Ticket sales are now on sale for this three day culinary extravaganza
Marina Bay Sands’ culinary extravaganza makes its return from 12-14 August 2016 at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Level 1 (Hall A, B, and C) and aims to be the best edition yet. Now in its fourth year, Epicurean Market proves that it is still the premier gastronomic event for food and wine lovers.
Epicurean Market is packed with new offerings this year, from the introduction of award-winning restaurant Yardbird Southern Table & Bar to an expanded farmer’s market and an extensive collection of complimentary and paid masterclasses by Singapore’s leading wine and spirits experts.
A New Award-winning Restaurant Comes to Town
Set to open at Marina Bay Sands in 2017, the award-winning Yardbird Southern Table & Bar will make its debut at this year’s Epicurean Market, offering patrons a first taste of its heart-warming signature Southern U.S. fare. A James Beard “Best New Restaurant South” semi-finalist and one of Bon Appétit’s “50 Best New Restaurants”, Yardbird will deliver a refined take on soulful Southern cuisine to Singapore diners here.
Founder and CEO John Kunkel has built an award-winning restaurant group in just under two decades, demonstrating his immense talent for conceptualising and developing a broad range of hospitality concepts. For Yardbird, John took inspiration from his own roots, perfecting family recipes of Southern favourites that included his grandmother’s famed 27- hour brined and crispy fried chicken with heavenly waffles. The success of Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Miami in 2011 propelled a second opening of the concept on the iconic restaurant row at The Venetian, a property operated by Las Vegas Sands.
During Epicurean Market, Kunkel together with his culinary team will personally dish out Yardbird’s Southern comfort fare at its booth located within the Celebrity Chef restaurant arena.
Also making its debut at Epicurean Market are award-wining restaurants from the Venetian Macao, Marina Bay Sands’ sister property in Macau. Making a one-time-only appearance for the festival are North and The Golden Peacock. Visitors will be able to savour the traditional cuisines from the Dongbei and Sichuan regions of China that North specializes in, and indulge in the signature flavours from the one Michelin-starred Indian restaurant The Golden Peacock.
An Expanded Farmer’s Market
This year’s Farmer’s Market will see an increase in stalls serving up fresh produce and artisanal products. Marina Bay Sands will once again work directly with Farmer’s Markets across Asia, Europe and North America to offer the finest and freshest gourmet produce. A selection of specialty cheeses, red hued Sockeye Salmon and Campari tomatoes are just some of the produce made available from the Okanagan Valley Market in British Columbia. Patrons will also get to purchase a range of fruits and vegetables that include Ojai Pixie Tangerines, Vidalia Onions and Crenshaw Melons from the Los Angeles Specialty Market.
Celebrity chef restaurants such as Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro & Oyster Bar and CUT by Wolfgang Puck will set up pop up stalls within the Farmers’ Market to sell unique craft produce during Epicurean Market. Daniel Boulud will unveil the delicious baked goods and speciality produce such as his signature house-made charcuterie from Épicerie Boulud, his famed eat-in/take-out market in New York. CUT will run a butchery inside the Farmers’ Market, selling selected premium cuts of meat from its award-winning steak restaurant.
Tickets for Epicurean Market are now on sale at Marina Bay Sands.