As Christmas approaches, most of us are preparing for festive celebrations with log cakes and presents ready. If you’re up for another fix of shopping, this month is going to be a treat. Shop for party necessities at Marina Bay Sands’ epic food fair, Epicurean Market or at The Local Farm farmers market — this time, held at Orchard Road. Or if you’re looking to get away from the Yuletide madness for a bit, try out the latest restaurants in December or hop on by Fat Cow for a massive truffle fiesta.
For the first time ever, Kranji Countryside Association will be bringing its popular local farmers market outside of Kranji to the bustling Orchard Road shopping district. The farmers market, held in collaboration with Scotts Square, will be sharing with shoppers fresh produce from 9am to 2pm. In the afternoon, the market will switch from selling groceries to handcrafts with workshops, talks and music performances.
In collaboration with food festival Latinada, rooftop club CÉ LA VI brings in a carnivalesque experience celebrating the best of Latin American culture and cuisine. Along with a selection of Latin cocktails, party-goers can also expect five live stations manned by Singapore’s top Latin chefs such as Ola Cocina del Mar’s Daniel Chavez and Preludio’s Fernando Arevalo. Resident DJs and Latin group Havana Social Club will be spinning salsa, rumba and Latin pop through the night.
Marina Bay Sands’ annual food and wine fair, Epicurean Market, is now back for its sixth edition with a bigger round of activities to look forward to. The headlining event will be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre where visitors can expect to try over 60 dishes from Marina Bay Sands’ oeuvre of restaurants and shop for festive treats as well. Along with this, Epicurean Market is throwing in a list of complimentary masterclasses for visitors and exclusive dinners for those hoping to mingle with celebrity chefs.
Modern Japanese restaurant Fat Cow brings in the season’s best truffles for its latest dining event. Together with Italian chef Giovanni Tucci, chef Shiegur Kasajima presents an exquisite eight-course menu pairing of Kumamoto Wagyu with summer truffles. The menu see dishes like Truffle Honey Wagyu Tartare and Wagyu Sukiyaki with shaved truffle and Japanese egg. Best of all, diners each get a complimentary bottle of sake to enjoy dinner with.
This dining collaboration may be happening next year, but it doesn’t hurt to get reservations ASAP. Odette’s first four-hands dinner of the year is with one-Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant VEA from Hong Kong, introducing a unique fusion of Chinese and French cuisines. VEA’s chef Vicky Cheng will share Chinese ingredients and flavours through French culinary techniques.