End: 26 Apr 2013
Location: Various locations
World Gourmet Summit, Asia’s premier and most prestigious gourmet culinary event now in its 17th year, will be held from Tuesday, 16 to Friday, 26 April as part of the 2013 World Gourmet Series. The initial stellar line-up of chefs announced include Bo Lindegaard & Lasse Askov (Denmark), Gabriele Ferron (Italy), Jean-François Piège (France), Matt Moran (Australia), Paco Torreblanca (Spain) and Yannick Alléno (France).
Adopting the theme Artisans & The Art Of Dining, the culinary journey kicks off with Singapore’s pioneer national culinary awards programme, the World Gourmet Series Awards Of Excellence on 16 March.
Since its inception in 2001, the World Gourmet Series Awards Of Excellence has recognised leading food and beverage (F&B) professionals. This year, 29 individuals will walk off with career-changing awards including the eminent Citibank Restaurant Manager Of The Year, San Pellegrino New Restaurant Of The Year and Meat & Livestock Australia Rising Chef Of The Year.
This year’s event celebrating Artisans & The Art Of Dining, features innovative and unique gastronomic events such as Singapore’s first ever Hearts On Fire Edible Fashion Show and the Citibank Gastronomic Jam Sessions.
Another highlight of the series is the fêted World Gourmet Summit Charity Dinner in collaboration with T.H.E. Dance Company, which has been confirmed for Thursday, 18 April in support of the Community Chest, the fund-raising arm of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), for which millions has been raised since its inception in 2000.
Peter A. Knipp, CEO of Peter Knipp Holdings, said, “We have the privilege of bringing the excitement, the glamour and most importantly, the passion that surrounds the world of gastronomy back to Singapore for the 17th year running."
With the theme, Artisans & The Art Of Dining, we aim to bring to the forefront the soul and passion that surrounds the culinary craft.
We are excited about pushing boundaries yet again, delivering only the best gourmet experiences for diners in Singapore across the country’s premier establishments this April.
At the heart of the World Gourmet Series is the Awards Of Excellence, which plays an important role in raising the standards of the F&B industry and cultivating the talent that will put Singapore on the global gourmet map. For more than a decade, over a hundred of F&B’s finest have been recognised by an esteemed judging panel for their efforts in bringing the epicurean scene to new heights.
The Awards Of Excellence finalists will be selected by an expert panel of culinary judges were announced today and the winners will be unveiled at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 16 March at Orchard Hotel.
The World Gourmet Summit is organised by À La Carte Productions (a subsidiary of Peter Knipp Holdings Pte Ltd), the 2013 festivities are proudly presented by Citibank and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).
Exclusive SENATUS Privileges at World Gourmet Summit 2013
World Gourmet Summit (WGS), Asia’s premier and most prestigious gourmet culinary event now in its 17th year, will be held from Tuesday, 16 to Friday, 26 April as part of the 2013 World Gourmet Series. This year’s event celebrating Artisans & The Art Of Dining, features innovative and unique gastronomic events; a selection of which SENATUS is happy to announce special rates for members only!
Hearts On Fire Edible Fashion Show & Chocolate Dinner
Masterchefs Paco and Jacob Torreblanca, expert chocolatiers from Spain, and Singapore's Janice Wong showcase their creativity in tantalising chocolate couture designs fit for the fashion runway, with fashion design by Sadhwani Bhavana of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts complemented by jewellery pieces by Hearts On Fire, "The World’s Most Perfectly Cut Diamond".
Guests will also be delighted with an exquisite deZaan™ gourmet chocolate-themed dinner.
19 April | 7.00pm to 11.00pm | S$250+ | SENATUS members receive 10% off
W Hotel Singapore
3éme Grand Chapitre, Singapour Sabre d’Or
Great champagne and good fun are at the heart of La Confrérie du Sabre d'Or and witness-in-person Sabrage, the ceremonial art of opening a champagne bottle, by which a sabre is slid along the body of the bottle to break the entire neck away, leaving only the base of the bottle open and ready to pour.
Along with an excellent selection of champagnes, guests can enjoy a specially crafted menu by Italian chefs Massimo Pasquarelli, Corrado Assenza & Lino Sauro.
23 April | 8.00pm to 11.00pm | S$328+ (SENATUS members) S$428+ (regular)
The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore
Ladies Night Out - Luxury Bento & Whisky by The Macallan
The Macallan will be hosting a unique experiential whisky appreciation class exclusively for ladies. With the sense of smell as an important element of taste, a perfumer will introduce participants to a spectrum of common whisky notes, improving their knowledge in whisky appreciation.
Accompanying the spirit would be a hands-on bento making session specially presented by the brilliant culinary team at Stellar. End off the evening with breathtaking views at 1-Altitude’s rooftop bar and a glass of Macallan in hand.
24 April | 8.00pm to 11.00pm | S$198+ | SENATUS members receive 10% off
Stellar & 1-Altitude
Gourmet Golf Experience
Embrace one of the world’s most loved sports, delicious cuisine and fine wines at this one of a kind tournament that’s not to be missed held at Singapore Island Country Club, the oldest and grandest golf club in the country.
Players are invited to partake in gourmet spreads at selected tee boxes prepared by six of Singapore’s leading establishments. After the game, players will be treated to yet another epicurean feast paired with the finest selection of wines.
24 April | Golf: 1.00pm to 6.00pm, Dinner: 6.00pm to 10.00pm | S$250 (SICC members) S$480+ (regular)
Singapore Island Country Club
OTHELLO: Meet the Cast Exclusive Party
Make the opening night of Shakespeare in the Park - Othello, presented by the Singapore Repertory Theatre, even more enjoyable with the opportunity to mingle with your favourite cast members in an exclusive cocktail party after the performance.
Guests will also revel in a feast prepared by five premier establishments amidst the beautiful surroundings of one of Singapore’s most historic landmarks.
26 April | 10.30pm to 12.30am | S$170+ (Cocktail only), S$198+ (Cocktail & play) | SENATUS members receive 10% off
Gattopardo Italian Grill & Pizzabar