Artisan Peranakan dishes prepared and served on the table with user capturing a photo of the food

Craftmanship, passion and innovative culinary techniques come together in Singapore’s food paradise, with The World’s 50 Best Restaurants coming to Asia and Singapore for the first time, in June 2019.

Widely regarded as the Oscars of the culinary world, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 awards boasts a medley of mouth-watering experiences for food lovers as chefs from the world’s top restaurants come together to cook, collaborate and share about their craft. The main event will see the world’s top restaurants unveiled to take pride of place on the culinary world’s most coveted honours list.

Visitors to the event will be able to deepen their love and appreciation of food at various ticketed events, which include talks, masterclasses and a range of collaborative lunch and dinner events. The latter will see exciting pairings of some of the world’s best restaurants with Singapore’s own top establishments for inspiring collaboration menus that promise a real treat.

Read on for more information, and share in our nation’s food obsession at this star-studded event.

Chefs and food lovers unite
Selfie of Celebrity Chefs and food lovers taken at the press event of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants

More than just an event that celebrates food, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants celebrates the creativity, passion and ingenuity behind the inventive dishes.

To witness this meeting of minds for yourself, sign up for the event’s various lunch and dinners. Local Michelin-starred establishments Odette, Jaan and Corner House will team up with globally-acclaimed restaurants Mirazur, Mugaritz and Schloss Schauenstein respectively for special collaboration menus that promise to excite the palate.

Food for thought
Owner and head bartender Vijay Mudaliar from Native Bar and fellow bartender preparing cocktails and drinks

The five-day event also features a range of educational masterclasses that highlight culinary techniques from top chefs spanning the globe, allowing visitors to pick up tips with which to hone their own skills in the kitchen.

Take a deep dive into the world of Scandinavian seafood with Chef Rasmus Kofoed of Geranium in Denmark, and discover the diverse culinary realm of Peruvian cuisine with husband-and-wife team Virgillio Martinez and Pia Leon of Central in Peru. For a unique taste of Asia, visionary chef Gaggan Anand of Gaggan in Thailand will be serving up insights into the evolution of Indian cuisine.

All sessions comprise an hour-long masterclass, followed by a half-hour meet-the-chef session that comes with complimentary snacks and drinks.

Creations beyond the kitchen
Chef Jason Tan with his team from corner house plating mouth-watering dishes

Ever wondered how the world’s top chefs deal with the high-pressure environment of the kitchen? Sign up for #50BestTalks: Kitchen Karma to gain rare insights into the minds of the world’s top chefs. Featuring international icons like Ana Ros, Massimo Bottura, Daniela Soto-Innes and Tetsuya Wakuda, the talk will centre on the concept of mindfulness, happiness and respect, and how these concepts apply in the kitchen and their daily lives.

To further appreciate how food can inspire artistry beyond the kitchen, keep your eyes on the streets of Orchard Road, Singapore’s premier shopping and lifestyle belt. As part of the event, Singapore Tourism Board partnered the Nanyang Academy of Fine arts, commissioning 52 students to create 70 evocative pieces of food-related art. These works of art will take pride of place along Orchard Road until June 2019.