World Gourmet Summit 2017: 5 Events That Every Foodie In Singapore Needs To Experience

Back for its 21st year, World Gourmet Summit (WGS) 2017 is running from 20 March to 16 April 2017 with chefs from over 16 countries showcasing their creativity, as well as events open to the public such as whisky tastings, Masterclasses and special dinners.

If you’ve never heard of WGS before, it’s time to rectify the situation. Every year, the organisers bring in chefs from all around the world to put on a display of their culinary prowess.

It’s not just foreign chefs either; homegrown talents like Chef Petrina Loh from Morsels also take part in WGS by hosting dinners in their restaurants.

Here are five events at this year’s WGS that people who are looking for an unforgettable dining experience should check out:

1.  World Whisky Tour

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If you’re a whisky connoisseur, don’t miss out on the World Whisky Tour ($288) on 25 March. Held at Oso Ristorante, a flight of 10 whiskeys will be served.

These whiskeys come from all around the world – Scotland, Ireland, Taiwan, Japan and even India – and are paired with dishes that are designed to bring out the best notes in the drink.

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World Whisky Tour: Oso Ristorante, 46 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089858 | Tickets | Tel: +65 63278378 | Website

2. Canadian Flavours ft. Quentin Glabus

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If you haven’t made any dinner plans for 28 March, then you should get your tickets for Quentin Glabus‘ dinner event, Canadian Flavours at Wooloomooloo Steakhouse. Chef Quentin Glabus represents the Canadian embassy, creating and serving dishes that utilise Canadian products while staying true to Canadian cuisine.

At $188 per person, this dinner brings you on a journey throughout Canada’s provinces, with each course dedicated to a specific region in Canada.

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Canadian Flavours: Wooloomooloo Steakhouse, Level 3, Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore 178882 | Tickets | Tel: +65 63380261 | Website 

3. Mucho Mexico Dinner ft Daniel Ovadia

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Mexican food is great, and Chef Daniel Ovadia is someone that has been rising rapidly in the Mexican food scene, with nine restaurants in Mexico and one in France.

In 2016, he received the national award for Best Mexican Restaurant in the “Young Entrepreneur Category”, and he’s finally coming to Singapore to showcase his innovative style with his dinner event, Mucho Mexico Dinner ($188 per person) that will be held at El Mero Mero on 30 March.

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Mucho Mexico Dinner: El Mero Mero, #01-20 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996 | Tickets | Tel: +65 63371377 | Website

4. Sustainable Seafood Dinner

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Almost everybody loves seafood, but it’s even better when it’s sustainable. If you’re looking for a great dinner date idea, check out Artemis Grill. Located on the 40th floor of the CapitaGreen building, your date will definitely be wow-ed by the view of the Marina Bay cityscape.

The Sustainable Seafood Dinner ($128 per person) on 5 April is definitely an easy way to impress, while enjoying some delicious food made with organic and sustainable produce.

Sustainable Seafood Dinner: Level 40 CapitaGreen Rooftop, 138 Market Street, Singapore 048946 | Reservations | Tel: +65 66358677 

5. Gin & Fermentation

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Gin & Fermentation is a one night only dinner event that Chef Petrina Loh from Morsels is hosting, along with Paper Lantern Distillery, Proof & Co and Gain Brands Premium Gin. As a gin lover, this excites me greatly.

I’m always up for trying interesting gins and this promises to be a dinner where you’ll get innovative dishes paired with gins infused with things like camomile and yoghurt.

Even though there are two seatings on 13 April – the first at $148 and the second at $168 – there are limited tickets available so get yours as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!

Gin & Fermentation: 25 Dempsey Road #01-04, Singapore 249670 | Tickets | Tel: +65 62663822 | Website