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The inaugual GastroFest at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore is a one-day only event that brings together an elaborate and thoughtfully-curated line-up of culinary delights matched with a host of exciting activities, on Sunday, 5 May 2019, from 12.30pm to 5pm

Set amid the famed lush grounds of the hotel and spanning the poolside, GastroFest promises an exclusive afternoon of revelry, including a sumptuous spread of international and local cuisine, Gin Garden, Art Jamming Lawn, and live music performances; complemented by Shangri-La’s signature five-star experience.

Headlining the festival are the hotel’s two renowned restaurants; Waterfall Ristorante Italiano – known for its Southern Italian classic fare, and The Line; one of Singapore’s best buffet destinations. Guests can also savour gourmet specialties served up at pop-up stations helmed by an impressive list of partner establishments such as TONO Cevicheria, Meat Smith, Springleaf Prata, Coconut Club as well as The Pantree.

Franco Brodini, Executive Chef of Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore says, “We are thrilled to introduce this event to our hotel’s exciting calendar. With GastroFest, we are committed to present an inclusive event through our collaboration with well-regarded local dining establishments and street food brands, as well as partnerships with chefs in the culinary community.

Alongside the line-up of performers, activities and our very own iconic restaurants, we aim to impress and deliver an afternoon of gaiety, complete with the Shangri-La Hotel touch. From a lavish and tantalising spread for gourmands, unique cocktails and spirits for the discerning aficionado, to light-hearted fun for the little ones, GastroFest has something for everyone!”

Headlining the festival are two of the hotel’s most renowned restaurants; Waterfall Ristorante Italiano and The Line. Known for its Southern Italian classic fare prepared with fresh seasonal produce, handmade pastas and heirloom recipes, Waterfall will offer quintessential Italian fare the likes of Italian Cold Cuts with Burrata and home-made Fresh Pasta with Chef Danielle’s Signature Italian sauces.

As one of Singapore’s best buffet destinations serving up a sumptuous array of international cuisines at its 16 show kitchens, The Line will showcase specialties like Murgh Musalam (garlic-ginger chicken curry), Seafood Paella, Salmon Aburi and Pan-Seared Foie Gras with Pickled Red Cabbage and Blueberries. Those with a sweet tooth will relish creative desserts such as Sweet Hotdog and Burgers, over-the-top Crazy Cake Shakes and Nitro Popcorn live station.

At the Art Jamming Lawn presented by Veuve Clicquot, festival-goers; young and old, have the opportunity to partake in a collaborative canvas artwork specially created for GastroFest by local illustrator, Pearlyn K. Min of Pearlyn & Paper. Using all-natural mineral chalk paint from Frenchic Furniture Paints, guests can make their mark on the artwork that is inspired by the greenery of the luxuriant hotel grounds.

Revving up the crowd will be Reggae, R&B and Funk music from DJ Justo, as well as live Cuban and Latin American music from Havana Social Club. Roving entertainers such as percussionists and stilt walkers will further liven up the atmosphere.

Little ones will be kept entertained with activities organised by Buds by Shangri-La, the hotel’s unique interactive programme for children with supervision by dedicated minders. Children can participate in handicraft-making, movie screenings and more at the Garden Terrace, located at the same level as the event, while parents soak up the festivities and savour the delectable epicurean offerings and drinks.

Tickets to GastroFest are priced at $298 nett; with free-flow of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, cocktails from the Gin Garden, wines, craft beers, juices and soft drinks, or $228 nett with free-flow of juices and soft drinks.

Tickets for children aged 6 to 11 are priced at $68 nett, and those aged 5 and under receive complimentary entry.

Entry to GastroFest includes all gourmet dishes available throughout the event grounds. Upon registration, diners will be assigned a dedicated table at either Waterfall Ristorante Italiano or The Line.

Tickets can be purchased online HERE, via email at [email protected] or by phone at +65 6213 4398.

 

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