I remember the year the annual World Gourmet Summit (WGS) brought in Ian Wright, the host of Globe Trekker on Discovery Channel. Titled ‘The Food I Like’, Wright regaled guests with fascinating travel stories, including the time he ate cooked cockroaches. When an ‘irreverent’ guest decided to query how the dare-devil landed his job, Wright’s rebuttal of “bugger off and go find your own work” left many in stitches.
WGS has introduced to this part of the world many Michelin-star chefs and made people excited about food. Ian Wright has done that with a pinch of entertainment and others with more culinary flair. This year, WGS 2012 is coming to Resorts World Sentosa. We’re the official premium hospitality partner which means RWS will be hosting many of its events in our restaurants and pssst, exciting venues like along New York Street and in Stage 28® at Universal Studios Singapore®.
Held from 23 April to 3 May, RWS’s own award-winning chefs including celebrity chef Sam Leong, chef Douglas Tay and chef Kenny Kong will be demonstrating their culinary prowess alongside internationally- acclaimed masterchefs from around the world.
Here is a sneak preview of the highlighted events to be held at Resorts World Sentosa, New York Zone at Universal Studios Singapore:
The gastronomic journey begins! Meet notable chefs and distinguished wine producers from around the world and indulge in a spectacular feast in the Big Apple. The opening reception for WGS has never been as exciting. Get into the New York state of mind and rub shoulders with like-minded gourmands on the red carpet.
Date : Monday, 23 April 2012
Time : 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Venue : New York Street, Universal Studios Singapore®
Price : $148*
Epicurean Delights at Osia, Resorts World™ Sentosa
One Michelin-starred masterchef Fergus Henderson meets award-winning chef Douglas Tay of Osia for an exchange of culinary ideas. Expect to be blown away by their creative masterpieces for a special menu created just for WGS. The founder of St. JOHN Restaurant & Bar, chef Henderson is currently one of United Kingdom’s most influential chefs.
Date: Tuesday, 24 April – Friday, 27 April 2012
Time : 7.00 pm to 10.30 pm
Venue : Osia
Penfolds Wine Dinner with Fergus Henderson & Douglas Tay
The cutting-edge menu designed by one Michelin-starred chef Fergus Henderson and chef Douglas Tay from Osia will be paired with a selection of Australian Penfolds wine. With fantastic food and excellent wines, this will be an evening to remember.
Date: Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Time : 8.00pm to 11.00pm
Venue : Osia
Price : $468*
World Gourmet Summit Charity Dinner
Over the past decade, this annual charity dinner has raised more than S$3 million for Community Chest. The elegant dinner will feature a fabulous feast prepared by the culinary team from Resorts World Sentosa including highly acclaimed celebrity chef Sam Leong, chef Douglas Tay and chef Kenny Kong, and participating masterchefs in World Gourmet Summit such as Knorr Brand Ambassador Marco Pierre White and two Michelin-starred chef Dani García.
Date: Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Time : 7.00pm to 11.00pm
Venue : Compass Ballroom
Price : $10,000* per table (seats will be arranged in tables of ten)
Gastronomic Jam Sessions
A new addition to the World Gourmet Summit, the Gastronomic Jam Sessions is a culinary fiesta not to be missed! Organised over a span of two days, both local and foreign masterchefs will be showcasing their remarkable talents and culinary expertise. Held in an auditorium for 300, you can expect to learn the tricks of the trade from RWS’s very own chef patissier Antonio Benites from the Joël Robuchon Restaurant in action.
Date : Thursday-Friday, 26-27 April 2012
Time : 9.30am to 5.30pm
Venue : Stage 28®, Universal Studios Singapore®
Price : $40 (half day), $70 (one day), $120* (two days)
Indoguna Gala Dinner featuring Anatoly Komm
One Michelin-starred chef Anatoly Komm from Russia will design a six-course menu of traditional Russian cuisine with a twist using the latest molecular techniques, paired with wines from Indoguna, Russian sparkling wine and vodka. Apart from the tantalising dinner, guests will also enjoy the tranquil ambience of the newly-opened Forest with an intricate interior design inspired by the rainforest trees that form the landscape of Singapore.
Date : Friday, 27 April 2012
Time : 8.00pm to 11.00pm
Venue : Forest
Price : $188*
For more information or reservations, please visit www.worldgourmetsummit.com or call (65) 6270 1254.
*All prices are quoted in Singapore Dollars and are subject to prevailing Goods & Services Tax.
Stay tuned for further updates soon!