The World Gourmet Summit was first started in 1997, and it is a culinary event that is held annually in Singapore. Its objective is to showcase dining offerings in Singapore and promote local chefs while featuring Michelin-starred chefs and wine vintners from around the world.
The World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence (AOE) 2017 honored 39 outstanding professionals and establishments from F&B and hospitality industries. Singapore has attracted and retained many repeat visitors and even well-known F&B industry stakeholders into the country, and brings not only tourism dollars but recognition within the region and on a global level.
I was glad to be invited to the Opening Reception of World Gourmet Summit 2017 which was held at the One Farrer Hotel & Spa.
Upon arrived at the venue, we started our night with some Pellegrino Sparkling Water before proceeding to the gourmet stations.
I met up Meryl by sheer coincidence, and it was a pleasant surprise as it has been at least 2 months since our last CNY meet-up!
I was introduced to Newby, a premier fine tea company originating from UK. I tried out their Earl Grey Tea, and it tasted very smooth and fragrant as they use only the finest loose-tea leaves! One thing I found worth mentioning is that they use Bio-degradable pouches that were akin to 'silken pyramids' to store and seal the tea leave for freshness!
I also spotted their unique Zodiac Tea Gift collection! Each Tea Caddy was adorned by Swarovski crystals!
Nothing beats having great food and fantasy companionship. A photo is 'our' mandatory thing we normally do, and we ended our night at WGS 2017 as such!
I enjoyed everything that was lined up for us during the opening reception. I will definitely be looking forward to the World Gourmet Summit 2018.