The World Gourmet Summit (WGS), Asia’s premier haute cuisine festival, opened in Singapore on April 22 with Argentina’s Ambassador Federico Alejandro Barttfeld (above, right) as the guest of honour.
The Opening Reception was held at One Farrer Hotel. It was preceded by the World Gourmet Awards Presentation Ceremony during which Ambassador Barttfeld presented the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Argentina is participating as an Official Destination Partner at the 23rd edition of the WGS.
Its embassy in Singapore is actively promoting the country’s excellent gastronomy experiences and wines.
Master Chef Martin Rebaudino (below), who flew in from Buenos Aires, will be holding a one-night demonstration of his culinary skills at the WGS along with Ambassador Barttfeld.
He will also present an exclusive Argentine menu at the Swissotel The Stamford’s Skai Restaurant from April 24 to April 27.
During his speech at the opening ceremony, Ambassador Barttfeld highlighted that Master Chef Rebaudino’s preprations have been enhanced by premium Argentine products which are available in Singapore.
Guests attending WGS Masterchef Dining Delights events at Skai restaurant will be able to enjoy organic Argentine Bartlett Pears from the valley of the Rio Negro River which is fed by melted snow from the Andes, Wild Argentine Red Prawn that are caught in the deep glacial waters near Antarctica and grass-fed Angus beef from the Argentine Lowlands called The Pampas.
Argentina is the main producer of Malbec grapes and wines in the world, with 100 millon acres of vineyards planted all along the Andes mountain range from Salta to Patagonia.
In June 2018, two of the country’s winemakers were awarded 100 points for their wines by Wine Advocate.
At WGS 2019, premium wines from Grupo Peñaflor’s El Esteco will be under the spotlight. These represent the best of Argentine wines.
Inaugurated in 1997 as part of Singapore Tourism Board’s initiative to establish Singapore as a
culinary destination, WGS has successfully grown into a globally recognised gastronomic event.
This year’s edition focuses on issues surrounding the creation of a sustainable future for food.
The WGS provides opportunities for people to meet the world’s top chefs and wine experts.
They will be displaying their best skills at masterclasses, wine-tasting sessions and dining events at various restaurants from April 1 to May 12.