Plating Up WA: Singapore Edition returns this month with 12 participating venues presenting exclusive creations made using Western Australian produce.
Foodies, rejoice! Plating Up WA: Singapore Edition is back again this year with a slew of participating restaurants, cafés, and bars in Singapore celebrating the wondrous produce of Western Australia.
Running from 23 June to 23 July 2023, the returning Plating Up WA: Singapore Edition will feature 12 participating venues each of which will present specially-created dishes and/or cocktails as well as made-in-WA wines on their menus during this period.
Participating venues this year include sky-high urban brewery restaurant LeVeL33, contemporary Italian restaurant MONTI, Mediterranean bistro Sol & Luna, and modern Australian eatery Kaarla, among others.
Expect to be dazzled by the bountiful showcase of WA produce during this month. MONTI for example will present a seafood tartare featuring prized Western Australian marron and scallops, while Bedrock Origin and LeVeL33 will be employing Western Australian rock lobsters in their exclusive culinary creations. Love your beef? Kaarla is offering a charcoal-grilled tenderloin using Pardoo Okan wagyu. For a more complete experience? Flutes Restaurant is putting together an entire degustation menu using WA-sourced ingredients.
For drinks, head to wine bar 87 Club Street where they will be showcasing a couple of Margaret River wines, or Sol & Luna for an enchanting gin sour made with Old Young’s Gin from the Swan Valley.
Plating Up WA was originally launched in Western Australia back in 2018 by Buy West Eat Best and the Western Australian government to celebrate domestic produce and elevate the region’s dining scene. The initiative expanded internationally to Singapore in 2022.
For the first time, Plating Up WA will see a chef exchange programme that will see chefs from Perth and Singapore teaming up to learn and share knowledge about local produce and flavours before they host exclusive four-hands dinners in each city.
Chef Lamley Chua, executive chef for 1-Arden that includes Oumi and Kaarla, has been appointed this year’s Chef Ambassador from Singapore and travelled for the first time to Western Australia to learn more about the produce available there. He presented his Plating Up WA: Singapore Edition dishes at a one-night only four-hands dinner with his counterpart Chef Lucas Fernandes, executive chef for Fraser’s Kings Park in Perth.
In return Chef Lucas will be visiting Singapore from 16 to 20 July to showcase his own creations alongside Chef Lamley at a four-hands dinner in Kaarla, as well as visit various local markets and meet Singapore-based chefs.
“We are pleased to bring back Plating Up WA: Singapore Edition this year and introduce our Chef Ambassador program,” declared Bryce Green, Investment and Trade Commissioner, ASEAN, of the WA Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation.
“This festival provides a great opportunity for Singapore’s businesses and diners to connect with Western Australia through premium food and drinks as we celebrate the quality, variety and versatility of WA produce prepared and presented by some of Singapore’s well-known dining and drinking venues,” Green added.
The Singapore edition runs concurrently with festivities in Western Australia, so if you happen to be visiting Perth, Swan Valley or other parts of WA, check their participating venues as well. Lucky you.
To find out more about Plating Up WA, visit: www.platingupwa.com.au.
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