[dropcap size=small]B[/dropcap]ust out that calendar app and plan your September before seats and tickets are snapped up. We’ve sieved through the events this month to bring you the most credible or established events.
01. Matsusaka Beef Fair
1-11 Sep 2016
You may know your Kobe and Ohmi – now meet the final third of the Sandai Wagyuu (the title for the 3 most premium wagyu brands): Matsusaka. Yes, these cows, too, are fed to their hearts’ content with top-grade soybean and wheat, and get plumbed with beer should they lose their appetite. And yes, they’re massaged in between.
Officials from the region are introducing their top-grade beef via a fortnight-long affair at Wisma Atria’s Japan Food Town, where air-flown A4 grade Matsusaka beef will be served up at 10 participating restaurants. Go straight for the pricier options – why stinge on a one-off tasting?
Click the image below for pricing or visit this page for more details.
02: Neon Pigeon x Chef Jason Licker
8-10 Sept 2016
The winner of Iron Chef Thailand (pastry edition) is in town – and he’s here to satisfy your sweet tooth for an entire month. In anticipation of his first book, “Lickerland, Asian Accented Desserts”, Chef Jason Licker will serve up his speciality desserts alongside Neon Pigeon’s regular Japanese fare. Take a gander:
Neon Pigeon; 1 Keong Saik Rd; Tel: 6222-3623.
P.S. He’s also the corporate pastry chef of Cé La Vi group of restaurants.
03. Savour Wines Festival
9-11 Sep 2016
The inaugural edition of this 3-day festival showcases over 400 labels of specially curated wines from around the world – and the very reasonably-priced entrance passes entitle each holder to taste at least 10.
The regular gourmet festivals have seen so much success that it’s safe to expect a healthy crowd – some sessions are already sold out!
Head on over to the Savour Wines website and clinch yours before they’re gone.
04. ART EXHIBITION: SALVADOR DALI & PIERRE ARGILLET – 30 OF COLLABORATION
11 Sept – 5 Oct 2016
It’s one thing to be familiar with Dali’s most iconic work, and another to see his style reflected in other mediums and sketches. The Argillet Collection is the result of a collaboration between Dali and Pierre Argillet, his publisher and confidante for over thirty years. A unique anthology of works by the Surrealist artist will be presented alongside porcelain works and tapestries previously unseen in Singapore.
All the works have been authenticated and signed by Dali, and will be available for viewing and acquisition during the period. This exhibition builds upon the first at REDSEA Gallery two years ago, when works from the collection were first shown in Singapore. More information, plus the schedule for guided tours, here.
REDSEA Gallery; Block 9 Dempsey Rd, #01-10 Dempsey Hill; Tel: 6732-6711.
05. “Blood of Jove” Wine Dinner at Osteria Mozza
15 Sept 2016, 7pm
Macabre-sounding to the uninitiated, but you already knew Sangiovese was named for Sanguis Jovis – or Latin for blood of Jove, the Roman king of gods. Osteria Mozza at Marina Bay Sands pays tribute to the increasingly popular ruby-coloured drink with a 5-course paired dinner. Expect: “Iberico Pork Chop with fennel, onion and Sambuca, Maltagliati with duck ragu as well as Wagyu Beef Tagliata with rucola and parmigiano reggiano.
Osteria Mozza; B1-42-46, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands; Tel: 6688-8522 / e-mail email@example.com
06: Cape Mentelle Wine Dinner at db Bistro & Oyster Bar
27 Sept, 2016, 7.30pm
Enjoy the wines of Cape Mentalle – a pioneer winery of the Margaret River wine region in West Australia – with a 5-course menu prepared by executive chef Jonathan Kinsella (who, by the way, snagged the G Restaurant Award of Excellence for the restaurant again).
The winery has played a leading role in defining the regional style of Cabernet and is widely recognized for blending Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon to create outstanding wines. Dish highlights include grilled hamachi with grapefruit, avocado, smoked tomato vinaigrette, seared foie gras with roasted plums, shallots, red wine sauce and Harrisa spiced saddle of lamb.