Hot on the heels of the launch of the groups’ first standalone dining establishment—Shang Social (香聚) at Jewel Changi Airport—Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore unveils GastroFest, their inaugural food event happening on May 5, 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 event is the hotel’s very own Waterfall Ristorante Italiano and popular buffet restaurant The Line, but there’s also a whole load more gourmet delights 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.
Helming one of Singapore’s pioneer ceviche specialty restaurants, Chef Daniel Chavez of TONO Cevicheria will present three exclusive GastroFest creations such as Ceviche of ‘Love’ which proffers a whiff of the ocean with its combination of sea urchin, assorted seafood and canchita (Peruvian corn nuts) with the restaurant’s unique Aphrodisiac Tiger’s Milk, an an exquisite ‘Peruvian Japanese’ Ceviche with tuna and scallops tossed in a mirin, yuzu and chilli dressing.
Meat Smith will serve up highlights from each of its outlets, including moreish Char Sui Pork Rib unique to Meat Smith Gluttons Bay, Smoked Spiced Cauliflower Tomato Relish from Meat Smith Little India, as well as Meat Smith Telok Ayer’s tender and flavourful 14-hour Smoked Salt-and-Pepper-rubbed Brisket.
Diners can also expect ubiquitous signatures like Ultimate Murtabak and Signature Pratas from Springleaf Prata, distinctly-local dishes and desserts such as refreshing iced Chendol from Coconut Club, and nostalgic snacks from The Pantree, which is popular for its array of traditional Min Chiang Kueh.
At the exclusive Gin Garden presented by East Imperial and Drinksfellas awaits an impressive selection of boutique spirits from all around the world, including brands like Portobello Road and Le Gin 1&9, that you can customise your own refreshing G&Ts—some unique tonic selections include the newly-launched Royal Botanic Tonic and the classic Burma Tonic.
Once you’re satiated, chill at the Art Jamming Lawn presented by Veuve Clicquot—and partake in a collaborative artwork led by Pearlyn K. Min of Pearlyn & Paper—or there’s also live reggae, R&B and funk music by guest DJ Justo, and Havana Social Club.
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.
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
Address: 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
Tel: +65 6213 4398