Haute Cuisine: World Gourmet Summit Tickles Singapore’s Tastebuds

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Dietmar Sawyere

Some of the biggest names in gourmet cooking – from three-starred Michelin chef Bruno Menard to Korea’s first celebrity chef Edward Kwon – have gathered for Singapore’s annual World Gourmet Summit, which runs from April 25 to May 8, with events held at some of the city’s most prestigious addresses, including the Marina Bay Sands and the Capella Hotel.

The event showcases the skills of top chefs via master classes and also hosts a series of vintner and celebrity dinners for attendees who want to taste rather than learn. The World Gourmet Summit also has its own awards, the Asian Gastronomic Awards of Excellence, with the Nespresso Restaurant of the Year going to Absinthe, a Singapore-based restaurant, this year.

Tonight, the summit will hold a charity dinner at the St. Regis Singapore for the Community Chest project with Edward Kwon and Michelin-starred chefs David Munoz and Ramon Freixia manning the kitchens, and there are plenty more events to look forward to, including the World Gourmet Summit 15th Anniversary Gala Dinner on April 30 with Dietmar Sawyere of the Berowra Waters Inn in Sydney. There is also a champagne dinner on May 5 with Michael Ginor, co-founder of Hudson Valley Foie Gras and owner of Lola in New York and an evening of British gastronomy with chef Andrew Turner of Wilton’s on May 6.

For more information on the event, visit www.worldgourmetsummit.com

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