The holiday mood has arisen as we approach the end of the year! This is the time when Singaporeans are counting down to the days when we can feast on good food every day and soak up the good cheers of ongoing festivities. Now, one major food festival all food enthusiasts must not miss is the AccorHotels Food & Wine Festival from 04 to 12 Nov 2017.
In Singapore, delectable food and excellent wine is not simply just a national pastime but considered an inalienable right and AccorHotels knows that best. This festival will spread across nine days in 40 restaurants and bars of hotels under the group. Organised by the largest and most prestigious hotel operator in Singapore, you can be assured that the festival will be nothing short of grand.
This inaugural gourmet food & wine festival will play host to over 100 chefs across AccorHotels’ massive network of Michelin-starred chefs from multiple award-winning restaurants and chefs such as Michelin-star Chef Kirk Westaway of JAAN, Raffles Singapore’s Amos Ting and Chef Louis Tay of Swissôtel Merchant Court who won the Culinary Olympics 2016.
Starring ‘Super Sunday Brunch’ held at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, the coolest pool parties and masterclasses, treat yourselves to exciting culinary creations and interesting alcoholic beverages by more than 100 highly dedicated chefs from AccorHotels.
Here’s what you can expect from this 9-day Food & Wine Extravaganza.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT ACCORHOTELS FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL 2017
The AccorHotels Singapore Food & Wine Festival 2017 is perhaps one of the grandest food festivals Singapore has ever seen and it speaks of the innate passion that we Singaporeans have for food. For nine full days, expect pool party across several different hotels, masterclasses from cocktail shaking to world-class baking, various set lunch and dinner menus, foodie influencer meet-ups and the Biggest Brunch—one that we are totally stoked about.
Guests will be amazed by culinary geniuses who are able to celebrate Singapore’s multi-ethnic influences through delectable food and drinks in beautiful settings. This scale of the event is impressive to say the least, and as Michael Issenberg, Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels, Asia Pacific says, “It speaks to the passion Singaporeans have for food.”
THE BIGGEST BRUNCH IN SINGAPORE
Held on 12 Nov 2017 at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, all AccorHotel’s restaurants and bars will showcase their signature dishes and beverages alongside entertainment and fun for everyone in the family. Imagine being surrounded by the finest foods from some of the best restaurants and bars in the city—all at one destination.
One of the star dishes that stole our hearts was Hen’s Egg, Celeriac, Caviar whipped up by Michelin-star Chef Kirk Westaway from JAAN at Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore.
It was a dream dish by Chef Kirk who cleverly tied in nature’s finest produce coupled with precise culinary techniques. The key here is to use simple methods that best enhance the natural flavours of each unique ingredient.
Alternatively, diners can also look forward to Lobster Bisque & Octopus Avocado by Chef Jean-Charles Dubois from the newly-opened Sofitel Singapore City Centre; and the Saute Slipper Lobster with Black Bean Sauce, Mango Salsa & Sesame, a recipe created by Chef Louis Tay of Swissôtel Merchant Court.
If you are there for the drinks, we highly recommend Anti:dote’s mixologist Bannie Kang’s Hwa Chae and the original Singapore Sling prepared by Amos Ting from Raffles Hotel. Both make stunning cocktails at extremely fast speed. And, we can always do with an extra glass of good cocktail, right?
HAVE A SPLASHIN’ GOOD TIME AT POOL PARTIES
A festival is just incomplete without pool parties so gather all your friends and have a wild time together! Since this is a food festival, partygoers will be treated to freshly made dishes and local BBQ items. What’s more, there will also be a fully-stocked bar serving stylish cocktails, bubbly champagne and a range of local and imported beer on tap!
Your night will be made memorable with DJs spinning the latest hit songs and live performances from solo musicians and bands, depending on which hotel you choose to go to.
There are five hotels in total for you to pick from—Fairmont Singapore, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore, ibis Styles Singapore On MacPherson, Mercure Singapore Bugis and SO Sofitel Singapore.
SIGN UP FOR THE MASTERCLASSES
Pick up some culinary skills along the way when you join in the masterclasses. From cocktail shaking and world-class baking to making latte art and chocolate demonstration workshops, surely there is something that will interest you.
Parents would also be pleased to know that they can sign their young ones up for kids cooking classes, ice cream making lessons and even a pasta necklace crafting session. These are perfect bonding activities for families, ain’t it?
SPECIAL SET MENUS CURATED BY RESTAURANTS OF PARTICIPATING HOTELS
Just for this festival alone, there will be special 3-course set menus at participating restaurants under AccorHotels. Prices range from S$15++ to S$47++ for lunch and S$27++ to S$67++ (including a glass of red or white wine) for dinner.
In particular, you have to try the Pan-Seared Sea Bass with Morel Crust at Royale Restaurant, Mercure Singapore Bugis. Executive Chef Nicholas Sia uses the freshest seafood that are all locally farmed from Ah Hua Kelong.
WIN PRIZES WHILE ENJOYING SPECIAL PROMOTIONS
The AccorHotels Singapore Food & Wine Festival is proudly sponsored by Mastercard and British Airways.
Throughout the course of the nine days, attendees can also collect stamps using a special “Foodie Passport” and lucky winners will stand a chance to win a trip to Sydney or Paris courtesy of British Airways—one of the event’s sponsors—as well as hotel stays at the various hotels under the AccorHotels group.
All participating restaurants and bars are listed in the passport and dining at any one of them will award you 1 stamp*(terms and conditions apply).
Le Club AccorHotels’ members will receive a 2nd stamp upon verification, and the 3rd stamp will be awarded when you pay via MasterCard. Diners must have at least 3 stamps before 12 November in order to qualify for the F&B voucher.
If all these talks about good food have gotten you on the edge of your seat, then what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now at accorhotelsfoodfestival.com.
Tickets for the pool party on 04 November start at S$22 and tickets for the festival lunch and dinner set menu from 04 to 12 November start at S$15.
This post is brought to you by AccorHotels Asia Pacific.