JW Marriott’s ‘Taste The Moment’ Culinary Festival Makes Its Debut In Singapore
JW Marriott invites guests to experience “Taste of JW”, a pan-Asia gastronomic journey highlighting the brand’s passionate chefs. Launching as the first of its kind at JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach on March 24 – 25, 2018, JW Marriott presents Taste the Moment, a distinctive culinary festival offering enriching experiences that includes a series of workshops, chef masterclasses and an immersive supper featuring JW Marriott chefs from across the portfolio’s Asia-Pacific properties.
Taste the Moment is the culmination of earlier activations revolving around the pillars of creativity, tradition and sustainability that took place at the group’s hotels and resorts across Asia, including Beijing, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Seoul and Phuket. Singapore, one of the most exciting culinary capitals in Asia Pacific known for its vibrant dining landscape, will host the inaugural festival.
‘The festival is an embodiment of the JW Treatment – JW Marriott’s commitment to service excellence – whereby we believe that true luxury is created by people who are passionate about what they do. By providing direct access to our internationally-acclaimed chefs, our guests will experience many unforgettable culinary moments throughout this event,” says Bruce Ryde, Vice President, Luxury Brand Management and Marketing, Marriott International. “Singapore is an ideal destination to launch this culinary festival because it is both a gateway city to Asia Pacific and a culinary capital in its own right.”
Taste of JW culinary festivals will also debut across Korea, China and India in late 2018 and early 2019.
Feast for all Senses at the Experiential Supper
Guests will have the opportunity to explore and be inspired during a multi-sensory adventure from Chef Thomas Liang (JW Marriott Hotel Hangzhou), Chef Pieter Fitz-Dreyer (JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong) and Pastry Chef Chotiphat Laisuwan (JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok). This unique five-course supper will be an interactive experience of sights, sounds and smells, and feature live performances and visual arts that express the inspirations and personal culinary journeys of each chef.
Experience Passions at Exclusive Chef Masterclasses
Chef Stefano di Salvo (JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach) will teach guests how to distinguish, prepare and cook with truffles as he demonstrates how this ingredient can transform a dish from good to extraordinary in his masterclass For the Love of Truffles. The masterclass will also include an exclusive demonstration of his signature truffle risotto dish.
To restore balance in the body and mind, Chef Sidharth Bhardwaj (JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa, India) will share his passion for well-being by translating culinary nutrition into delectable and flavourful dishes in his masterclass, Nourish to Flourish.
The picturesque island of Phu Quoc in Vietnam is the backdrop of Hidden Island Delights, the masterclass led by Chef Muhammad Mutjahid Ahmad (JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa), and will guide guests through a culinary tour inspired by this emerging Southeast Asian hot spot, spotlighting the island’s history, culture and traditions punctuated by flavours exclusive to Phu Quoc.
Explore and Learn at Curated Workshops
Hosted by leading sound designer Sara Lenzi and food artist Alberto Lomas, the Sound Bites workshop will demonstrate how sound affects the perception of taste and provide an immersive, multi-sensory experience that brings life to food in an unprecedented way.
Inhale to Heal by Aromatherapy Associates will help guests discover how the power of scent can enhance holistic wellbeing and create a more natural, healthy lifestyle through the “show and smell” experience.
Guests will savour award-winning wines and learn how the intricate wine rating systems work at Grape Expectations by Treasury Wine Estates. This workshop is perfect for guests who want to find out if they can detect a difference between “good” and “outstanding” wines, as well as the chance to taste award-winning vintages.
The Art of Plating workshop led by expert food stylist and photographer Dionna Lee will teach the principles of beauty and balance for food plating. Guests will have the opportunity to master and hone in on food photography skills at the Camera Eats First session.
Ticketing & Packages
Tickets to JW Marriott’s “Taste the Moment” festival are currently available for purchase by visiting www.tasteofjw.com.
Packages are also available at SGD 58, which includes one workshop or masterclass, and SGD198, which includes one supper experience and one workshop or masterclass. Participation in one workshop or masterclass also includes all-day access to The Courtyard on March 24 and 25 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., where entertainment, light bites, and refreshing beverages will provided by Illy and TWG.