Back for its 25th delicious edition, this year’s Singapore Food Festival (SFF) is on from 13 to 29 July 2018 with an extensive showcase of over 20 gastronomic experiences.
This year’s lineup of events is impressive and will take place all over the island. From cooking demos and craft workshops to theatrical dining experiences, the aim is to celebrate Singapore’s gastronomic diversity with a focus on four of its fundamental influences: modernity, culture, art and tradition.
Highlights include Beer Yoga at Clifford Square, where beer-loving yogis can induce a true inner shanti (peace) through their bodies, minds, and souls with an ice-cold one; and A Food & Dance Affair at Caldwell House Alcove @ Chijmes, for a sensory experience of a contemporary dance performance with an indulgent five-course modern Singaporean meal.
We are also looking forward to Back To Basics, a series of fascinating workshops discussing Singapore’s local produce with a focus on traditional kueh making. And over at The Screening Room at Ann Siang Road, dinner with TV gets the thumbs-up. Local delicacies such as BBQ chicken wings, and the more modern crispy soft-shell crab with chilli crab ragu, are paired with a good foodie film such as Chocolat or Eat Drink Man Woman.
Additionally, with more than 60 restaurants participating in the Singapore Restaurant Festival (1 July to 30 September), diners can look forward to savouring a comprehensive range of cuisines at famous restaurants such as Fat Cow, Omar Shariff, and Tung Lok Group.
This year, SFF’s signature event STREAT 2018 will be held at Empress Lawn on 13 July (5pm – 10:30pm) and 14 July (12pm – 10:30pm), and will feature a pop-up restaurant helmed by chef Emmanuel Stroobant and chef Haikal Johari – the chefs of Michelin-starred restaurants Saint Pierre and Alma respectively. Diners can enjoy a a five-course meal ($55 Nett), specially curated by the two chefs to celebrate Singapore’s cuisine and a vast array of local ingredients. Festival-goers will also be spoilt for choice with a variety of food stalls led by an exciting line-up of chefs from 11 dining establishments, including Old Bibik Gourmand, Morsels, and Gayatri; along with a range of culinary workshops, local entertainment acts, and retail pop-ups to top off the scrumptious festivities.
Don’t forget to check out SFF’s Digital Festival Guide: A Foodie’s Guide To The Singapore Food Festival 2018 for more details!