Update your culinary calendars! Marina Bay Sands’ signature Epicurean Market returns for its 2019 edition with fantastic gourmet offerings, celeb chef appearances and more.
It’s the season to eat, drink and make merry! If you’re hungry for a sensational gourmet experience where you can indulge to the fullest, we’ve got just the thing. A feast for the senses, Marina Bay Sands’ Epicurean Market is returning for its sixth edition from 13 to 15 December at Sands Expo and Convention Centre.
Featuring a festive twist, the annual shindig revels in the best of food, wine and spirits with unmissable activities such as celebrity chef appearances, masterclasses, award-winning Marina Bay Sands restaurants showcasing their signatures, and a marketplace stocked with holiday treats, wines, cheeses and more. If you’re bringing along your little ones, they’ll be happily entertained at the kids’ corner with a bouncy castle and a photo booth starring Santa Claus.
Looking forward to it already? Hold on for the ride as we take you through everything to expect when you swing by the space.
The finer things in life…
Now that the year’s almost over, it’s time to treat yourself to classy dinners and cocktail soirees headed by first-rate celebrity chefs and experts on wines and spirits. All this is happening at restaurants across Marina Bay Sands on 13 December, before the market opens, which makes the experience all the more exceptional.
Must-tries include an homage to chef Wolfgang Puck’s hometown Austria, featuring authentic recipes of his favourite childhood flavours at CUT, Franco-Asian dishes at celebrated local chef Justin Quek’s JustIn Flavours of Asia, a premium cuvée wine dinner at db Bistro and Oyster Bar, KOMA’s sake dinner and a four-course wine-pairing meal at LAVO. Plus, you can toast to the event opening at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in the evening with one-for-one cocktails, games, live tunes and more.
Want something more exclusive? Wolfgang Puck will also host a chefs’ tasting dinner and cocktail reception at Spago on 15 December featuring dishes reminiscent of chef Wolfgang’s time in Provence, in honor of his mentor Chef Raymond Thuilier who ignited his passion for cooking.
Wine and dine all weekend
Just like years past, the market hosts pop-ups from Marina Bay Sands’ award-winning restaurants, so you can nibble your way through some of the most popular dishes and cocktails on their menus. Besides famed names like Waku Ghin’s Patisserie Platine by Chef Tetsuya, Adrift by David Myers and Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay, the line-up includes newcomers like modern Japanese eatery KOMA, European-inspired patisserie Origin + Bloom and New York’s Black Tap Craft Burgers and Beer.
Also new: A boozy corner shaking up the best concoctions from 12 signature bars across Marina Bay Sands. And yes, that includes creations by Hong Kong’s Mott 32 – so you can get first dibs before it opens its doors early next year.
Oh, and if you’re keen on upping your game from home cook to chef-in-the-making, sit in for any of the 12 free masterclasses and learn from the team at Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen on how to make your own roast, watch Wolfgang Puck showcase his culinary skills in making the perfect risotto or learn to grow your own edible garden at home.
In the mood for an after-hours party? Shimmy on over to Marquee after 10pm for an epic late-night bash to end your weekend with a bang.
Epicurean Market, 13 Dec – 15 Dec; Sat 12pm – 10pm, Sun 12pm – 9pm; Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Exhibition Hall A-C, Level 1, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956; Two-day pass for adults: $42 for early bird pricing until 15 Nov, $49 from 16 Nov onwards; two-day pass for children aged 6-12: $25
This post is in partnership with Marina Bay Sands.