Another Year To Savour
By Tris Marlis - Monday, Apr 08, 2013
In a few days, one of Singapore’s newer gourmet events, Savour, will be back for a second round. This year, they are doubling the number of participating chefs from around the world, with more Michelin stars combined, offering more signature dishes and master classes.
The main draw here has always been the celebrity chefs. Some of the participating local celebrity chefs are Emmanuel Stroobant (Saint Pierre), Douglas Tay (Osia), Sam Leong (Forest), and Gunther Hubrechsen (Gunther’s). From abroad, there’s last year’s favourite, Alvin Leung from Bo Innovation (Hong Kong), while the rest are newcomers like Mauro Colagreco of Mirazur (France), Margot Janse of Le Quartier Francais (South Africa), Claude Bosi of Hibisbus (UK), and Gustav Trägårdh of Sjömagasinet (Sweden).
These chefs will prepare three to four signature dishes at the Gourmet Village, which is priced around $6- $18 (last year was $6- $21). To ensure quality, the chefs will prepare a limited amount of servings per day.
According to the organisers, the criteria taken for consideration during the chefs selections are their innovativeness, uniqueness, position on world’s best lists and recognition from the Michelin guide, or other similar ratings.
This year, Savour has also doubled the number of facilities or activities arena to keep everyone occupied. Besides feasting, there will be master classes by renowned chefs, wine theater for wine tasting and a baking corner. For families, they have also prepared a kid’s corner where children can get their hands on cooking, a massage bar after a long day of walk at the 32,000 sqm arena, and an air-cooled dining pavilion.
The Premiere Pass is priced at $55 (lunch, available Sat and Sun), and $65 (dinner, daily), inclusive of Savour dollars which can be used at the Gourmet Village and Gourmet Market. For more information on the event, full schedules and menu, go to their website, at www.savour.sg