A JOUR­NEY OF DIS­COV­ERY

Epicure - - SPECIAL FEATURE -

The World Gourmet Sum­mit is back to tempt palates with more gas­tro­nomic de­lights from across the globe. Ir­ish chef Kevin Thorn­ton shares about lesser-known in­gre­di­ents, such as the bog oak and pep­per dulse (res sea­weed) through his seven-course din­ner, What’s KOOKING Kevin Thorn­ton, on 20 April ($248) at Dolce Vita Res­tau­rant. Take a trip through Si­cily with Pa­trizia Di Benedetto of one Miche­lin-starred Bye Bye Blues. She will join Lino Sauro at Gat­topardo Ris­torante di Mare for a Four Hands din­ner, See-food Ital­ian, on 21 April ($188), dur­ing which they will take turns to show­case the re­gion’s boun­teous ocean catch. Think Rosso Di Mazara (Si­cil­ian red prawns carpac­cio) and Ca­vatelli (squid ink pasta), topped with a rich sea urchin mousse.

A six-course pair­ing din­ner menu awaits at Xin Cui­sine ($128) on 13 April. Clas­sic Can­tonese de­lights, like the Braised Noo­dle with Lob­ster and Black Bean Cod with Su­pe­rior Light Soya Sauce, are com­ple­mented by wines from Ka­puka and Kat­nook Founder’s estates. Whisky afi­ciona­dos, on the other hand, will en­joy the five-course Auchen­toshan Whisky Din­ner ($138) over at Peach Blos­soms, fea­tur­ing five expressions, in­clud­ing the prized Auchen­toshan 21 Years Old, on 7 April.

As­pir­ing cooks can head to the Miele Ex­pe­ri­ence Cen­tre for a se­ries of mas­ter­classes. Malaysian chef James Won of En­fin by James Won will con­duct a mas­ter­class and lun­cheon on 17 April ($128). Savour his take on haute cui­sine in de­lec­ta­ble plates like the Sambal Olek a la En­fin, Pep­per­mint Tea Brined Lamb Loin as well as a suc­cu­lent Lob­ster Tail with Crab and Burnt Co­conut Risotto. 2 to 29 April. world­gourmet­sum­mit.com

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