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It would have been a mundane Monday (with abysmally humid weather) but for the anticipation of the start of 11 days of gastronomic pleasures. 6:30 PM at the Maritime Experiential Museum saw the gathering of hosting chefs, guest chefs, and the who’s who of the hosting establishments for an exclusive pre-opening press conference. It was apt that the 16th World Gourmet Summit would kick start at the museum – the sails of the Bao Chuan in the background was a majestic symbol of 16 years of epicurean collaborations, culinary innovation and good taste.
The opening reception at 8pm at Universal Studios Singapore was spectacular and a surprise; who would have thought that the boulevards of a theme park could transform into a setting befitting of gastronomic indulgence? It was a scene right out of a movie: a celebration on the streets of downtown Manhattan. The hosting establishments and wineries set up stations along the street, filling the warm air with the heady smells of the world’s finest flavours.
Steering away from the cold detached feeling of buffets, the stations featured live preparations of the dishes, allowing guests to view first-hand the craft behind the final product.
And what is an opening reception without some entertainment? And along that vein of thought, what is New York without something to entertain?
Be part of the action and catch these chefs and more – there are still seven days to the World Gourmet Summit. Why not head on down for the Citibank Gastronomic Jam sessions today and tomorrow, or find an event you fancy and sign up here. Read more about the events happening here at Resorts World Sentosa here.