Epicurean Market – The most awaited event of Marina Bay Sands held last January 25-27, 2013 presented ‘food tripping’ in a sumptuous perception through the showcase of finest food, wine, cheese and spirits and the appearances of celebrity chefs Nancy Silverton, Daniel Boulud, Tetsuya Wakuda, Justin Quek and Hide Yamamoto.
Epicurean from etymologic meaning is “one who cultivates refined taste in food and drink”. Mr Tamir Shanel, VP of F&B Marina Bay Sands came up with the idea of Inaugural Epicurean Market offering a taste of Marina Bay sands as the best way to kick off the year. He described the event wherein ‘Guests can be entertained and educated at the same time as they hear from the experts in a convivial atmosphere where food and drinks are aplenty. It will be great opportunity for guests to discover something new, expand their gastronomic knowledge and experience choice culinary picks.’
It was a big time treat for epicures wherein finest culinary delights and vintages are made affordable. The event was highlighted as well with talks and demonstrations on food and wine products, live bands and roving entertainers, beer garden for beer lovers, product showcases, free food and wine tasting and products sales in an extensive 12,500 meters of Sands Expo and Convention Center.
Over 80 dining establishments and industry leaders took part in the event and preparations have been made as early as last quarter of 2012. And even though there were lesser crowd than what was expected, as the beginning of a luxurious food awareness event that is going to be celebrated annually, it can’t be denied that it was an epicurean success!