Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS) announced the launch of Singapore Restaurant Month that will take place from 1 July to 10 August 2015. This inaugural festival is organised by RAS, with support from the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Union Pay, and will offer the public a unique opportunity to savour local produce – namely eggs, fish and vegetables – that will be featured in 50 newly-created dishes from 50 restaurant brands. This magic number was selected in honour of Singapore’s Jubilee SG50 celebrations and RAS is proud to fly the culinary flag during this momentous year.
Apart from lauding local produce, a commitment of Singapore Restaurant Month is to highlight the well- respected local stalwarts that have endeared themselves to the palates of Singapore diners for many years, standing strong amid transient food trends. Staying true to their rich culinary history and techniques, these pioneers are an indelible part of Singapore’s food landscape.
Among these 50 restaurant brands will be 12 heritage restaurants that have graced the local culinary scene for decades. Notable names in this honour roll include Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant, Red Star Restaurant, Islamic Restaurant and Fatty Weng Restaurant.
The list of participating restaurant brands spans traditional, modern, Asian and western concepts around the country; giving diners exciting options of original creations that best highlight the selected produce. Together, they look set to showcase the best of home-grown ingredients with a spark of creativity. Selected restaurant brands will also create local dishes with an innovative twist, such as Timbre Group, whose chef has created a laksa-marinated crispy barramundi, sourced from local barramundi farm Khülbarra.
The public can taste Singapore Restaurant Month creations by these heritage restaurants from 17 July to 2 August 2015, in conjunction with this year’s Singapore Food Festival.
For more details, visit their website www.singaporerestaurantmonth.com