GIVEAWAY | Epicurean Market 2014 Tickets by Marina Bay Sands

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The highly-anticipated Epicurean Market by Marina Bay Sands is back for its 2nd year running with a fresh theme and participation by the integrated resort’s stellar cast of celebrity chefs as well as the country’s finest wine distributors and food suppliers. Held from 12-14 September 2014 at Marina Bay Sands, this gourmet food and wine appreciation event will see guests savouring exquisite dishes and fine wines from over 50 restaurants, wineries and leading brands, expanding their culinary knowledge through master classes and indulging in a market brimming with fresh produce.

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Here are the top 10 experiences you can expect at this year’s Epicurean Market 2014:

1) Mystery Box cook-off between celebrity chef restaurants (13 Sept)

Watch the first ever mystery box cook-off between executive chefs Jonathan Kinsella (db Bistro Moderne) and David Almany (Osteria Mozza) as they challenge each other to prepare a dish using ingredients from a mystery box. The chefs will have about 45 minutes to whip up a dish each in this cook-off and a trio of judges will select the winner.

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2) LOUIS XIII de Rémy Martin tasting (12 Sep)

Discover the king of Cognacs, LOUIS XIII de Rémy Martin, made available to the public for the first time ever. Created in 1874, LOUIS XIII is an exceptional blend of 1,200 eaux-de-vie aged over 100 years, with each decanter highlighting the passionate work of four generations of Cellar Masters. Experience the LOUIS XIII with an amazing dessert pairing. Ticket for this exclusive masterclass is priced at S$50 (original ticket value of S$350) with a limited capacity of 40 participants. Limited-edition tickets have been packaged for this exclusive session, at $73 per person (includes the $23 ticket access to Epicurean Market for three days). The tasting is held on 12 September 2014, 4-5pm.

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3) Learn to make handmade pasta from the experts at Mozza’s booth

Guests will not only taste fresh handmade pasta at the Mozza booth, they will also dip their hands into fresh dough and make pasta. Learn from the masters at celebrity chef restaurant Mozza to make your own orecchiette by hand. The orecchiette is the most typical pasta shape of Puglia, a region of southern Italy. Its name comes from its shape, which resembles a small ear.

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4) Uniquely Epicurean takeaways

Pick up unique items at the celebrity chef restaurant booths as they present exclusive items that are otherwise not available for sale. Guests can get to buy items such as special steak seasoning from CUT by Wolfgang Puck, spice rubs from Mozza and a specially-created db Singaporean chilli sauce by db Bistro Moderne. Waku Ghin will also debut Japanese pastries in addition to their award-winning cuisine.

5) Great FIJI Water Race at Epicurean Market (13 Sept)

The Great FIJI Water Race will be held at Epicurean Market on Saturday 13 September and it is a race for adventurous foodies. Participants will be racing to complete tasks and challenges at the different zones within Epicurean Market. For example, one task involves celebrity-chef spotting, taking the photos and putting them on Instagram to earn points. Other tasks will test their wine knowledge or ability to create coffee art in the shortest amount of time. The winner of The Great FIJI Water Race will walk away with the grand prize of S$2,000 cash, one year’s supply of FIJI Water and two nights stay at Marina Bay Sands. More details will be unveiled shortly.

6) Celebrity chefs autograph sessions

Get one-on-one time with renowned chefs such as Tetsuya Wakuda, Nancy Silverton and Justin Quek as they autograph cook books for fans and give personal tips. The cookbook signing sessions will take place right after the celebrity chef’s masterclasses at the chef’s booth.

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7) Vermouth and Aromatized Wine – The Perfect Aperitif (13 Sept-14 Sept)

Take a peek into the fascinating history and origins of vermouth and aromatised wine as Marina Bay Sands’ mixologist Lucas Swallows demonstrates how to create light, aperitif style drinks using top Italian and French aromatised wines. Guests will also learn how to store and utilise these premium spirits at home.

8) Junior Pastry Academy with Executive Pastry Chef Benjamin Siwek, db Bistro Moderne (14 Sept)

Aspiring junior bakers can take part in an interactive workshop with db Bistro Moderne’s Executive Pastry Chef Benjamin Siwek as he leads 25 children in a Junior Pastry Academy session, guiding them to create delicious chocolate chip cookies and marzipan animals. The pastry class is open to children aged 5-10 years old. Pre-registration is required, email dbreservations@marinabaysands.com to register.

9) The art of cocktail tasting and setting up a home bar by Proof & Company Spirits (12 Sept and 14 Sept)

Learn the art of cocktail tasting and setting up a personalised home bar in style with two award-
winning head bartenders, Joe Alessandroni and Zdenek Kastanek from Proof & Company Spirits. Through these two master classes, guests will learn how to assess the balance, flavour, ingredients and overall quality of cocktails, as well as learning how to build a home bar by selecting spirits, bar tools and other necessities.

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10) Go Green at Epicurean Market

In line with Marina Bay Sands’ eco practices, Epicurean Market will feature sustainability activities. Guests can bring home chili seeds and nurture them to start a little herb garden at home. The seeds, available at the RISE booth, are packaged with an easy-to-follow chili-dip recipe. RISE will also offer their own concoction of green juices (kale, spinach, wheatgrass, celery, cucumber, green apple and ginger) for the health-conscious. Paper, plastic and food waste will be segregated for proper recycling and processing after the event concludes.

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For more information and the latest updates regarding Epicurean Market 2014, visit the MBS Website at http://www.marinabaysands.com. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The hashtag is #EpicureanMarket. All photos in this post are from Marina Bay Sands.

Thanks to Marina Bay Sands,

I will be giving away 10 PAIRS of tickets to Epicurean Market 2014:

Day/Date: Friday-Sunday, 12-14 September 2014
Venue: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Basement 2, Hall D &E
Time: Fri, 12pm – 9pm, Sat & Sun, 11am – 9pm

Each ticket is worth $23 per person for a three-day pass and comes with a pair of premium wine glasses by Schott Zwiesel (while stocks last). Each visitor will also gain complimentary access to an exciting line-up of master classes by chefs and bakers, food and drink demonstrations by sommeliers, wine producers, mixologists and various industry experts.

To participate, all you have to do is:

1. LIKE Gninethree’s FB page
2. SHARE this post on your own Facebook page and TAG 2 friends!
3. ANSWER a simple question HERE!

The giveaway will be open anyone who will be in Singapore on the weekend of 12-14 September 2014 and ends at 5pm Sunday 7 September 2014. All names will be put into a random generator so everyone has an equal chance of winning. The winners will be notified via phone so do put down a valid contact number in the form. If there is no response from the winner within 48hrs, another winner will be picked.

Good luck! :)

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