Here’s a round-up of all the good eats from Voilah! The France Singapore Festival’s online and offline curated experiences.
The Voilah! The France Singapore Festival returns for one month from 22 October to 22 November 2020, continuing the festival’s long-standing traditions which started in 1985. We round up both online and offline experiences ranging from food workshops and collaborative menus that marry French cuisine and techniques with local ingredients.
When: 17 November to 22 November 2020
What: Chef Julien Royer offers the Le Paris-Brest-Singapour, a French choux pastry piped with a fragrant and rich gula melaka, coconut and kaya cream. The kaya recipe was taught to sous chef Sheng Xiong Yeo by his sea-faring grandfather in the 90s.
2. Tiong Bahru Bakery (all outlets)
When: 22 October to 22 November 2020
What: Get your hands on the Kaya Croissant that gives a nostalgic and more indulgent twist to the buttery French pastry.
When: 4 November 2020 from 4pm to 5:30pm
What: Have your afternoon coffee with a selection of five best-selling and famous French pastries as part of the Café Gourmand series.
When: 5 November and 9 November 2020 at 7:30pm
What: For boozy dessert pairings, the festival offers a digital Rum, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing with rum from a historical 175-year-old family-owned distillery in Reunion Island. For cognac and chocolate lovers, Martell, one of the oldest cognac houses is pairing its eaux-de-vies with world-class chocolates. Samples for these digital events will be sent to participants prior to the session.
When: 11 November 2020 at 7pm
What: For a pairing of French wines and Singaporean desserts, expect familiar treats such as pandan cake, salted egg yolk, lava chiffon cake, revisited cheesecake alongside wines and champagne from the Loire Valley, Côteaux-du-Layon, Château La Roulerie and Sauternes Château Guiraud and Champagne Delamotte.
When: 3 November 2020 at 7pm
What: Executive chef Sam Chin’s seven-course tasting menu will showcase the best caviar, oyster, foie gras and aged cheeses from France.