Try cheese, oysters and beer at food fair
TREAT yourself to something new this weekend, such as lavender soft serve ice cream, salted yolk cheese tarts and wine made from blueberries.
Cold Storage's Flavours Of The World food fair, held annually, features these items and more than 100 other food products new to Singapore, from countries such as Australia, Japan and the United States.
My Paper visited the fair at Level 1 atrium of Plaza Singapura on Wednesday.
It runs from 10am to 10pm daily till Aug 7.
More than 400 products from Australia, Asia, Europe and the US are featured.
Visitors can pick up discounted items, savour fresh roasts, seafood and pastries prepared on the spot or have a go at the free sample booths.
Some of the best discounts include the non-fried Eatrageous chips at $2.70 (usual price $3.75) and Sommer Naturals, going for $3.15 (usual price $3.65).
Free samples to try include Torres black truffle chips from Spain, Snyder's Of Hanover honey mustard and onion pretzel pieces from the US - with various dips - and Herr's crunchy cheese sticks.
Beverage samples include the Sommer Naturals Carrot Cleanse fruit juice from Tasmania in Australia, a new product here. Other options are raspberry-flavoured Woodchuck hard cider from Vermont in the US, and craft beer from Germany's Weihenstephan, reportedly the oldest brewery in the world.
At the hot food stalls, watch as a wheel of raclette cheese is melted onto a plate of potatoes. This $9 weekend-only offering will subsequently be available at Great World City's Cold Storage branch.
Try a savoury cheese tart with seven blends of cheese - provolone, reblochon, gruyere, cream cheese, mascarpone, cheddar and parmesan - for $4 at the pastries section, or a chilli crab croissant for $8.
Gourmet eats include live New Zealand pacific oysters at $28 for 12 pieces, Australian wagyu beef steak (about 200g) for $25 and Iberico coffee pork chop buns at $9.
Wash it down with beverages such as Moet and Chandon Ice Imperial champagne at $16 per 120ml glass or draft beer such as Hoegaarden Wheat or Stella Artois at $8 per cup.