Michelin stars join Singapore food fest

SINGAPORE, 25 June 2018:  Singapore Food Festival makes its annual return for its 25th edition, 13 to 29 July, with 20 gastronomic experiences featuring traditional and contemporary flavours of Singapore.

In line with SFF’s 25th anniversary this year’s food offerings will be inventive, but familiar, as the festival continues to stay true to its roots by shining the spotlight on authentic local flavours and culinary talents.

Singapore Tourism Board’s director of retail and dining, Ranita Sundramoorthy said: “It has been an amazing 25 years for the Singapore Food Festival that has cemented its place as the marquee event on our local food calendar.”

The 25th edition of SFF will feature quirky meals and much-loved local flavours delivered by Michelin-star chefs Emmanuel Stroobant and Haikal Johari.

Now in its fourth year, STREAT, which is SFF 2018’s signature event, will extend for two days at an outdoor venue.

This year’s STREAT will be hosted at Empress Lawn, a much bigger venue than in the past and will open Friday, 13 July from 1700 to 2230 and on Saturday, 14 July, for a full day from 1200 to 2230.

The event’s highlight will feature Chef Emmanuel Stroobant (of one Michelin-starred Saint Pierre) and Chef Haikal Johari (of one Michelin-starred Alma). They will join hands for the first time to helm a pop-up restaurant, where they will serve a five-course menu at an early bird price of SGD55.

Bookings must be made online before 9 July at https://tickets.igo.events/streatpopup.

Complementing the pop-up the line-up of establishments, includes Old Bibik Peranakan Kitchen, Morsels, Venue by Sebastian, Gayatri Restaurant and Sinar Pagi Nasi Padang – all dishing up local favourites and modern interpretations of Singaporean classics.

For the first time, there will be a dedicated bar at STREAT, with tipples courtesy of Manhattan Bar, named Asia’s Best Bar 2018 for the second year running.

In celebration of the festival’s 25th anniversary, another highlight is the limited-edition SFF-branded beers and waters – produced in collaboration with local craft brewery, Trouble Brewing – that will be launched exclusively at SFF and also made available at other selected SFF events.

Beyond F&B options, visitors may also partake in a specially-curated line-up of culinary workshops and master classes, purchase local food-related souvenirs at STREAT’s retail pop- up and enjoy a line-up of local entertainment acts in the evening as well.

For the early-birds who book a workshop online before 12 July 2018 at https://ticketing.igo.events/o/52, they will stand to receive SGD15 worth of credits to spend at STREAT.