many restaurants, and local DJs.
Tickets for the Epicurean Market are on sale now; a three-day pass and entry to the after-party will run you $28 Singapore dollars, or roughly $21 U.S. dollars.