In conjunction with the SFF’s 25th anniversary, there will be a series of culinary offerings that are charmingly whimsical, inventive, and yet familiar, as the festival continues to stay true to its roots by shining the spotlight on authentic local flavors and culinary talents taking center stage.
This event is a celebration of our multi-cultural heritage as it is the only event in Singapore dedicated to showcasing local fare. By distilling the essence of what it truly means to be Singaporean, we believe the SFF will continue to attract visitors with its authentic, engaging and compelling culinary experiences each year,” said Ranita Sundramoorthy, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) Director of Retail and Dining.
Themed “Savour Singapore in Every Bite”, the festival also aims to present Singapore’s rich culture and history through creative offerings such as craft workshops, cooking demos, and theatrical experiences through partner events held across three weekends.
STREAT – SFF 2018’s Signature Event
STB’s anchor event for SFF 2018, STREAT—a two-day outdoor event—is returning for its fourth edition. This year’s STREAT is the largest yet, with more exciting programs, a bigger venue at Empress Lawn and extended hours (STREAT will open from 5pm to 10:30pm on July 13, and from 12pm to 10:30pm on July 14). The event’s highlight will feature Chef Emmanuel Stroobant (of one Michelin-starred Saint Pierre) and Chef Haikal Johari (of one Michelin-starred Alma).
They will join hands for the first time to helm a pop-up restaurant, with a menu of tantalizing dishes such as warm Canadian scallops with coconut, turmeric and laksa leaf oil; and beef short rib with black pepper, ginger and buah keluak.
Visitors can enjoy an early bird price of S$55 nett (Php2,200) (Regular Price: S$60/Php2,400 nett) for the pop-up restaurant’s 5-course menu, by booking online before July 9 at https://tickets.igo.events/streatpopup.
Complementing the pop-up is a rousing line-up of establishments, including Old Bibik Peranakan Kitchen, Morsels, Venue by Sebastian, Gayatri Restaurant and Sinar Pagi Nasi Padang – all dishing up local favorites and modern interpretations of Singaporean classics.
For the first time, there will be a dedicated bar at STREAT, with tipples courtesy of Manhattan Bar, named Asia’s Best Bar 2018 for the second year running. In celebration of the festival’s 25th anniversary, another highlight is the limited-edition SFF-branded beers and waters – produced in collaboration with local craft brewery, Trouble Brewing – that will be launched exclusively at SFF and also made available at other selected SFF events.
Beyond F&B options, visitors may also partake in a specially-curated line-up of culinary workshops and masterclasses, purchase local food-related souvenirs at STREAT’s retail popup and enjoy a line-up of local entertainment acts in the evening as well. Early-birds who book a workshop online before July 12 at https://ticketing.igo.events/o/52 will receive S$15 (Php 600) worth of credits to spend at STREAT
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