Savour and the likes are the kind of events that excite me to the extent that others start to find my behaviour embarrassing.
In a mixed state of euphoria and frustration caused by - not in this order - free champagne, constraints of time (we only have 4.5 hours to try everything!), clashing schedules of cooking demos and limited stomach capacity, I see myself roam around hysterically in an effort to taste every single product and dish of interest. All of them.
At the festival some of Singapore’s and the world’s leading French, Finnish, Italian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Mexican restaurants presented signature dishes at outdoor stalls near the Singapore Eye (a great effort by itself on an exceptionally hot and sunny day!). My personal favourites included a wonderfully refreshing combination of cool cod and warm barley coated in a beautiful green herb sauce, and Vietnamese steamed rolls filled with pork and accompanied with spicy and crunchy beansprouts. I used a smart trick to confuse people and uploaded a different photo representing a langoustine.
Inside the festival buildings, local and international food producers showcased their finest products, some of them being truly original or at minimum flavoursome such as lemon flavoured avocado oil, Provence-style dip made of anchovies or another with lobster, mayo and chili (not sure if the latter is really French, but anyway).
Needless to say, I ended up a little disappointed when roughly 7 minutes after being kicked out from the festival area I proceeded to inhale some otherwise not too bad dim sums at the nearby foodcourt - they tasted very, very bland.