Singapore, July 28, 2012
Gourmet Japan 2012
Mid-July to Mid-August
It is the first year that Gourmet Japan is being held but tickets to some of top events have been sold out.
But you can still enjoy special menus, good deals and the best of Japanese seasonal food and alcohol at restaurants taking part in the festival.
Attractive deals range from $29.90 for an eight-course meals to $38++ for a 10-course blowout.
If money is not an issue, you can go for a six-course gourmet feast at $250++, or a nine-course affair for $300++.
Eateries offering special menus include Tatsuya, Fat Cow, Yakiniku Aochan, Wasabi Bistro, Tomo Izakaya, Tampopo Grand, Ramen Dining Keisuke, Gyu Kaku and Akari.
There are special events, such as wine dinners which see intermingling of Japanese flavours with western wines.
The cross-cultural experimentation and discoveries of new marriages of flavours, cooking styles and food and wine are the exciting outcomes of the festival.
Like a Chinese-Japanese fusion of tempura shark's fin going swimmingly well with a French champagne. Or an Australian pinot noir giving a nod to salmon prepared Japanese style.
So it's not a surprise that the first three special events were sell-outs - Suntory Whiskey tasting at the Grand Hyatt, Coldstream wine dinner at Nadaman, and Indoguna's "Gems of the Japanese Sea" Dinner with Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte at Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck.
Most of the coming events are already sold-out, but you can try your luck on the wait list in case someone pulls out.
The events include the Sake and Shochu dinner at Mikuni, The Best of Japan Dinner by Le Cepage at Au Jardin, Suntory's Premium Malt Evening with Yakitori, Michelin-starred Laurent Peugeot's Luxuries of Whites dinner and the Yamazaki's Sundown Session.
You can still enjoy special menus at the Kyushu Summer promotion at mezza9 and restaurants taking part in Gourmet Japan. (Click HERE for the full list)
Click on the thumbnails to see highlights of Gourmet Japan and some of the events that have taken place: