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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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From Savour 2013

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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From Savour 2013

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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From Savour 2013

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~!

This is for all you foodies out there because if you love food, SAVOUR 2013 is one food event that you must not miss out on!
SAVOUR 2013 will be taking place from 11th April 2013 [Thursday] to 14th April 2013 [Sunday] at the F1 Pit Building and Paddock!

[Credits to SAVOUR 2013 for the Image]

If you don’t know what SAVOUR is all about, it is a one of its kind concept in Singapore to relentless pursuit to unite the best in food and drink with a wide range of unique activities that is accessible to all. During last year’s SAVOUR 2012 event, it brought together over 14,000 like-minded food enthusiasts into one exclusive purpose-built venue where they enjoyed a day of Michelin-starred dishes, expert master classes, live demonstrations, fun workshops and culinary shopping.

An example of the fun workshops that will be conducted is the recent Nespresso Atelier Class that I attended. Click the following link to find out more: http://awinsomelife.org/2013/03/28/nespresso-atelier-class-savour-2013-preview/

SAVOUR 2013 is divided into three main exclusive areas, namely, Gourmet Village, Gourmet Market, and Gourmet Auditorium.

Gourmet Village

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Credits to SAVOUR 2013 for the Image]

The alfresco Gourmet Village will feature over 25 leading chefs and 18 award-winning restaurants serving up a global tasting trail. The 2013 line-up will feature chefs with over 10 Michelin-stars between them in addition to top-100 ranked restaurants, including representation from South America and Africa. Overall, over 60 signature dishes will be on offer for you to create your very own culinary adventure. Click the following link to view participating chefs and restaurants: http://www.savour.sg/gourmet/chefs-restaurants-bars

Gourmet Market

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[Credits to SAVOUR 2013 for the Image]

SAVOUR would not be complete without the two-storey Gourmet Market, a 10,000 sqm international showcase of a plethora of food and drink exhibitors. The Market also includes Savour Event Arenas which will host complementary workshops, tastings and product demonstrations conducted by renowned experts. Sample hundreds of quality products from an array of top producers, and take part in fun activities at the Wine Theatre, Baking Arena and even the Kids’ Corner.

Gourmet Auditorium

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Credits to SAVOUR 2013 for the Image]

Expect the best chefs from around the world as well as Singapore’s top talent to put on master classes to remember at the Gourmet Auditorium, SAVOUR’s bespoke 300-seater air-conditioned arena. SAVOUR 2013 will see a expanded schedule of master classes covering an increased variety of topics. Click the following link for the latest schedule of master classes: http://www.savour.sg/activity/event/activity_date_id/1/activity_date_detail_id/1

Tempted to go to SAVOUR 2013 yet?

Now, here’s 8 compelling reasons that I have gotten from SAVOUR 2013’s Website about why you should go to SAVOUR 2013!

1. Celebrate the all-new Gourmet Village
Singapore’s biggest gourmet festival packs a mighty punch, all in one 32,000sqm purpose-built location. The Gourmet Village in 2013 not only features the finest in food and drink, but an all-weather experience under additional shelter, including a brand new air-cooled dining pavilion.

2. Celebrate the Stars
Get up-close and personal with over 30 award-winning international chefs from here and around the world as they cook off against each other at the Gourmet Village. With over 12 Michelin stars across 18 top restaurants, find yourself served by some of the best chefs in the world.

3. Celebrate global cuisine at first class prices
Go on a tasting trail and sample over 60 award-winning dishes at the Gourmet Village because SAVOUR 2013 dishes are now priced lower, from S$6 to S$18. You can feel free to create your own unique culinary journey like starting with a molecular-fusion appetizer from Hong Kong, moving on to a main course from South Africa, and finishing off with a delicate Peruvian dessert

4. Celebrate SAVOUR at its great location
Savour a great dish, grab a drink and enjoy culinary workshops with friends and family members right in the heart of the city. Spend a day or three at SAVOUR, soaking up the exciting atmosphere, or simply coming for a fun, friendly day out.

5. Celebrate being inspired
Learn tricks of the trade from the very best in the culinary world. Attend FREE chef master classes and cooking demonstrations in the comforts of the 300-seater indoor Gourmet Auditorium. SAVOUR 2013 will give everyone the opportunity to immerse in an inspiring behind-the-scenes experience with their favourite chef.

6. Celebrate Market flavours
Visit the Gourmet Market and shop for top quality ingredients and produce sourced from around the world. Connect with an entire ecosystem of quality brands, food and wine producers, and attend live workshops, demonstrations and FREE sampling sessions. There’s over 300 different activities that are available for you to attend for that complete sensory experience.

7. Celebrate new discoveries with Savour Itineraries
Not sure what to experience first? Solve your culinary conundrum by picking up one of the many SAVOUR Itineraries customised to specific themes. Follow your nose on a fascinating tour of the World of Wines, satisfy your sweet tooth by taking on the SAVOUR Pastry Journey or delve into the the origins of exotic coffee on the SAVOUR Coffee Trail. The only problem you will have will be choosing between them all!

8. Celebrate great value, with a time extension
The SAVOUR Premier Pass is priced at $55 (Lunch Session) and $65 (Dinner Session), inclusive of SAVOUR Dollars to buy food and drinks at the Gourmet Village, and produce at the Gourmet Market. Extended opening hours at the Gourmet Village and Gourmet Market means a combined total of 7 more fun-filled hours to spend at SAVOUR 2013. It’s definitely fulfilling!

Well, it’s less than two weeks away to SAVOUR 2013 and looking at Sistic’s Website now, tickets for Saturday’s SAVOUR Pass [access to Gourmet Market only] and Sunday’s SAVOUR Pass [access to Gourmet Market only] are sold out! Also, tickets to Friday’s SAVOUR Premier Pass [Dinner] (access to Gourmet Village and Gourmet Market) and Saturday’s SAVOUR Premier Pass [Dinner] (access to Gourmet Village and Gourmet Market) are selling fast!

To purchase tickets to SAVOUR 2013, you can click here <–

Don’t miss out on SAVOUR 2013 and get your tickets soon! Baby and I have already purchased Saturday’s SAVOUR Premier Pass [Dinner] (access to Gourmet Village and Gourmet Market) so if you’re there too, do hook us up! 🙂