Thursday, February 7, 2013

Epicurean Market Part 1

Though it has been quite a while after the event, it would be great to share the first food event of the year 2013 held at Marina Bay Sands to showcase the gourmet items that are available at the restaurants in tasting portions. Hope that this will be useful for everyone, especially those who have missed this year's event and considering whether should go for the next one
 

This was not just only about celebrity chef restaurants but also for various food suppliers and other similar entrepreneurs to reach out to a wider audience whose taste buds have evolved over the years. Wine tasting served as a great knowledge exposure about various wines.
 
Au Chocolat tempted us with samples of  sinful chocolate-coated bacon (top right), chocolate nuts and a goodie bag ! Beautiful towering displays of their chocolate goods was just a mini size of their shop transplanted into the MBS Expo Hall.



 
Each ticket is entitled to some vouchers to be spent on the food there(apart from samples. Certainly, most people beehived towards the celebrity chef food. And Guy Savoy was one of them with very hospitable male chefs who would explain and showcase the ingredients like huge truffles.
From Guy Savoy booth, the grapefruit terrine with tea sauce was a welcome dish after having several meat courses before this to clean our palates.
Artichoke and Black Truffle Soup, layered brioche with mushrooms and truffles
Meanwhile, as this soup had a very aromatic mushroom fragrance that came from the generous dose of black truffles. Our smiles and excitement never ceased when we saw that the buttery Brioche was slathered excessively with black truffles paste. A lavish dip for an excellent soup indeed.
 
 Although celebrity chef is a must try, other stalls such as the Swiss Butchery, a renowned meat house in Tanglin and Greenwood Avenue for it's premium cuts, deserved our attention too.
 
Not only did they serve hearty portions like this at a highly discounted rate......
 
their sausages with mustard dressing pleased us like kids whose growling stomachs were looking for some comforting, familiar tastes.
 
Managing a stall can be tiring but I believe that the staff and the chefs there had a great time mingling with the visitors. Are you asking if this is all ? Of course not, stay tune for upcoming posts on Waku Ghin, fabulous oysters and more!

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