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An Evening of Fine Food @ RWS

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I’ve written about it and now i’m there to experience the first hand experience of  the RWS Celebrity Chef’s Cuisine!

To read me previous post about the Inaugural RWS Food Affair, click HERE

Last Wednesday, a group of Bloggers, Freelance Writers and celebrated Food Authors were invited to the Resort World Sentosa to experience dining at its finest in the Ocean Gallery @ S.E.A. Aquarium.

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We were greeted with Champagnes, juices and soft drinks while we chatted with the six Celebrity Chefs who made this event possible! Read about Chef Cora’s inspiration for cooking, Chef Leong’s thoughts on the Chinese Culinary scene and Chef Joel Robuchon’s ideas on whether to open another restaurant in Singapore!

My first interview was with Chef Sam Leong, Chef Consultant and Co-owner of Forest Cooking School. Interestingly, Chef Sam Leong has a personality of his own, that not only impresses me, but a lot of other writers per-se. During our interview, Chef Leong cannot stop, but emphasise enough of his wife that is his pillar of strength throughout his career as a Chef.

A celebrated Chef, Chef Leong also realised the lack of talents in today’s culinary scene. He mentioned that  “the younger generations are afraid of hardship, many do not have the perseverance to stay in the kitchen for long.” in fact, he briefly mentioned that being a Chef is not easy, it is not what you see on the television, but years and years of hardwork and determination.

Chef Leong also left with a quote for aspiring young Chefs’ “If you’re keen to join the kitchen, make sure you are committed to it, persevere and endure. However, once you reach he age of 25 and think that the kitchen is not for you, quit. Do not waste your time anymore.”

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Chef Cat Cora, the newest addition to the list of Celebrity Chefs at RWS was also present during our short interview and i managed to “squeeze” some questions for her!

Qn: Chef Cora, being the newest addition to the team of Celebrity Chefs at the RWS, do you feel pressured?

Ans: No, i do not. it’s just like being in the Iron Chefs Competition, it is always challenging and it forces me to really innovate and create dishes that are not only delicious, but presentable. In fact, it is my honour to be working side by side all the celebrity chefs in RWS tonight.

Qn: Chef Cora, i heard that you’ve got a Vegetarian Menu, which is your favourite dish?

Ans: ALL! Haha! Isn’t that what all Chefs would say? Joking. i personally really like the Cauliflower Puree with Basil Seeds and the Roasted Egg Plant Soup with Curry and Cotton Candy.

Qn: I see that you really enjoy using Asian Ingredients into your cuisine, so what do you love about Singaporean Food?

Ans: First and foremost, i really love Singapore! Not only does it have a whole diversity of races, for a Chef, it also meant a whole diversity of dishes! A typical morning for me in Singapore would be at a local coffeeshop or offer house with my half-boiled eggs and kaya Toast!

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Not forgetting, TDM never forgets to have an Interview with Chef Joel Robuchon!

Qn: Chef, were do you find inspirations for your cuisines?

Ans: I treat culinary as an art, in all my dishes, i look at it from an artistic point of view. Like a Painting, there must be a balance. Mixing elements to do with taste first. Most importantly, using only the best products,we try our very best to work with local produce, but if it is not available locally, we source it from other parts of the World.

Qn: There a are a lot of Culinary schools that have opened in Singapore, what are your thoughts on them?

Ans: It is great! Reputable Culinary Schools such as the Culinary Institute of America, Temasek Culinary Academy and At-Sunrise are examples of such schools that lays a basic fundamentals to cooking. It is a very good way to start your career as a Chef and a great stepping stone to the industry. Most importantly, it doesn’t only teach you how to cook, but also manage a restaurant in a whole.

Qn: Chef, are there any plans for you to open another restaurant in Singapore?

Ans: Currently, no. There have been many investors and Hotels proposing to collaborate with me, but currently, i realise that there are too many restaurants in Singapore which are really good. Furthermore, i personally i feel that it is not right to open another restaurant in other hotels, especially with my current two at the RWS.

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What an impressive start! Let’s see what we were greeted with the moment we stepped into the Ocean Gallery @ S.E.A. Aquarium for dinner!

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Here comes the FOOD!! – All by the sequence of their courses, not forgetting the amazing wines that was sponsored by Bacardi – Martini Singapore Ptd Ltd

Wines served for the Evening:

  • Penfolds Koonuga Hill Autumn Riesling
  • Penfolds 2 Shiraz Mourverdre
  1. Le Caviar Imperial – by Chef Joel Robuchon
  2. Steamed Marble Goby – by Chef Sam Leong
  3. Double-Boiled Cordyceps Flower – by Chef Li Kwok Kwong
  4. Slow Cooked Salmon Roulade, Hokkaido Scallop & Fried Octopus – by Chef Cat Cora
  5. Beef Short Rib – by Chef Douglas Tay
  6. Sweet Temptation – by Chef Kenny Kong

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Meanwhile, for more information on the promotions which ends today, do not hesitate to join in the RWS Food Affair by clicking in the link HERE

 

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TDM Bin-End Promotion (May-Jun 2013)

Dear friends,

Due to the limited stocks we have available, The Drinking Market (TDM) will only serve on a first come first serve basis. To view the full review of the wines, please click HERE

THE DRINKING MARKET
MAY – JUNE PROMOTION 2013
eMail: thedrinkingmaket@gmail.com
tExt: 9006 22429 (Singapore only)
REGION ESTATE AOC / VDP COLOUR VINTAGE NAME OF WINE Promotional Price
LANGUEDOC MAS HAUT BUIS VDP HERAULT WHITE 2011 LES AGRUNELLES 34.00
LANGUEDOC MAS HAUT BUIS AOC LANGUEDOC TERRASSES DU LARZAC RED 2009 LES CARLINES 24.00
LANGUEDOC MAS HAUT BUIS AOC LANGUEDOC TERRASSES DU LARZAC RED 2011 COSTA CAOUDE 38.00
LANGUEDOC MAS HAUT BUIS AOC LANGUEDOC TERRASSES DU LARZAC RED 2001 COSTA CAOUDE 50.00
LANGUEDOC MAS HAUT BUIS AOC LANGUEDOC TERRASSES DU LARZAC RED 2002 COSTA CAOUDE 50.00
LANGUEDOC CLOS MAIA VDP HERAULT ROSE 2011 ROGE DE ZEZE 27.00
LANGUEDOC CLOS MAIA VDP HERAULT RED 2010 CLOS MAIA ROUGE 40.00

 

As the legal law (Singapore) allows, we will only be selling our wines to any clients who are above 18 years of age.

Steps:

1. Choose your wines you like

2. Email or send a text to us the items you want with the delivery address and mode of payment

3. TDM will reply within 24 hours if your orders are confirmed

4. Delivery would be made with cash-on-delivery to the recipient

Things to note:

* Delivery is free for purchases above S$250, if not there will be a $20 charge for deliveries and an additional $10 for deliveries into Sentosa

* Min. order of 3 bottles to go

Singapore Yacht Show 2013

Singapore Yacht Show

Have you thought of living a luxurious life on the sea while traveling all over the World with you love ones?

Yes! Maybe it’s more affordable now!

The Singapore Yacht Show kicks off today (April 18 – 21), and with so much to see and do, it really is going to be an unforgettable event.

As the region’s premier lifestyle event, the show brings together the crème de la crème of the world of luxury, showcasing the best of boating, yachting, motoring, fine art, property, fashion and nightlife. All this will be hosted at the ONE°15 Marina Club at Sentosa, which makes the perfect setting for the Show as one of Singapore’s most exclusive luxury hubs.

Dazzling array of boats and yachts on display at SYS

Top of the list to see at the Show is the stunning range of boats and yachts on display: with craft of every size, there really is something for everyone and every lifestyle, and the perfect introduction to the world on water. Queen of the show is 59.3m motoryacht, I Dynasty (pictured), built by Italian shipyard Benetti. She is joined by many other spectacular yachts, including 57.5m S/Y Twizzle, 50m M/Y Sapphire, 46m M/Y Vantage, 40m M/Y Tanvas and 33.5m S/Y Shamoun. Complementing this exciting superyacht line-up are exhibiting boats from many of the world’s leading names including Azimut, Swan, Beneteau, Lagoon, Sunseeker, Princess Yachts and Marquis Yachts.

The social event of the year

A packed social calendar will complement the Show, with plenty of events to mark in your diary, including fine dining, on-water drinks and fashion shows. Boujis DJ Miles Slater will perform each day from midday until the evening. See the calendar below for all of these exciting functions:

Thursday 18th April 2013

1pm – 6pm Official Opening of the Singapore Yacht Show

7pm – VIP Gala Evening at the W Singapore – Sentosa Cove

Friday 19th April 2013

2pm – 8pm Show opening times

8pm – Sponsor and exhibitor parties on yachts (by invitation only)

Saturday 20th April 2013

2pm – 8pm Show opening times

Afternoon – Boujis DJ at Boater’s Bar and live fashion show throughout the afternoon

8pm – 11pm Exhibitor Pool Party

Sunday 21st April 2013

2pm – 8pm Show opening times

Afternoon – Boujis DJ at Boater’s Bar and live fashion show throughout the afternoon

VIP Gala Dinner

A Show highlight will be the popular Gala Dinner, for a night of glamour, exquisite food and unbridled luxury. The evening line-up includes a Champagne Reception, Fashion Walk, the Piper-Heidsieck Silent Auction, Helm Awards, and some great bands and musical acts – a packed evening of wining, dining, music and dancing. If you have not yet booked your ticket to this unmissable event, you can purchase one online at http://www.singaporeyachtshow.com/gala.

 

Ticketing

For those guests invited to the Singapore Yacht Show there is no entry fee. For those without invitations, tickets may be purchased for the duration of the show at the registration counters. Tickets cost $50.00 per person.
Registered and invited guests should visit the registration hall on arriving at the Singapore Yacht Show to receive their show badges and more information on the exhibition.

Can I buy a boat at the Show?

Absolutely! Our exhibitors and the Singapore Yacht Show team would certainly encourage this!
Can I visit any vessel on display at the Show? In general, most boats at the show can be visited, you will need to check in advance and be prepared to take your shoes off before boarding as requested!
Should you wish to visit a superyacht, we ask that you schedule a suitable time with the company displaying her at the Show, access is granted at their discretion.

How can I get aboard a superyacht?
Access to the superyachts on display is by appointment only. If you are interesting on purchasing a particular yacht, we ask that you schedule a suitable time with the company displaying her at the Show, access is granted at their discretion.

Should I make an appointment in advance to visit a manufacturer, dealer or broker?
It is highly recommended

What kind of clothing and footwear should I have?
Comfortable shoes are a must, as you will be spending a lot of time on your feet walking around and visiting everything that the Show has to offer. If you do go onboard a boat or yacht you may be asked to remove or cover your footwear.