Singapore Food Festival 2020 goes virtual and the menu is to dine for

The Singapore Food Festival (SFF) is going virtual for 2020, and there’s plenty on the menu for those in love with the country’s vibrant gastro scene.

Under the banner Rediscover the Foodie in You, SFF 2020 will see more than 25 food and beverage (F&B) partners serving up gastronomic experiences for online festivalgoers to enjoy at home.

The extravaganza, which takes place over the last two weekends in August (21–23 and 28–30 August), will offer virtual food tours, live masterclasses and chef collaborations. 

A total of 17 masterclasses are on the menu, featuring some of the top names in Singapore’s foodie scene…

Michelin-starred Chef Julien Royer will deconstruct one of his most popular salads

SFF 2020 is all part of of the recently launched Singapore discovers campaign, which seeks to show a different side of Singapore, and the foodie traditions which continue to shape its food culture.

A total of 17 masterclasses are on the menu, featuring some of the top names in Singapore’s foodie scene, including award-winning pastry chef Cheryl Koh of Tarte by Cheryl Koh (pictured below, left, who will be presenting an éclair-making masterclass), and Chef Julien Royer of three Michelin-starred Odette, who will deconstruct one of his most popular salads.

Tarte by Cheryl Koh reveal the secrates of an award-winning éclair

Feeling thirsty? Bartending honchos Colin Chia and Charmaine Thio of speakeasy bar Nutmeg & Clove, ranked #32 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020  will teach the basics of cocktail making and demonstrate how to create two different tipples.

The Virtual Food Tours include a hosted tour through the historical Tanjong Pagar and Chinatown precincts; as well as Katong and Joo Chiat. Expect to learn more about its heritage food businesses.

“The Singapore Food Festival has always been about putting the spotlight on our vibrant and evolving local F&B landscape,” says Ranita Sundra, from the Singapore Tourism Board. “While we are unable to host SFF in its usual form, we are excited about the possibilities that the festival’s very first virtual edition will bring. This year’s programming aims to bundle the joy of feasting with interactive and engaging experiences. We encourage everyone to support our chefs, bartenders and food personalities, while rediscovering the foodie in them through the exciting gastronomic activities we have planned.”

Festivalgoers can check out the SFF festival schedule here for a full list of activities. We’ll see you there. We never could resist a good Laksa…

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