Mezcal, Japanese pastries, Argentinian fare and more in store for this year’s World Gourmet Summit

One of Singapore’s most anticipated food festivals is back. Now in its 21st year, the World Gourmet Summit will take place on Mar 21-Apr 16 with the usual top notch international and local chefs taking center stage to create bite-sized gastronomy and degustation dinners.

A lot of the details are still in the works, but rest assured there’ll be tons of events and masterclasses. For starters, Mexican restaurant El Mero Mero down at Chijmes is holding a comprehensive mescal degustation masterclass on the second day of festival while while Christian Leusder, a whisky master and owner of Far East Whisky Co (they bring in Japanese whiskys), will be present at Italian fine dining restaurant Oso to share his knowledge of 12 year-old Japanese whiskys on Mar 24. And if you like Argentinian dishes like empanadas, flank steaks and “Dulce de leche” pancakes from Bochinche, you can learn how to make them at their cooking masterclass on Mar 24.

Other master chefs who’ll be in town include award-winning Swiss chef Grill Ueli who’s known for his barbecue fare, critically acclaimed pastry chef Kiriko Nakamura who’s had decades of experience in both Japan and Paris and a book under her belt and many others. More info will be released soon on their website (right now it’s still showing last year’s program).