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Gourmet Trails launches Taste The World dining series

Private travel specialist Gourmet Trails has launched the inaugural Taste The World dining series, an exciting month-long festival that will be held from 4 – 26 May 2024.

United by shared goals, Taste The World is a partnership led by Gourmet Trails that demonstrates how food truly transcends boundaries and acts as a conduit for understanding and common purpose.

Along with restaurants renowned for their commitment to cultural stewardship through culinary excellence, the series aims to provide food lovers in Singapore with a delectable discovery of world cuisines from different regions.

The inaugural event is set to elevate the culinary scene in Singapore, telling the stories of diverse cultures around the world through the universal language of food.

Promising an unparalleled epicurean journey throughout the month of May, Taste The World highlights the essence of world cuisines in partnership with seven of Singapore’s most esteemed establishments: Appetite, Hashida, CURE, Canchita, Esquina, Ummi Beirut and ANJU. Profits from the event will go towards the United Nations World Food Programme.

Kickstarting the Taste The WorldTM dining series, Michelin-starred chef Ivan Brehm of Nouri and Appetite, known for his ‘crossroads’ cooking, will be hosting a lunch journey together with Gourmet Trails founder Pamela Tan on 4 May 2024, Saturday, at 12pm.

Enjoy a glass of champagne with an intimate group of no more than fourteen guests, and engage in an enriching dialogue on world cuisines through a delectable journey of flavours, consisting of three snacks, four courses, dessert and a choice of drink ($300/pax).

Dive into an unorthodox exploration of Japanese cuisine at Hashida, led by celebrity chef Kenjiro ‘Hatch’ Hashida, who brings to the table an interpretation of sushi omakase that is deeply rooted in personal reflection and uninhibited artistic expression.

Lunch and dinner sessions are available at $220/pax and $450/pax respectively, in a space inspired by a Shinto shrine, with elegant features rich in symbolism, and amusing quirks designed by the chef himself.

Available on 10 May and 16 May for dinner service at 7pm ($450/pax); 15 May and 18 May for lunch service at 12pm ($220/pax).

Explore the depths of modern Irish cuisine at CURE, from its produce to its history, through a meal. Embark on a culinary journey with Michelin-starred chef Andrew Walsh through his Irish heritage, where variations of his seasonal menu awaits guests.

Available on 9 May for dinner service at 7pm ($300/pax) and 10 & 11 May for lunch service at 12pm ($220/pax).

Chef couple Daniel and Tamara Chavez will bring together the best of Peruvian and Mexican flavours in a vibrant 6-course dinner, complete with a demonstration of ceviche (a signature dish in Peru) and mole poblano (a flavourful Mexican stew).

Coming with a choice of cocktail or housepour wine, Canchita brings this unique experience to Taste The WorldTM guests at Dempsey Hill. Available on 4 May and 23 May for dinner service at 7pm ($220/pax).

A specially curated 6-course wine dinner awaits guests at ESQUINA, led by Barcelona-born chef Carlos Montobbio. The one-night-only event includes a Gran Reserva and Reserva Especial worth $600 a bottle. Available on 15 May at 7pm ($220/pax including wine pairing).

Elevate taste buds at UMMI Beirut where guests will be treated to a myriad of textures and flavours from a time-limited set menu.

Helmed by Michelin-starred chef Greg Malouf and his protege chef Ali Assaf, UMMI will serve elevated classics in a glamorous setting that will transport guests to the city of Beirut.

Commence the night with a welcome drink before being served six hot/cold mezze, with freshly made Lebanese bread.

Guests will be able to select their choice of main before ending the meal with UMMI’s signature kunafeh dessert. Available from 4-26 May for dinner service ($180/pax).

Over in Tanjong Pagar, ANJU brings modern Korean flavours to guests with a 4-course dinner, including a dish created especially for Taste The WorldTM guests, accompanied by a choice of artisanal makgeolli, soju, or seasonal fruit wine, all carefully selected from premium alcohol producers in Korea. Available on 7 May, 7pm. Minimum 2 pax ($180/pax).

Tickets for Taste The World range from $180 to $450, offering a variety of dining experiences from gourmet casual to fine dining. Proceeds from the event will go towards the United Nations World Food Programme.

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