Fun idea: SGxAUFoodies event

The Singapore Tourism Board is set to host a dinner party uniting Australian and Singaporean foodies in a unique way.

The Singapore Tourism Board is set to host a dinner party uniting Australian and Singaporean foodies in a unique way.

Taking place on 22 February, the SGxAUFoodies event will pair guests from both countries via an immersive technology setup for an intimate and fun dining experience.

Held at the Shangri-La Hotels in Singapore and Sydney, the dinner will provide an opportunity to meet new friends, despite the 6,300-kilometre distance.

Singapore Tourism Board Area director Oceania, Stephanie Long, explains,“It’s a well-known fact that Singaporeans are passionate over our food, but this is also because every meal is an opportunity for us to connect with family and friends.  Our dining scene is incredibly diverse and spans affordable hawker food from our multi-cultural heritage, through to innovative gastronomy by many local and celebrity chefs. We’ve seen a similar passion for food in the Australian dining scene too, so we’re looking forward to providing Australian foodies with the opportunity to sample our unique cuisine and experience our warm hospitality.”

Two chef collaborations, one savoury and one sweet, have teamed up to create the celebratory menu inspired by the Lion City.  The chefs will unveil their collaborations on the evening of 22nd February in their respective countries.

Adam Liaw (Sydney) x Malcolm Lee (Singapore) will take care of the savoury dishes, while Anna Polyviou (Sydney) x Janice Wong (Singapore)

Adam Liaw, host of SBS Destination Flavour, author and Masterchef  winner, in collaboration with Malcolm Lee, founder of the world’s only Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant, Candlenut, have teamed up to create a modern-day spin on Hainanese Chicken Rice. The dish fuses their shared passion for heart-felt heritage cooking, combined with unexpected flavours from one of Singapore’s other ‘must-try’ iconic dishes, chilli crab.

Shangri-La Sydney’s ‘punk princess of pastry’, Anna Polyviou and 2am:dessertbar ‘culinary artist’, Janice Wong will end the night on a sweet note, serving up a show-stopping full-sensory dessert experience. The award-winning chefs have taken varied inspiration from Singapore including the tropical environment, with its incredible fresh fruit and spices, through to the iconic skyline that encompasses both old and new architecture.

The dinner also marks the Australian launch of the Board’s new global brand – Passion Made Possible – which celebrates the spirit and attitude of a city whose tenacity and innovation continually create new experiences and possibilities for its people and visitors.

With just eight tables available on the night, foodies should enter to win a place at Entries close 13th February.


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