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MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2016: 6 Exciting Events Foodies Need To Prepare Your Stomachs For

Last Updated: June 4, 2016

Written by Melissa Goh

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The MICHELIN guide is a prestigious international food guide that awards restaurants and dining places with zero to three stars, which helps set a culinary standard all across the world.

The first edition of MICHELIN guide Singapore 2016 will be launching soon, and we have rounded up the top exciting scoops, line ups, and things that are happening for the first time ever in Michelin’s history, that serious food lovers will need to know about.

1. World’s first MICHELIN guide award ceremony & Gala dinner + Guide Book launch (21 July)

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Come 21 July 2016,  Michelin together with Robert Parker Wine Advocate (RPWA), will be hosting the first ever MICHELIN guide Award Ceremony cum Gala Dinner at Resorts World Sentosa.

For the first time too, invitation to the award ceremony and gala dinner is extended to the public and tickets can be purchased here at $450++ per seat. Guest will get the chance to interact with their favourite newly starred Michelin chefs during a meet-and-greet session just before the dinner, and are welcome to approach the chefs anytime during the event.

You will be treated to an array of dishes throughout the different courses prepared by Joël Robuchon, and other award winning chefs. Accompanying the scrumptious dishes are 12 specially curated wines from Family of Twelve, the top wineries from New Zealand.

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The MICHELIN guide book Singapore 2016 edition will also be officially launched on this glamours night. Be amongst the first few to get your hands on the guide by pre-ordering at $39.95, it is limited to first 10,000 copies only. What are you waiting for? Place your orders now!

2. World’s first trade seminar by Michael Ellis (22 July)

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Ever wondered, how Michelin appoints its inspectors, what goes into the inspection process, how the star awarding system works across different cuisines and countries around the world? International director of MICHELIN guides, Michael Ellis, will be answering burning questions on everything you want/need to know about the MICHELIN guides.  

The trade seminar, which will be happening on 22 July 2016, is limited to a first-come, first-serve basis of only 100 Singapore-based chefs, restauranteurs and hoteliers from our F&B scene. Booking details will be announced on 15 June 2016, here.

3. An Evening with Hideaki Matsuo of three Michelin-starred Kashiwaya (8-11 June)

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Now you don’t have to make travel plans just to fly halfway across the globe for a once in a life time dinning experience at an international Michelin starred restaurant, Robert Parker Wine Advocate will making things more convenient by bringing chefs down to Singapore! Wines that has received a score of RP90 and above will be specially paired during each session too, so make merry while you taste exquisite dishes of your favourite starred chefs.

Exclusive events and gastronomic activities will be held at newly starred restaurants in Singapore all year round, which will be announced at a later date.

To kick start this showcase, master chef Hideaki Matsuo, owner of 3-starred Kashiwaya in Osaka will be serving up acclaimed Japanese ryotei-styled cuisine with a touch of Western influences in his seven-course menu. These dishes will be paired with limited edition Nabeshima sakes or Dom Pérignon champagnes.

It will be held from 8 to 11 June 2016, Saint Pierre at One Fullerton, tickets are on sale now.

4. Master Of Taste Michelin Dinner: The best wines meet the best food (October 2016)

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Matter of Taste is an annual affair that has been running for its third consecutive year in Singapore. A walkabout wine tasting event where you’d get to meet wine connoisseurs and taste from more than 80 iconic wines that has a score of RP90 and above. Take part in wine master classes held by winemakers from around the world and RPWA wine reviewers.

If you’re in for an enriching wine-paring dinner, the newly organised Matter of Taste-Michelin Dinner will be making its debut on October 2016, where you’ll get to enjoy classy wine-paring dinners that are skilfully handpicked by RPWA wine reviewers, and mingle with top winemakers and chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants.

5. Win dinner for two at Jiro Sushi’s 3 Michelin-starred restaurant

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If you’re like me and have been dying to try Master Jiro’s sushi at 3 Michelin-starred Sukiyabashi Jiro, which is the most difficult Japanese restaurant to book in the entire world, here’s how you can win your chance now, along with a pair of Singapore-Tokyo business class return flights on Delta Air Lines, and a two-night stay at Park Hyatt Hotel in Toyko’s Shinjuku neighbourhood.

Simply submit a photo or video Facebook post featuring a person’s cooking which you deeply admire. It’s elementary!

Guess the Stars Contest is another contest where by predicting Singapore’s potential Michelin star restaurants, you can walk away with 23 prizes worth $200,000, from business class return flights for two, to dinning at selected international and Singapore Michelin-starred restaurants, complimentary bottles of Dom Pérignon champagnes, and bonus MICHELIN guide Singapore 2016.

Head over here for more information on how to participate.

6. Launch of Asia’s first gourmet lifestyle website by MICHELIN guide

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Striving to make Michelin a home brand that can be shared and enjoyed by all ages, Robert Parker Wine Advocate has launched a website that will bring food lovers and chefs together, through a comprehensive food-related content portal.

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Filled with the latest food buzz and trends, the website will be packed with articles and interesting videos from Beyond the Table series, where readers can learn to appreciate food by finding out more about the stories shared by local famers and craft mens. Along with up coming tips and travel guides for foodie parents, featuring child-friend, wallet-friendly restaurants to check out.

This handy website will also be providing all the official information of what’s ahead for the MICHELIN guide, gala dinner and award ceremony.

Stay tuned for more!

Related Guide: Singapore Restaurants predicted to get Michelin stars in 2016

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