Singapore Food Festival returns for its 28th edition; Singapore Food Festival 2021 to take place from 27 August to 12 September 2021 with the theme ‘Savour Singapore In Every Bite’.
Gastronomes take note: the annual Singapore Food Festival – one of the few food events on our annual events calendar dedicated to local cuisine and talent – is back! Singapore Food Festival 2021 will take place over three weekends from 27 August to 12 September with the theme ‘Savour Singapore In Every Bite’.
While last year’s Singapore Food Festival was a wholly virtual edition, held as it was during the height of the ongoing global pandemic, this year sees a more hybrid approach with various live events. You’re looking at over 50 gastronomic and drinking experiences, virtual or live, that will take place over the course of the festival.
This year’s lineup will feature a gamut of live masterclasses, virtual food tours, secret suppers, and even a partner event, the Singapore Vegan Festival.
Highlights of Singapore Food Festival 2021 include:
Some of the best talent in Singapore’s F&B scene – chefs, bartenders, and food personalities – will be taking viewers on both free-to-view and pay-to-view live masterclasses hosted on SFF 2021’s Facebook page. Some of these masterclasses even come with ingredient sets you can purchase – available for residents in Bangkok, Chengdu, and Manila, as well as Singapore – so you can participate in the activity.
Masterclasses of note include one with MasterChef Singapore 2018 judge Bjorn Shen of Artichoke and Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef JP Anglo of Sarsa from the Philippines partnering to create their rendition of an oyster omelette, Chef Jeremy Gillon of one Michelin-starred restaurant JAG demonstrating the process of making ravioli from scratch, and pastry expert Mohammed Al-Matin of cult bakery favourite Le Matin Patisserie showing how to make his unique spin on goreng pisang (banana fritter).
Take virtual tours to see two of Singapore’s favourite neighbourhoods known for their culinary draw – Tiong Bahru and Little India. There are also inside looks at how some of Singapore’s food-related businesses run their operations; there’s Kok Fah Technology Farm that produces some of our favourite vegetables for local consumption, for example, while innovative Crust up-cycles bread crusts and fruit peels for making beer.
Exclusive SFF 2021 dining
As with previous SFF events, the organisers have partnered with various dining and drinking establishments across Singapore for exclusive experiences. Restaurants such as award-winning Peranakan restaurant Candlenut, casual steakhouse Featherblade and modern Japanese gastrobar Rappu have signed up to offer special limited-time dishes for SFF.
This year, cocktail bars have also gotten into the act – Nutmeg & Clove and Origin at Shangri-La Singapore each have a special cocktail for SFF 2021.
Singapore Vegan Festival
Then there’s the ancillary Singapore Vegan Festival, which has its own slew of events wholly dedicated to those who ascribe to a vegan lifestyle. This third-ever edition will have activities that range from plant-based cooking masterclasses, exclusive dishes at partner restaurants (such as Amò, Levant, LeVeL33, Planty of Love, Locaba, and more), to vegan food tours that take diners on walking tours across Little India, Chinatown, Joo Chiat, and Katong.
“True to its proud tradition, Singapore Food Festival 2021 showcases our vibrant culinary culture by spotlighting our people – from established and rising chefs to everyday culinary heroes, wine experts and mixologists,” said Serene Tan, Director of Retail and Dining, Singapore Tourism Board (STB). “This year, we are excited to bring SFF to both local and global audiences, enabling them to indulge in Singaporean cuisine and learn more about our culture through food.”
“More than ever, SFF is testament to the innovation in Singapore’s culinary scene, and our reputation as a global culinary capital,” she added.
Interested festival-goers can find out more about Singapore Food Festival 2021 at www.singaporefoodfestival.sg.
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