Western Australia launches Plating Up WA: Singapore Edition, bringing its popular dining festival featuring top quality produce from Australia’s westernmost state to Singapore.

Gastrophiles, rejoice! The inaugural Plating Up WA: Singapore Edition will arrive at our shores this June.

Plating Up WA is a dining festival first launched across Western Australia in 2018 to promote the state’s top-quality produce and wines, and over the years this initiative of Buy West Eat Best and the Western Australian government has garnered a track record – and awards! – not only for shining the spotlight on key WA producers but also elevating WA’s dining scene.

That festival is now coming to town.

Plating Up WA: Singapore Edition will kick off on 1 June 2022, running concurrently with the one in Western Australia. The local edition will feature 21 participating Singapore restaurants and bars each of which will showcase specially-created dishes, and made-in-WA wines and craft beers in their menus for the month of June.

Plating Up WA Singapore Edition - Monti - Margaret River Tomahawk
Monti will be featuring Margaret River wagyu for Plating Up WA: Singapore Edition. [Image credit: Monti]

Some of these participating venues include American Taproom, Brewerkz (Orchard Rendezvous), Burnt Ends, Flutes, KAARLA, LeVeL33, Meatsmith Little India, MONTI, Open Farm Community, Opio Kitchen & Bar, QIN Restaurant & Bar, and Tóng Lè Private Dining. Each restaurant will present at least one menu item using a WA ingredient: Fremantle octopus, Margaret River Wagyu, sustainably-farmed Dorper lamb, marron, and black barley, among others. For example, Michelin-starred Burnt Ends – headed by chef-owner and Perth native Dave Pynt – will be plating up two dishes, one featuring WA marron, and the other Fremantle octopus. Over at newly-opened modern Australian KAARLA, Chef John-Paul Feichtner will be dishing up salt-cured kangaroo with WA black barley.

You can find the full list of participating Singapore venues here.

Participating bars will be carrying Made-in-WA craft beers like those from Rocky Ridge Brewing Company and Otherside Brewery, or lauded Margaret River wines from Moss Wood and Cullen, for example.

Rocky Ridge Brewing Co - Hamish Coates
Expect made-in-WA craft beers across town this June, such as those from Rocky Ridge Brewing Co. [Image credit: Joel Lim Photography]
“With the re-opening of Western Australia’s borders, we are delighted to reconnect with our friends in Singapore over our shared love of premium quality produce, bespoke wines, and craft beers,” said Krista Dunstan, the Investment and Trade Commissioner for the Government of Western Australia in the ASEAN region.

“Plating Up WA is an event for lovers of fine food that is celebrated at the same time in both Singapore and Western Australia. Bringing a little bit of Western Australia to Singapore, we hope to remind you of your favourite produce and excite your taste buds with the flavour of something new,” Dunstan added.

Singapore was chosen as Plating Up WA’s first international destination because of the city-state’s vibrant dining scene, world-class chefs, and its food-obsessed residents.

[Main image credit: Tóng Lè Private Dining]

To find out more about Plating Up WA, visit: https://www.platingupwa.com.au/.

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