Marina Bay Sands all ready to kick off its 8th-year-anniversary celebrations next month with a week-long culinary spectacle from now to 15 April 2018. Titled Marina Bay Sands Signature Series, the epicurean adventure promises a series of in-restaurant dining experiences, including exclusive menus, late-night parties, and masterclasses helmed by a stellar cast of celebrity chefs. Get up close and personal with your favourite chefs, including culinary icons Wolfgang Puck and Tetsuya Wakuda, acclaimed Los-Angeles based gypsy chef David Myers, and for the first time ever, chef Christina Wilson, winner of Hell’s Kitchen Season 10 and current executive chef of the US Division of Gordon Ramsay Group.
Marina Bay Sands Signature Series – Turn up the heat at Bread Street Kitchen
If you love watching Gordon Ramsay’s TV programme Hell’s Kitchen, you would not want to miss the adrenaline-pumping cook-off at Bread Street Kitchen on 13 April, styled just like what you see on TV! You are in for an epic culinary showdown between chef Christina Wilson, executive chef of the US Division of Gordon Ramsay Group, and Sabrina Stillhart, executive chef of Bread Street Kitchen (BSK), as both chefs lead the talented BSK team to present two different three-course menus. You can witness the live kitchen action via TV screens while enjoying the courses. You will then have the opportunity to put in their scores to determine the winner of Bread Street Kitchen’s first-ever Battle at BSK Singapore.
Christina Wilson said, “This is my first time to Bread Street Kitchen Singapore, and I’m sure it will be a memorable one. I will bring my experience from Hell’s Kitchen Season 10 to the dinner, and here’s a shout-out to chef Sabrina – you’re in for a tough fight! ”
Chef Wilson will also be conducting two masterclasses alongside executive chef Sabrina Stillhart, as the power duo showcases the restaurant’s signature Beef Wellington (12 April) and Sunday Roast (15 April).
Marina Bay Sands Signature Series – 8 key gastronomic events for every palate
1. Marina Bay Sands Signature Series – 3 Chef’s Dinner at CUT by Wolfgang Puck
The ongoing 3 Chef’s Dinner series, put together by the executive chefs of celebrity chef restaurants CUT by Wolfgang Puck, db Bistro & Oyster Bar and Osteria Mozza, will hold its third and most creative dinner to date on 9 April. Held at the one-Michelin starred CUT, the five-course dinner will take an inventive spin by using fresh seafood to elevate seasonal greens such as English peas, Artichokes and Heirloom Beets. Be prepare to be wowed by the culinary finesse of all three talented chefs as they get inspired by the purity of fresh ingredients to deliver remarkable dishes.
2. Marina Bay Sands Signature Series – A Taste of Tetsuya’s at Waku Ghin
Renowned celebrity chef Tetsuya Wakuda invites you to taste some of the supreme seasonal Australian produce in a seven-course degustation dinner series, A Taste of Tetsuya’s (S$450++). From 10 to 12 April, chef Tetsuya pays homage to Australia, a country that nurtured him and taught him new skills when he first ventured onto its shores with no more than just a suitcase. The dinner is inspired by the abundant gems from this vast country, such as the Pearl’s meat, a precious adductor muscle of pearl oysters, and marrons, a distinctive freshwater crayfish indigenous to Australia, both of which are Western Australia’s signature produce.
Chef Tetsuya Wakuda of Waku Ghin said, “Good ingredients are the soul of our dishes – we want our guests to savour and appreciate the true flavours of nature. I’m really excited to bring some of my favourite Australian ingredients to Waku Ghin for all our guests to taste.” You can also get up close and interact with chef Tetsuya at his special masterclass and lunch on 14 April.
3. Marina Bay Sands Signature Series – Mozzaplex at Osteria Mozza
On 10 April, Osteria Mozza brings the famous Mozzaplex (Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza and Chi Spacca) from Los Angeles to Singapore with a special one-night-only dining experience. The five-course family-style dinner features fan-favourites of all three restaurants founded by celebrated chef, baker, and James Beard Foundation award recipient Nancy Silverton.
From traditional pastas to pizzas and delicious meat dishes, experience the taste of a true authentic Italian dining experience with signature dishes such as Corzetti Stampati with tomato, eggplant, Taggiasche olives & ricotta and Grilled Colorado Lamb Chops with Sardinian pearl pasta, yogurt & mint.
Executive chef Peter Birks will also feature the delicate craft of making fresh handmade pastas, and share tips on pasta sauce-pairing at the Mozza At Home masterclass on 15 April. This is followed by a three-course sit-down dinner inspired by the home parties that Nancy Silverton hosts on the back porch of her house in Los Angeles. You can also take home Nancy’s ‘Mozza at Home’ cookbook and a takeaway pasta dinner kit for two.
4. Marina Bay Sands Signature Series – A Tribute to Paul Bocuse dinner at db Bistro & Oyster Bar
db Bistro & Oyster Bar pays homage to legendary French master chef Paul Bocuse with a three-night special menu from 13 to 15 April. Referred to as the “Lion of Lyon”, Monsieur Paul Bocuse was the father of contemporary French nouvelle cuisine and a respected giant figure in the international culinary scene. Monsieur Paul had also been an inspirational mentor to many notable chefs, including celebrity chef Daniel Boulud who founded db Bistro & Oyster Bar.
Executive chef Jonathan Kinsella will present a taste of Monsieur Paul’s signature classics, offering a three-course menu featuring iconic dishes such as Soup with Truffles, Monsieur Paul’s famous creation that was served at a presidential event at the Élysée Palace in 1975, Pigeon, Truffle and Foie Gras Pithivier, and the simple but beautiful Apple Tart Tatin.
5. Marina Bay Sands Signature Series – A Taste of the South at The Bird Southern Table & Bar
From 9 to 13 April, The Bird Southern Table & Bar will showcase the best classic American dishes with an exclusive four-course set lunch menu (S$38++). Take a mid-day break and savour highlights such as Louisiana Char-Grill Oysters with black pepper, Parmesan Cheese, garlic and butter, as well as the restaurant’s signature Southern Fried Chicken, accompanied with Cauliflower Mashed & Collard Greens.
6. Marina Bay Sands Signature Series – First-ever tea blending master class at Renku
Marina Bay Sands’ premium bar and lounge Renku will host its first tea blending master class on 11 and 14 April. You will be able to gain a better understanding about the health benefits of drinking tea, and learn to blend special wellness teas. Founder and tea maker of ETTE tea company Victor Koh, who co-created exclusive blends for Marina Bay Sands, will also be sharing interesting insights on unique tea blends and recommend food pairings.
7. Marina Bay Sands Signature Series – Masterclass by celebrity chef David Myers
On 12 April, celebrity chef David Myers will be conducting a seafood-themed masterclass, where he will demonstrate some of his favourite dishes such as Tuna with tosa soy and black truffle, as well as Hokkaiddo Scallops with finger lime and yuzu honey. Chef David will also impart his swift knife skills as he transforms a tuna fillet into delicate slices of sashimi, and share tips on some of the best ways to plate fresh ocean catch.
Apart from enjoying light bites and drinks served during the masterclass, you can also live vicariously through chef David Myers’ travels. He said, “Tokyo is one of my favourite cities in the world. I am inspired every time I travel there for work or play. This masterclass will offer guests a slice of the Tokyo that I love, one that continues to amaze and inspire me with its hidden gems, dedication to craftsmanship and culinary finesse.”
8. Marina Bay Sands Signature Series – Late-night parties
Linger late into the night and watch MBS transform into a glitzy night spot. From 11 to 13 April, groove to snazzy beats at Adrift by David Myers, and have a glass or two of the restaurant’s signature handcrafted cocktails at the bar alongside Tokyo-inspired bites such as Binchotan Bottle Squid with yuzu kosho and lardo and Amai ebi taco’s with sea urchin butter.
The party peaks on 14 April, as Spago by Wolfgang Puck and LAVO Singapore jointly launch one of the biggest parties of the year at the iconic Sands SkyPark. Marking the first-ever collaboration between the two signature restaurants, the party will be held at LAVO, South Garden at Sands SkyPark, and Spago bar and lounge. From 11pm till 3am, you and your mates can make merry all night with live DJ sets and free flow bites and drinks, set against the spectacular backdrop of the city skyline.
Draw a close to the week of events with the Sundowner Party at The Bird Southern Table & Bar on 15 April. You can unwind and savour free flow cocktails and southern canapes while enjoying live music by the scenic waterfront promenade.