SINGAPORE (June 24): Singapore is the very first Asian city to host The World’s 50 best Restaurants from June 22 to 26. With such a high profile event you can be sure the who’s who of the culinary world will be here. Just to whet your appetite, world-renowned chefs such as Massimo Bottura (top) of Osteria Francescana, the current No.1 in the 2018 list; Gaggan Anand of Gaggan, four-time winner of The Best Restaurant in Asia; and youngest-ever elit Vodka World’s Best Female Chef Daniela Soto-Innes (bottom), will be here.

So if you want to catch your favourite or favourites, they will be hosting a series of masterclasses, live discussions and collaborated dinners.

Mark these dates in your diaries:

 #50BestTalks: Kitchen Karma – 90 minutes with the world’s leading culinary personalities

This is a 90-minute stage show held on Sunday 23rd June where French chef Eric Ripert of Le Bernadin in New York, the 2017 World’s Best Female Chef Ana Roš and Tetsuya Wakuda (below) of Waku Ghin at Marina Bay Sands will join Massimo Bottura and Daniela Soto-Innes to share more about their careers and discuss their philosophies regarding respect, mindfulness and happiness.

#50BestTalks: Kitchen Karma will be held at Sands Expo & Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands. Doors open at 6pm, and the talk will be held from 6.30 to 8pm. Tickets are priced from S$100 each, and are available at MarinaBaySands.com/W50B.

50 Best Masterclasses: Live cooking and tasting with ground-breaking international chefs

As one of the signature events of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, the masterclasses will offer exclusive up-close access to the cream of global culinary talent on Sunday 23rd June, 2019. Masterclasses will give guests a chance to witness dishes being created by Copenhagen’s culinary genius and multiple award winner, Rasmus Kofoed; discover Peruvian cuisine with Virgilio Martínez and Pía León, the husband-and-wife team behind Central in Lima, Peru; or pick the brain of trail-blazing Gaggan Anand, whose eponymous restaurant in Bangkok has topped the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list a record four times.

Sunday 23rd June, 9.45am – 11.15am: Rasmus Kofoed, Geranium

Take a tour of wild and organic seafood dishes of Scandinavia with Kofoed who explains his food philosophy via a menu that includes some of the best seafood cookery the world has seen, served in a way that is open to interpretation.

Sunday 23rd June, 12noon – 1.30pm: Virgilio Martínez (below) and Pía León, Central

Peruvian food is created by taking into account elevation, topography and idiosyncratic ecosystems of Peru to give diners a trip from sea to land and mountains. This cutting-edge session is by the couple whose Peruvian fare has earned them a win in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants three times.

Sunday 23rd June, 2.15pm – 3.45pm: Gaggan Anand, Gaggan

This Masterclass marks an opportunity to hear from the Kolkata-born chef (below) who gave the world a new vision of Indian food that marries space-age techniques with centuries-old traditions. Masterclasses will be held at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre. Tickets are priced at S$150 each, and are available via MarinaBaySands.com/W50B.

Chef collaboration menus

Foodies will not want to miss these collaborative meals featuring acclaimed chefs from the most celebrated restaurants worldwide. They are paired with some of Singapore’s best chefs to cook up unique and exceptional dining experiences across the island.

The line-up includes:

· Mirazur, Alleno Paris and Atelier Crenn with Odette (main image); dinner on Sunday 23rd June

· Quintonil with CUT by Wolfgang Puck at Marina Bay Sands; dinner on Sunday 23rd June

· Schloss Schauenstein with Corner House; lunch on Tuesday 25th June

For reservations, please contact each host restaurant individually via:

Odette – www.odetterestaurant.com/reservations/

CUT by Wolfgang Puck – www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/cut.html

Corner House – [email protected]