A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY
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