For the first time in its history, the Singapore Food Festival (SFF), Singapore’s only event dedicated to local cuisine and local F&B talent, will take on a virtual format this year. Themed ‘Rediscover the Foodie in You’, SFF 2020 will see more than 25 F&B partners coming onboard to serve up gastronomic experiences for festivalgoers to enjoy at home.
Taking place across two weekends in August (21–23 August and 28–30 August), Singapore’s dining scene will come to life in the form of virtual food tours, live masterclasses and chef collaborations. SFF 2020 is a highlight under the recently launched SingaporeRediscovers campaign, which seeks to show a different side of Singapore, encourage rediscovery of the country’s world-class tourism and lifestyle offerings, through hidden gems and stories.
In line with SingaporeRediscovers, SFF also encourages the rediscovery of Singapore’s local cuisine – from the rich depth of foodie traditions to innovative new takes that continue to shape the past, present and future of Singapore’s food culture.
Ranita Sundra, director of retail and dining in Singapore Tourism Board (STB), said: “The festival has always been about putting the spotlight on our vibrant and evolving local F&B landscape. While we are unable to host SFF in its usual form, we are excited about the possibilities that the festival’s very first virtual edition will bring. This year’s programming aims to bundle the joy of feasting with interactive and engaging experiences.”
A total of 17 masterclasses will be held, featuring some of the top names in Singapore’s F&B scene – such as award-winning pastry chef Cheryl Koh of Tarte by Cheryl Koh (presenting an éclair-making masterclass). Chef Julien Royer of three Michelin-starred Odette will put together one of his most popular salads, Promenade A Singapour, created to showcase farmed-in-Singapore greens. Bartending honchos Colin Chia and Charmaine Thio of speakeasy bar Nutmeg & Clove, ranked #32 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 will teach the basics of cocktail making and demonstrate how to create two different tipples.
For foodies who also love exploring, the Virtual Food Tours lined up at SFF this year will surely whet appetites.