In a social media-fuelled era like today, it’s almost impossible to avoid scrolling through our feeds and seeing glorious pictures of food, causing a rumble in our stomachs. People like Vannessa Lee, whom we spoke to earlier this week, fill these feeds with visually appealing and often scrumptous meals we just can’t keep our eyes off. Golden Village is taking it up a notch at the end of the month by hosting their first Food Film Festival, which will run from Jul 21-27 at GV Suntec City (it couldn’t be held at a better time too, since it coincides with the annual Singapore Food Festival). And if you purchase tickets to the opening night ($22 for GV Movie Club members, $26 for non-members), you’ll get a bottle of Utakata Sparkling Sake Yuzu. Here’s what’s on the menu.
Opening film: Kampai! For The Love of Sake (Jul 21, 7:30pm; Jul 24, 4:30pm)
On the menu: Sake–like the one you’ll get on the opening night–and then some
This film follows three people who go on a journey to explore the mysterious world of sake, and how each of them have a unique role to play in the matter.
Ants on a Shrimp (Jul 22, 7pm; Jul 23, 4pm)
On the menu: An impossible feat of creating the perfect Nordic-Japanese fusion menu
Noma, a two-Michelin-star restaurant run by chef René Redzepi in Denmark, was dubbed the World’s Best Restaurant by Restaurant Magazine in January 2015. He decides to take his entire team to apply their philosophy and unique cooking techniques to Japan, using ingredients they’ve never seen before, all while under the pressure of maintaining their reputation.
Tsukiji Wonderland (Jul 22, 9:10pm; Jul 27, 9pm)
On the menu: Fish, fish and more fish
If you’ve ever wanted to visit the famed Tsukiji Fish Market in Japan, you’ll have to be there at 3am or earlier. However, come November this year, they’ll be moving to another location in Toyosu. WithTsukiji Wonderland, go behind the scenes and learn the rich cultural story that has made it the center of Japan’s fish culinary culture.
Sergio Herman F***ing Perfect (Jul 23, 2pm; Jul 24, 6:40pm)
On the menu: Perfectionism, ambition and sacrifice; oh, and some Scandinavian cuisine
Herein lies the three-Michelin-star chef Sergio Herman, who runs the famous Oud Sluis in the Netherlands. But after 25 years of seeking perfection, he decides to close the restaurant to pursue his dreams. Watch him as he deals with existential questions and doubts that many of us can identify with.
Foodies (Jul 25, 7pm)
On the menu: Everything from a dish made with sweet plum, cookie crumbs and edible condoms (aptly called “Sex on the beach”) to three-Michelin-star gastronomic adventures
We all know someone who has a penchant for food. But in this film, these foodies go on a mission to dine at all the best restaurants around the world. Find out what goes on in the minds of these slightly idiosyncratic but rather charming food fanatics.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Jul 26, 7:30pm)
On the menu: Some of the finest pieces of sushi
85-year-old Jiro Ono is the first sushi chef to receive three Michelin stars, and was declared a national treasure by Japan. But this sushi master isn’t growing any younger. His son now faces the pressure of stepping into some really big shoes to take over the legendary Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo.
Tickets to catch the films during the Golden Village Food Film Festival from Jul 22 to 27 are priced at $13 for GV Movie Club members and $15 for non-members. Click here for more.