Singapore, 27 August 2015 - From August 24 till November 27, there will be a whole new gastronomical odyssey offering aspiring gourmands and diners a full culinary experience. The inaugural Gastro + Tipple will see unique cocktail pairing dinners at 11 of the hottest and hippest restaurants in Singapore spread over three months. Gastro + Tipple is organised by Sphere Exhibits and presented by Maybank Cards with the support of the official spirits partner Pernod Ricard. Sphere Exhibits is the events and exhibition subsidiary of SPH. At Gastro + Tipple, diners can savour specially curated menus paired with cocktails made with Martell VSOP Cognac, Chivas Regal 12 years Whisky, Beefeater Gin, Havana Club Rum and Absolut Elyx Vodka, all by renowned resident chefs and mixologists at the trendiest restaurants in town. The list of participating restaurants -
Enjoy these delectable cocktail pairing dinners at great value of S$89++ for Maybank Cardmembers and S$138++ for the general public.Maybank World MasterCard and Visa Infinite Cardmembers will also receive a S$10 restaurant voucher with each booking.Mr Ian Lim, Senior Manager, Gourmet & Festivals of Sphere Exhibits said: “Gastro + Tipple caters to the fast growing interest in gourmet dining and artisanal cocktails by a broad spectrum of consumers. The aim of Gastro + Tipple is to make the commonly thought prohibitively priced pairing dinners available at a very affordable price of S$89++ per person. At the same time we have- also eschewed the traditional with innovative menus that are paired with artisanal cocktails. We are pleased to have on-board with us our presenting partner Maybank who shares with us our vision of providing exceptional experiences as well as Pernod Ricard and its range of excellent premium spirits range.”Ms Karen Low, Executive Vice President, Head of Cards and Unsecured Lending of Maybank said: “Maybank is delighted to be a part of Gastro + Tipple, celebrating the epitome of fine cuisines ranging from Mediterranean to Western, as well tipples all over Singapore. We are always on the lookout for exciting events for our customers to enjoy with their family and friends and Gastro + Tipple presented such an opportunity. Apart from exclusive discounts from the various participating restaurants, Maybank World MasterCard and Visa Infinite Cardmembers will also receive a S$10 restaurant voucher with each booking. We look forward to more platforms such as Gastro + Tipple where we can deliver unique privileges for our Cardmembers in the future.” Mr Gaurav Sabharwal, Managing Director, Pernod Ricard Singapore, said: “As the leading premium luxury spirit company, we are pleased to associate ur selected brands like Absolut Elyx & Beefeater 24 with Gastro + Tipple. This partnership is the perfect opportunity for our consumers to enjoy these brands in the style they choose, whether it’s a straight-up, in cocktails or paired with food. We want to invite everyone to raise a glass and celebrate conviviality with our brands.”NOTABLE MENTIONSKick off your experience with authentic grilled meats at Bedrock Bar & Grill, whipped up by Head Chef Isaac Tan that bears a distinct style of creativity. Does chilling out in an exotic gastrobar that serves up Carribean dishes sound like a great plan for some much needed rest and recharge? Then make your way to Bumbo Rum Club at Club Street, where discerning tastebuds get to witness the culinary expertise of Group Executive Chef Damien Le Bihan, as he infuses a range of flavours to create the perfect dish.For the perfect place to chill after work, 63Celsius impresses as an artisanal coffee house, restaurant and watering hole all rolled into one. Its quintessential Italian signatures are whipped up by Head Chef Felix Chong, who counts experiences in Michelin-starred restaurants around the world.Gourmands looking for a tranquil setting away from the hurly-burly of it all will be thrilled to know that UNA at Rochester Park will definitely not disappoint. With impeccable ambiance, service and an array of mouth-watering dishes by Head Chef Jean-Philippe Patruno, your senses will be thoroughly delighted throughout the night. How does unpretentious European fare in an refreshing setting sound? If you answered ‘yes’, then The Disgruntled Chef would be just what you are looking for. With an aim to add more colour and culinary inspiration to the destination dining alcove, Founder and Executive Chef Daniel Sia transcends unconventional names even to his cuisine – with names of distinct confections inspired by iconic people and international cities! For a touch of yesteryear, Post Bar at Fullerton Hotel truly lives up to it. As soon as you walk through the entrance, be prepared to be enchanted by its nostalgic surroundings, including an iconic Red Pillar Post Box smacked right in the middle of the dining area, to preserve the heritage of the General Post Office back in the day. Of course, its cuisine is uncompromised too, with innovative signatures presented by Executive Chef Sandro Falbo. How about dining exclusively within the confines of one of Singapore’s historical monuments, The Arts House? Only at OCF, diners will be impressed by not just the grandeur of the entire place, but the meticulousness and creativity that Head Chef Jonathan Koh injects into his dishes. WHIPPING UP THE BESTFor a modern twist to an otherwise typical meal, check out Salt Tapas & Bar, which serves up traditional tapas infused with Australian cuisine. Thanks to a keen eye and dedication to his craft, Chef Ronald Li executes even the most simplest of dishes with immaculate finesse. A culinary escapade every connoisseur should not miss is one at The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill, where pristine seafood dishes such as Lobster Dumplings are served up in an immensely laidback atmosphere with one purpose only - to satiate your appetites. Relish in the culinary excellence of Chef Jonathan Sparber while you thrill your tastebuds with mouth-watering cocktails, a perfect accompaniment to the evening’s menu. No other plans on a Friday evening? Why not stop over and quench your palates with a drink or two at The Horse’s Mouth, where only premium ingredients are utilised and are specially crafted to suit your palates. Needless to say, with the culinary excellence of Chef Yoshiyuki Kashiwabara, you know your tastebuds are in for an exceptional treat. Last but not least, let the stunning interiors, exquisite cuisine and bespoke cocktails at Kuvo entice you. Be it catching up with close friends or a celebration soiree for those who matter, its satisfying grub will definitely make you want to linger on even after your delectable meal. Here’s how to enjoy Gastro + Tipple in 5 simple steps1) Visit Gastro + Tipple website (http://gastroandtipple.com/)2) Choose your restaurant3) Book your preferred time slot4) Make your payment Terms of Promotion· All reservations are only confirmed when payment is made in full via the Gastro + Tipple website· Reservation time slots are 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm, 9pm subject to the availability at time of booking· Gastro + Tipple bookings shall close 24 hours prior to booking time· Refunds and cancellations are not allowed· Table seating will be allocated by the restaurant · Other terms and conditions may applyTerms & Conditions for $10 Restaurant Voucher· $10 Restaurant voucher is valid for 6 months from time of receipt· The balance payment after the deduction of voucher must be made using a Maybank card· Voucher is not valid with other promotions including Gastro + Tipple· Voucher is non-exchangeable and non-refundableIssued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd Co. Regn. No. 198402868E For more information, please contact: Ian Lim (Mr) Senior Manager, Gourmet & Festivals Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd DID: (65) 6319 1653 Email: email@example.comYeo Siew Chi (Mr)Manager Corporate Communications & CSR Singapore Press Holdings LtdDID: (65) 6319 1586 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAbout Sphere Exhibits Pte LtdA wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Sphere Exhibits, which stands for “SPH Events, Roadshows and Exhibitions”, aims to be the leading events company catering to a diverse mix of trade and consumer clientele.Backed by a committed and experienced team of professionals and SPH’s comprehensive range of media platforms, Sphere Exhibits’ shows, events and exhibitions centre on unique concepts that attract local audiences and regional participants. Among Sphere Exhibits’ events are The IT Show, COMEX, Licence2Play, Asian Masters, Gourmet Japan and Kidz Academy.Leveraging on its expertise in event conceptualisation, planning and execution, Sphere Exhibits delivers memorable and quality events that meet the objectives of its clientele and partners.About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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