StarHub Presents a Hubalicious Heritage

StarHub Presents a Hubalicious Heritage

StarHub Presents a Hubalicious Heritage

Pamper your taste buds and discover the recipe for culinary genius with popular celebrity chefs from four food and lifestyle channels on StarHub TV

 

Singapore, 2 August 2012 – Discover how history and culture can be defining ingredients in a culinary celebration withHubalicious – The Heritage Food Trail, proudly presented by StarHub.

 

Hubalicious, StarHub’s experiential food and lifestyle event, aims to bring glorious food to life. From 12 September, Hubalicious – The Heritage Food Trail takes consumers on an intimate epicurean journey with four of their favourite TV celebrity chefs from StarHub TV’s quartet of food and lifestyle channels.

 

Customers will get to savour mouth-watering creations conceived from the myriad backgrounds of four colourful culinary maestros: Aarti Sequeira from Food Network Asia (StarHub TV Channel 433) of Indian heritage, Belgian Emmanuel Stroobant of the Asian Food Channel (StarHub TV Channel 435), Canadian Bob Blumer of TLC (StarHub TV Channel 427) and Irish Rachel Allen of BBC Lifestyle (StarHub TV Channel 432).

 

Beyond the palate, customers will also get to interact with the chefs through unique encounters and exclusive demonstrations. They may even learn their secrets with hands-on participation, before partaking in a sumptuous meal influenced by the star chefs’ own culinary upbringing.

 

“StarHub is all about the convergence of experiences and the elevation of the senses,” said Ms Iris Wee, Vice President of Home Solutions & Content, StarHub. “From watching food and lifestyle content on StarHub TV channels, they now get to meet with their idols and indulge in their creations firsthand. We chose the theme of Heritage as we felt that the chefs’ backgrounds were instrumental in distinguishing their recipes and cooking styles.”

 

Participants can, for instance, expect an invigorating injection of Arabic and Indian spices in Aarti’s American dishes, a surreal collaboration of ingredients artfully presented by adventurous Bob, modern European cuisine with international influences from globe-trotter chef Emmanuel and surprisingly light and diverse Irish fare from the multi-talented Rachel.

 

Hubalicious – The Heritage Food Trail will kick off on 12 September 2012 and takes place at scintillating venues such as ONE°15 on Sentosa, the iconic Jewel Box and the soon-to-be-opened W Hotel. Tickets, priced from $128, are on sale from SISTIC from 7 August 2012. StarHub customers will be able to enjoy an early bird discount of 15% when they purchase the tickets by 24 August 2012. Please visit www.starhub.com/hubalicious for more information. All dinner events come with wine pairing.

 

 

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Hubalicious – The Heritage Food Trail Schedule (all dinners are from 7pm to 10pm)

Date Celebrity Chef Venue Heritage Ticket Price

(incl. GST)

12 September 2012 Aarti Sequeira ONE°15 Indian $128
29 September 2012 Emmanuel Stroobant W Hotel Belgian $138
3 October 2012 Bob Blumer Jewel Box Canadian $138
6 October 2012 Rachel Allen Jewel Box Irish $128

 

Hubalicious  – The Heritage Food Trail Chef Biographies

Yummy Sutra – It’s pAarti Time!

Born in Mumbai, raised in Dubai, journalism in the United States and then winner of the sixth season of Food Network’s reality television show,Food Network Star… Aarti Sequeira’s background is as colourful and exciting as the spices she mixes into her Indian-influenced culinary creations.

 

From her father’s trips to the fish market and cooking by her mother’s side as a child to winning the Food Network competition in 2010, Aarti made her mark and landed her own TV culinary show – Aarti Party. Her American cooking reflects her bubbly personality, sense of humour and Indian influences.

 

Heritage meets Surreal

Culinary adventurer, chef, artist and seven time Guinness World Record holder Bob Blumer is one of today’s most imaginative food personalities. As a chef, Blumer transforms ordinary ingredients into wow-inspiring dishes through simple cooking methods and whimsical presentations that have become his culinary trademark.

 

Blumer is the creator and host of the television series Surreal Gourmet, and Glutton for Punishment, and a producer and host of the recently debuted World’s Weirdest Restaurants. He is the author of six acclaimed cookbooks. His most recent book Glutton for Pleasure was published in October 2010. Publishers Weekly summed it up: “equal parts memoir, lavish art book, multi-genre soundtrack and culinary tour de force”

 

Remaining rooted to his Canadian beginnings, Los Angeles-based Bob serves as an Ambassador to Second Harvest in Toronto, spreading the word about food rescue and hunger relief.

 

Culinary Tales of a Belgian Chef

Mention the restaurant Saint Pierre and food connoisseurs immediately think of fine French dining, divine beverages, artful interiors and esteemed Belgian chef, Emmanuel Stroobant!

 

Apart from his status as an expert in classical French cuisine, the strikingly stylish Chef Stroobant is also a passionate traveler and frequently draws inspiration from his globe-trotting experiences to create new signature dishes, both at home and at his many restaurants. Having cooked his way through Belgium, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore, this award-winning international culinary talent is also the author of popular food and wine pairing cookbook, Vine Dining: White, which won ‘Best in the World’ at the Gourmand World Media Awards.

 

Chef Stroobant now stars in the AFC Original Production, 36 Ways to Live, in which he shares 36 recipes that have made a mark on his life, whilst teaching viewers how to eat, live and enjoy life to the fullest.

 

An Irish Love Affair

Rachel Allen truly personifies the food experience: she honed her culinary skills growing food, preparing food, cooking food, eating food and, most importantly—Singaporeans will agree here!—enjoying food.

 

At 18, Rachel left home in Dublin to attend the world-famous Ballymaloe Cookery School.  Today she is affectionately described by the BBC as ‘the Irish cooking queen’. A super busy bee, Rachel is not only a TV chef, best-selling author and a journalist, she is also a mother of three young children. Yet she still finds time to teach the next generation of chefs at Ballymaloe.

 

Rachel defines Irish food and cooking with the amazing products they have: dairy, meats and meat products, cheeses, fresh fruits like berries and root vegetables like cabbages, potatoes, parsnips and turnips.

 

About Hubalicious

Back for the third consecutive year, Hubalicious is an annual StarHub signature ticketed event that brings together the leading celebrity chefs and food personalities of the world with lovers of food and cooking in Singapore.

 

Anchored on a unique theme each year, the event’s roster of celebrity chefs thus far has included Luke Nguyen, Robert Rainford, Bobby Chinn, James Martin, Dan Segal and Bruce Lim.

 

Year on year, each chef designs a special immersive experience for StarHub customers and members of the public as they display their professional skills for an intimate and impromptu evening, cooking in front of the live audience.

 

There’s always a new cooking secret to impart and a personal story to share as the chefs entertain and thrill the audiences over dinner, drinks and hearty helpings of fun and laughter.

 

About StarHub:

StarHub is Singapore’s fully-integrated info-communication company, offering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub operates a HSPA+ mobile network that delivers up to 21Mbps for downlink to complement its nation-wide GSM network, and is currently building its LTE network which is expected go “live” first in key business areas by the end of 2012. It also manages an island-wide HFC network that delivers multi-channel cable TV services (including High Definition Television and on-demand services) as well as ultra-high speed residential broadband services. StarHub operates an extensive fixed business network that provides a wide range of data, voice and wholesale services. Over Singapore’s fibre-based Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network, StarHub offers a broad range of home and business broadband plans along with a host of advanced media-rich value-added services.
Launched in 2000, StarHub has become one of Singapore’s most innovative info-communications providers, and the pioneer in ‘hubbing’ – the ability to deliver unique integrated and converged services to all its customers. StarHub, listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange since October 2004, is a component stock of the Straits Times Index and the MSCI Singapore Free Index. Visit www.starhub.com for more information.

Mid-Autumn Celebration at Silk Road Restaurant

Mid-Autumn Celebration at Silk Road Restaurant

MID-AUTUMN CELEBRATION AT SILK ROAD RESTAURANT

Silk Road Restaurant presents an ensemble of tantalising mooncakes this Mid Autumn Festival.

This September, Silk Road Restaurant introduces four new delectable liqueur-flavoured mini snowskin mooncakes. Rum and Raisin Truffle snowskin mooncake features the heavenly combination of velvety truffle and lotus paste complemented with rum-infused raisins. Wrapped in tender pink snowskin, Pink Champagne Truffle mooncake with its bubbly-infused white chocolate centre, delights with every bite. Studded with cherry bits which have been soaked in brandy, the Brandied Cherry Truffle blends well with the silky white lotus paste. Our Whisky Truffle snowskin mooncake is set to enthral taste buds with its strong flavour.  

For those who are steadfast loyal to good old tradition, Silk Road Restaurant offers a selection of tasty traditional baked mooncakes with sweet white lotus paste.

Exuding sophistication and oriental charm, the sleek custom-designed red gift box, gold-gilded and embossed with an elegant golden peony motif centrepiece, our exquisite creations will be perfect as giveaways for business associates, families and friends.

The Silk Road Restaurant’s mooncakes will be available for sale at Amara Singapore Hotel Lobby, Silk Road Restaurant on Level 2 and Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa from 1 to 30 September 2012. For enquiries, please call 6227 3848 or visitamarahotels.com.

Savor heavenly mooncakes at Marina Bay Sands

Savor heavenly mooncakes at Marina Bay Sands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Savor heavenly mooncakes at Marina Bay Sands

Treat your tastebuds to a festive indulgence this Mid-Autumn Festival

 

Singapore (27 July 2012) – Marina Bay Sands is set to enchant guests this Mid-Autumn festival with its highly anticipated SweetSpot mooncakes. Apart from classic favorites that have delighted fans for the past two years, Executive Pastry Chef Ryan Witcher and his team have created a new indulgent flavor based on the King of Fruit – the D-24 Durian.

 

Hailed for its thick and creamy flesh, the D-24 Durian will be cocooned within a pillowy soft snow skin, lending its fragrant richness to the subtleness of the outer skin. SweetSpot’s original innovative creations, Dark Chocolate Orange and Salted Caramel Almond Crunch, are back again this year. The contrast between the silky smooth chocolate and sharp tangy orange in the Dark Chocolate Orange mooncakes is set to deliver a sweet surprise for guests. With the snowskin encasing the sweet caramel and luscious chocolate, paired with chewy almonds, the Salted Caramel Almond Crunch ensures a burst of titillating flavor with every bite.

 

Not forgetting guests who enjoy their traditional mooncakes, SweetSpot is also offering its popular White Lotus Seed Paste baked with either single or double egg-yolk. Fans of the traditional mooncakes will be delighted with the combination of handmade full-flavored white lotus paste, delectable yolks and golden-hued baked skin.

 

Preserving distinctive elements of tradition with touches of modern design, the packaging of SweetSpot mooncakes is a limited edition collector’s item for this season. With its intricately designed box which can be transformed into a functional lantern,Marina Bay Sands’ mooncake collection presents the perfect gift for loved ones and business partners during the Mid-Autumn festival.

 

The mooncakes are available exclusively from 28 August 2012 to 30 September 2012 at Marina Bay Sands. Guests can head to the counter opposite SweetSpot at the Hotel Tower 3 lobby to purchase the mooncakes, which are priced from S$30 to S$62. The counter will be open from 9am to 7pm daily. From 21 August onwards, mooncake order forms will be available online atMarinaBaySands.com. Guests are encouraged to download and email the completed order form tomooncakes@MarinaBaySands.com. Alternatively, they can call +65 6688 5668 to avoid disappointment.

Taste the flavors of Provence every Monday at db Bistro Moderne

Taste the flavors of Provence every Monday at db Bistro Moderne

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Taste the flavors of Provence every
Monday at db Bistro Moderne

db Bistro Moderne continues its culinary tour de France to
Provence this summer

(Left) Salade Nicoise, (Center) Bouillabaisse, Ratatouille, Petits Farcis Provencaux, (Right) Tarte Tropezienne

Singapore (4 July, 2012) – Following the success of its Mondays in Alsace menu, diners
can now look forward to soaking in the flavors of summertime in the South of France with the
newly-launched Provence menu at db Bistro Moderne. This menu is available every Monday
evening starting from 2 July 2012.

Located in south eastern France on the Mediterranean adjacent to Italy, Provence is defined
by its charming historic hill towns, seductive sea side resorts, lavender fields and abundant
olive tree groves. Cuisine from this region is a result of the warm, dry Mediterranean climate
and commonly features ingredients such as olives, lamb, fish and other delicious seafood.

Executive Chef Stephane Istel reflects on his fondness for Provence, saying, “For a
Frenchman, there is no destination that speaks more of summer holidays than Provence.
Provence has special significance to me as I kick started my cooking career at the age of 20
as a chef in St Tropez. For close to five years, I honed my skills transforming produce I
bought fresh from its markets at 5am into bright, bold flavorful dishes. For those who have
experienced Provence through their travels, I invite them to come and dine with us to relive
the culinary memories that it would have undoubtedly left them. And for those who have not
yet had the chance to visit this famous gastronomic region, I invite them to have their
tastebuds tantalized by the signature Provencal dishes I will be re- creating.”

Diners can start their journey with an uplifting and zesty Soupe au Pistou, a delightful
combination that includes coco beans and summer squash in a fragrant basil and garlic

scented vegetable broth. Another choice of starter features a dish native to Nice, the world-
renowned Salade Nicoise. Chef Istel’s version combines a duo of tuna, bell peppers, olives
and anchovy dressing. Then, diners can savor a quintessential French classic;
Bouillabaisse. This deeply flavorful Mediterranean fish soup with fennel, tomato confit,
potatoes and saffron rouille will transport guests right to the shores of Marseille.

Another classic on the menu: Ratatouille de Legumes & Panisse. This stomach-warming
stew of tomato, zucchini, eggplant, onions, and bell peppers reflects the region’s love affair
with ripe summer produce. Chef Istel serves up his Ratatouille with a crispy chickpea cake,
which can be heartily dunked into the garlicky deliciousness of the stew.

The journey through Provence concludes on a sweet note with a choice of two light but
decadent confections. For the chocolate lover, there is the Mousse au Chocolat au Lait; a
heady combination of rich milk chocolate mousse, crunchy hazelnut biscuit, apricots, and
praline lemon ice cream. Or, there is the option of Tarte Tropezienne; a brioche brimming
with light custard, fresh juicy strawberries and cream cheese ice cream. This luscious
dessert will leave you thinking that the jet setting beaches of St. Tropez cannot be far away.

The Provence menu is available every Monday for dinner, from 6pm onwards. The set menu
is offered at $68++ per person. Guests can also enjoy a regional wine pairing with their
dinner for an additional $32++ per person.

db Bistro Moderne will continue to offer its regular dinner menu on Monday evenings
alongside the featured Provence menu, giving diners the option to order à la carte off both
options.

For reservations, please contact db Bistro Moderne on +65 6688 8525 or
dbreservations@marinabaysands.com.

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