Savour 2016 is back this year from 12 — 15 May and is currently on-going as we speak! This year, being the 5th year that Savour has been held, the format has changed into 3 exciting, specially-themed editions.
The 2016 Calendar:
- SAVOUR Gourmet : 12 — 15 May
- SAVOUR Wines : 8 — 11 September
- SAVOUR Christmas : 17 — 20 November
But more importantly, this year’s SAVOUR Gourmet will feature FREE ENTRY! A total of 10 restaurants are featured at the Gourmet Village, and dishes are priced at the more affordable pricing of either $6 or $12. Cash and credit are now also accepted on the grounds. You can also purchase the SAVOUR Experience Pack for $30 which includes vouchers to be spent at the Gourmet Village and Jasons Gourmet Market, a goodie bag and an exclusive Xiao Long Bao from 3-michelin starred Bo Innovation (otherwise not available to the public)!
2016 also marks the debut of DBS Live Your Dream initiative, which provides emerging home-grown talents a platform to showcase their culinary skills. You can play a part in helping to pick out the next culinary star by voting for your favourite up and coming chef during the 4 day event.
The 10 restaurants featured are
- Artichoke — Jonathan Lee with mentor Bjorn Shen
- Buona Terra — William Bai with mentor Denis Lucchi
- CATO — Tommy KJim with mentor Ethan Li
- Gattopardo — Kenneth Oh with mentor Lino Sauro
- abyrinth — Han Liguang (slugging it out on his own)
- Lower East Side — Michael Yeong with mentor Claudio Sandri
- Salt Tapas & Bar — Ronald Li with mentor Luke Mangan
- Saveur Art — Tyler Lai (slugging it out on his own)
- Guest Team R&D — Eric Chong (Masterchef Canada Winner) with mentor Alvin Leung
I had a sneak peek on Thursday, and my was the whole place teeming with activity. Did I mention that the location is also more accessible this year? It’s located at the empty field next to Marina Bay Sands, so for those coming by public transport, just take the MRT to Bayfront MRT Station and it will be a 5 minute walk to SAVOUR.
Buona Terra — Homemade Tagliolini Mushrooms, Saffron, Parmesan and Black Truffle $12
Buona Terra — Oven-baked Sicilian Red Prawns with Cauliflower, Almonds, Raisins and Shellfish Sauce $12
CATO — Twice Cooked Kurobuta Pork Belly with Cured Iberico Bellota Ham $12
CATO — Pan Seared Black Cod with Salted Egg Veloute and Fennel Salad $12
Bar A Thym — Wagyu Striploin, Mushrooms, Beans and Truffles $12
Bar A Thym — Iberico Pork Jowl, Tatsoi, Pickled Pear, Hazelnut Dressing $12
Saveur Art — Angel Hair Lobster Pasta, Fish Roe, Crispy Ebi $12
Saveur Art — Tropical Passion Fruit Sorbet, Mango Curd, Roasted Penja Pineapples, Coconut Sable, Cream $6
A total of 10 restaurants partaking in Savour Gourmet this year.
Crowded after the sun sets
Jasons Gourmet Market, an air-conditioned tent where we escaped to to cool down. Lots of fresh produce on sale here and cooked immediately for u. Oysters, prawns, sausages, you name it they have it. If only we had such a concept on a permanent basis, where we shop for fresh produce and have it cooked on the spot for us!
At no costs should you forget to visit the CHEESE ROOM. I was stuck in there for a good 10 minutes trying out the various cheeses. You have to check out Purple Moon, which is a wine soaked cheddar (top left pic). It’s amazing!
Check out previous years’ SAVOUR events
SAVOUR Gourmet 2016
May 12 — 15 2016
Bayfront Avenue (Open Space next to Marina Bay Sands)