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After days of being so busy, we’re finally sharing with you Part 2 of Savour 2013.
For Part 1 of our Savour 2013 blog entry, you can read it here: http://awinsomelife.org/2013/04/15/post-event-blog-entry-about-savour-2013-part-1-of-2/

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Having checked out what Savour Baking has to offer, we went to check out Savour Lifestyle. Now, this is the place where we were so tempted to get this soda-making machine that Sodastream was selling.

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This soda-making machine works the same way as those used in the food and beverage restaurants and the soda that it produces is as good as the carbonated soft drinks that you buy from the provision stores. One really good thing about this soda-making machine is that it allows you to make your own flavoured soft-drinks. What’s more, it is really cheap and serving your own flavoured soft-drinks to guests visiting your house on a hot sunny afternoon would definitely leave an extremely positive impression!

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To make your own flavoured soft drink, all you have to do is to manually pump carbon dioxide gas into the plain water and thereafter, add any concentrated syrup of your preference. After adding the concentrated syrup, mix the mixture well and there you go, you have created your very own carbonated soft drink that is ready to be consumed. It’s really easy!

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There were two kinds of soda-making machines that Sodastream was selling and the only difference between the two is this; one does the carbonation of the drink automatically while the other requires manual handwork to carbonate the drink. So which is better? Obviously the one that requires manual handwork is better because you can control how fizzy you want your drink to be.

At Savour Lifestyle, we got to know about this local company, L’Earth Private Limited, that manufactures cutlery, plates, and storage containers that would come in handy for occasions such as house-warming party, BBQ party, and picnics. Now what’s really so special about their plastic wares are that they are totally environmentally-friendly. Their plastic wares are bio-degradable and are microwavable as well. The best part is, they can be washed again and reused all over again, thus saving money and saving the environment.

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Usually, people would associate biodegradable plastic wares as being dull in colour and having a weird smell but check this out, it can be rather trendy as well.

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The last booth that we checked out before heading for our respective workshops was Nespresso.

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Nespresso needs no further introduction because previously, we have blogged about it here: http://awinsomelife.org/2013/03/28/nespresso-atelier-class-savour-2013-preview/

Again, we were tempted to get the Nespresso Pixie Coffee Machine because there was a $50 voucher that we could have utilised but we decided that we should ONLY get all these lifestyle gadgets once our new house is ready.

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And off we went for our respective workshops.

Jacqueline went for the Garden Themed Cupcakes Workshop that was conducted by Cake Over Heels while I went for the Sparkling Wine of Italy Wine-Tasting Session that was conducted by the Italian Wine Club.

At Savour Wine, it was truly a haven for wine enthusiasts. There were all sorts of wines from many wine-producing countries and for just $12, you can savour 43 different types of wines from different winemakers! Now that’s really something to scream about.

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Here I was at the Wine Theatre listening in to the the different kinds of Italian sparkling wines and we had the opportunity to taste a Prosecco, a Lambrusco, and an Asti Spumante.

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Since the Wine Tasting Session ended rather early, I sneaked over to Savour Baking and spied on what Jacqueline was up to and here she was designing her very own Ladybird Cupcake after learning from the Chef at Cake Over Heels.

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The Chef from Cake Over Heels taught the class how to design their own Garden Themed Cupcakes using fondant sugar and it is really amazing what you can do using fondant sugar. Usually, customised design cakes are either designed using fondant sugar or sugar icing.

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Some of the tools that Jacqueline used to do her Ladybird Cupcake.

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And ta-dah, this is Jacqueline’s Ladybird Cupcake which was really so pretty.

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Since we had a considerable amount of time before the evening classes, we went to the Gourmet Village to see what we could have for dinner.

Here are the pop-up restaurants by some of the famous Chefs:

Chef Sam Leong from Forest Restaurant in Resorts World Sentosa

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Chef Lorenz Hoja from L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Restaurant in Resorts World Sentosa

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We saw this really exquisite Ferrari Sports Car and we couldn’t resist taking pictures of it and with it.

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Alas, this was what we decided to have at the Gourmet Village:

Abalone served with Glutinous Rice from Chef Sam Leong’s Pop-up Restaurant……

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……and a Chocolate Mousse Dessert from Chef Lorenz Hoja’s Pop-up Restaurant.

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Since the serving portion of food at the Gourmet Village was pricey and small, we decided to head back to Jason’s to have our fill.

And so for dinner we had……

……Japanese Sushi……

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……Japanese Salmon Sashimi……

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……and Fine de Claire Oysters from France!

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The dinner we had was oh-so-satisfying because the food were ultra-fresh! Even as I am typing this blog entry, I am reminded of the yummy Fine de Claire Oysters that I had and I just can’t wait to indulge in them the next time I go to France.

After our really awesome dinner, we went for our second last workshop and it was conducted by the same Chef from Cake Over Heels that conducted the Garden Themed Cupcakes Workshop.

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This time round, we learnt how to make a “Chanel Handbag” Cupcake and it was really a tedious affair. There were many steps involved and you got to be really patient and meticulous to every intricate details.

From covering the base of the cupcake with black fondant……

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……to adding a second layer of pink fondant that has been decorated……

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……to creating the Chanel Handbag……

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……to painstakingly adding some colour to it……

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……and finally this!

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Though it seems quite simple to do, it really wasn’t that easy because you will need to practise this craft over and over again in order to master it. Guess I will have to find a day to just stay at home and work on mastering my culinary and baking skills.

The last highlight for the evening was the Masterchef Class that we attended at the Gourmet Auditorium.

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Chef Margot Janse collaborated with Chef Claude Bosi to conduct the cooking demonstration and it was really inspiring.

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Chef Margot Janse and Chef Claude Bosi really worked well together and you could tell from the light-hearted moments that they shared.

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Chef Claude Bosi adding the finishing touches to the dish.

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I was quite eager to sample their creation.

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A Photo with Chef Margot Janse

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By the way, Chef Margot Janse is an incredibly talented woman and she is the Executive Chef of the award winning, Relais and Châteaux Le Quartier Français Hotel in Franschhoek, South Africa. In case you don’t know, the hotel restaurant is considered one of South Africa’s best and is ranked #57 of the World’s 100 Best Restaurants!

A Photo with Chef Claudi Bosi

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Chef Claudi Bosi is a French Chef and he has years of culinary experience in Michelin-starred Restaurants in France. He later opened his own restaurant known as Hibiscus in London which currently holds two Michelin Stars! Chef Claudi Bosi’s Hibiscus Restaurant is ranked #94 of the World’s 100 Best Restaurants!

Honestly, we had a really fabulous time at Savour 2013. Considering the number of classes and workshops that we attended, Savour 2013 was really worth the money because we have learnt quite a number of skills that would take our culinary and baking skills to the next level. Truly, we love Savour 2013 and we can’t wait for Savour 2014. Till then, here’s us signing off~!

WARNING:This blog entry is going to be a rather lengthy one and because we took over 400+ photos, you can expect to see tons and tons of photographs in just this blog entry alone. Anyhows, the way this blog entry is going to be written will be according to the chronological sequence of events that took place.

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It was our first time attending Savour 2013 and we absolutely loved the experience!

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Despite the extremely hot weather and the minor hiccups, Savour 2013 was truly an event that should be on every foodie’s MUST-GO list.

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We arrived at around 2pm in the afternoon and because we decided that we were going to be there the whole day, parking was an issue because we all know how expensive the carpark rates in town can be. Thanks to sgcarmart, we managed to find the carpark with the lowest rates and parked our car at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Singapore. We certainly hope that Ritz Carlton Hotel will not increase their carpark rates if they come across this blog entry but we shall just cross our fingers anyway.

As we bought the Savour Premier Pass for the Evening Session, we could only access the Gourmet Village in the evening; but though that was the case, we had full access to the Gourmet Market where there were tons of classes and workshops that were taking place.

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Anyway, our Savour Premier Pass came with 30 Savour Dollars which we could use to purchase anything that we fancy at the Gourmet Market or Gourmet Village and because we used our Standard Chartered Bank Credit Card, we were entitled to 10% more Savour Dollars which makes it all the more worthwhile.

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The Gourmet Market is sub-divided into different sections; namely, Jason’s [the supermarket], Savour Gourmet, Savour Lifestyle, Savour Wine, and Savour Baking.

To start off our Savour 2013 experience, we headed straight for Jason’s because we found the heat too unbearable that all we really wanted to do at that point of time was to just find a nice and cool place to chill-out. With that being said, Jason’s is indeed an extremely cool place because this is where we found the freshest produce of meats, vegetables, fruits, cheese, and many other assorted food products!

Just how fresh were the food products sold at Jason’s? Take a look at the pictures and you might just find yourself drooling over them!

Fresh Oysters from France

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Fresh Seafood [Lobsters, Prawns, and Crabs]

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Hams

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Sausages

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Lamb Meat

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If you like a lamb meat to be cooked on the spot for you, yes, that sort of service was available at Jason’s!

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You can also make your own salad……

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……or have a freshly made sandwich.

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Colourful fruits of all kinds were available as well.

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We got the opportunity to sample some really fresh tomatoes.

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For something even more premium, Jason’s also has caviar too……

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…… and they don’t come cheap.

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Cheese-lovers weren’t disappointed when they saw the variety of cheese that were sold at Jason’s.

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Besides fresh produce, we spotted some really exotic dry goods like Jamie Oliver‘s Sauces and other food products like……

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Condiments……

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……Yummy Oat Slices……

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……Nougats from France……

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……and Japanese snacks.

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For a little bit of booze, Jason’s had a large collection of wine selections and one can really be spoilt for choices.

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Besides buying and eating, Jason’s also had a Gourmet Kitchen where classes and workshops were being held. It was a pity we arrived a little too late because when we were there, there was actually a class that was conducted by Bake King and it was about baking the Roti Boy Bun.

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Having explored the entire Jason’s, we went to check out the Savour Baking section of the Gourmet Market and there, we found lots of yummy sweets and snacks that we really want to share with all of you.

The yummy pies from Windowsill Pies!

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A closer look at one of the yummy pies that Windowsill Pies was selling at Savour 2013. By the way, the pies cost $8 for 1 slice and though it wasn’t really that cheap, it was worth trying because they were fantastic. If you’re a pie-lover and you missed out on Savour 2013, you can still head down to Windowsill Pie‘s Retail Store that is located at 78 Horne Road, Singapore 209078. They are closed on Mondays but are open from Tuesdays to Saturdays. For more information about Windowsill Pies, do check out their website: http://www.windowsillpies.sg/

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Next up, we want to bring your attention to Hana Indulgence because we absolutely love their sweet treats that are specially imported from the Middle East!

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There are really tons of specially imported sweet treats such as chocolates and Hana Indulgence makes their own chocolates which we found to be rather delightful.

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Some of their other products include nougats……

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……and sweets like these.

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In fact, we bought a couple of sweets from them at Savour 2013 and at the time of blogging this entry, we have already finished all of them. If you want to try some authentic middle-eastern desserts and sweets, Hana Indulgence is really the place to go. They have a retail shop at Tanjong Katong Complex, #03-10 and we will definitely head back there to get some more yummy treats!

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As we also missed the pie-making class, we waited for the chocolate appreciation workshop that was conducted by Hana Indulgence.

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These were the various chocolates from Hana Indulgence that we sampled and tasted. To start with, Rohana taught us that good quality chocolates don’t melt when it is held between the index finger and the thumb. Rohana also highlighted that chocolate appreciation is similar to that of coffee appreciation because it involves the 5 senses of touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing.

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This is Rohana, Managing Director of Hana Indulgence, whom conducted the chocolate appreciation workshop.

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Of all the chocolates that we have sampled, we would like to make one special mention of this particular chocolate that is wrapped with a red wrapper.

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This chocolate that is wrapped with a red wrapper is a white chocolate that contains rose buds and some flower petals. It is really unique and when we took a bite of it, it really soothes the mind and calms the soul. It is really hard to believe that such an ordinary-looking chocolate could give such an effect so you got to really try one for yourself to understand what we’re talking about.

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After the chocolate appreciation workshop, we went to check out the stuffs that the stores were selling and to be honest, we were so tempted to buy some new baking equipment.

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Another store that we found pretty interesting is Cake Over Heels.

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Cake Over Heels is a boutique cake shop that sells customised designer cakes and they do offer classes for cake decoration as well.

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You might be surprised to know that both the heel and the bag can be eaten.

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We were also taught how to make cupcakes like these but we will be providing more details in the sequel to this blog entry.

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If you are looking for a custom-designed cake and/or if you would like to attend cake decorating classes, you might want to give Cake Over Heels a try. For more information about Cake Over Heels, do check out their website: http://www.cakeoverheels.com/

We hope that this blog entry hasn’t been too overwhelming for all of you because there are just so much things to blog about Savour 2013 that it is practically impossible to put everything into one blog entry. Hence, we shall stop here as it is and do look out for the sequel to this blog entry!