The Chinese export porcelain, paintings of port cities, exotic Indian textiles, furniture, and exquisitely produced decorative arts in our Trade Gallery illustrate the long history of cultural and economic interactions between East and West.
Asian cuisine also dates back many centuries, and was similarly born out of the diverse and highly fluid nature of port cities. The astonishing creations on our plates today are works of art – however ephemeral – as impressive as the objects on display in our galleries.
ACM is privileged to have Peter Knipp, one of the few respected authorities on world gastronomy based in Asia, present to share his knowledge on the role of the Silk Road in evolution of fusion cuisine.
Join us for an evening of new discoveries in art, culture, and food history – and to enjoy marvelous food and drink!
For enquiries, call 6332 7798 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ticket price is $98 (until 26 Oct); $108 on actual day
Programme for the evening
7 to 7.15 Welcome and first pour
7.15 to 8 Curators' picks from the Trade Gallery
8 to 8.15 Brief history of food, movements of people and early civilisations by Peter Knipp, Founder of World Gourmet Summit Singapore
8.15 to 10.00 Fusion cuisine from around Asia, and wines from estates dating back to the 14th century
Historical recipes from China and Japan
including cayenne battered frog's legs, imperial dim sum, salmon teriyaki, and agedashi eggplant.
Wine pairing: Maison de Montille – AOC Burgundy Chardonnay 2014
This Burgundy estate with roots in the 14th century produces organic wines. Tonight's Chardonnay has golden colour, notes of pear and white fruit. Pairs perfectly with spicy Asian cuisine. Robert Parker says, " Hubert de Montille with his structured Chardonnay and romantic Pinot Noir shows how burgundy wines are in the top of the sky".
The taste of the Indian Subcontinent in 1100
including traditional spice blends. Savour our chickpea dahl and naan, tandoori paneer tikka and lamb vindaloo.
Wine pairing: Château Sainte Roseline – Grand Cru Rosé de Provence 2014
Château Sainte Roseline is one of the only vineyards deemed Cru Classé in Côtes de Provence. The chateau has been producing since the 15th century. This Rosé bears a light, salmon colour. Its complex nose reveals aromas of white flowers and citrus, a freshness that persists on the palate. This wine is full, round, and lingering.
Sample Vietnamese delights from the 19th century
perfect combinations of fresh aromatic herbs in banana blossom salads with shrimp, lemongrass beef skewers, and fresh spring rolls with nuroc cham.
Wine pairing: Domaine Heri Rolet – Trousseau Red Wine from Jura 2009
Heri Rolet, now in its 10th generation, is the most famous estate in Jura, the smallest wine region in the Swiss-French Alps. Their organic and light bodied wines are made with little-known grapes. The Trousseau Red is a delicate and "romantic" wine that pairs surprisingly well with Asian-styled fish dishes.