Asian Masters returns with a stellar line up and innovative gastronomic experiences

Asian Masters returns for its fourth edition from Nov 1 to Dec 7, 2013 and promises exquisite gastronomic treats and memorable dining experiences.

This year, Asian Masters is set to dazzle patrons with a star-studded line up of guest chefs including not one, but two chefs from two Michelin-starred restaurants - Chef Mok Kit Keung from Hong Kong and Chef Hajime Yoneda from Japan, both making their first appearances at Asian Masters. Also making a debut at the event are celebrity Chef Chumpol Jangprai, known as the Iron Chef of Thai Cuisine, and Chef Alex Park from Korea.

Besides an impressive line up of chefs, Asian Masters will also feature the pairing of top French "star" wines such as the E.Guigal's La Las and Chateau La Mission with great food by Chef Fok Kai Yee of Summer Pavilion and Chef Sebastian Lepinoy of Les Amis respectively.

Along with the traditional wine pairing dinners which are perennial favourites, Asian Masters will excite the palates of discerning gourmands with innovative and unexpected cocktail and whisky pairing dinners. Showcasing a whole new and different facet of traditional pairing dinners will be the Absolut Expressions by The Disgruntled Chef, pairing modern European cuisine with cocktails using vodkas by Absolut and more.

Adding a touch of fine art and glamour to the Asian Masters line-up, a very select group of guests will be invited to a once in a lifetime opportunity to create their own unique Chinese crystal artpieces at the "The Craft of LIULI by Loretta H. Yang" conducted by the founders of famed luxury crystal art brand LIULIGONGFANG, Loretta H. Yang and Chang Yi, who are also Golden Horse Award winners and masters of the traditional crystal art technique of pate-de-verre.

The popular Asian Masters Gala Dinner by the Singapore National Culinary Team will return, while the Asian Masters Charity Dinner is back for a second year.

Partnering Asian Masters this year are some of Singapore's best dining establishments such as Restaurant Andre, Les Amis, Shangri-La Hotel, Mandarin Oriental Singapore, Grand Hyatt Singapore, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Disgruntled Chef and Patara Fine Thai Cuisine.

Asian Masters is organised by Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH), together with Presenting Partner Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC Bank).

Mr Chua Wee Phong, Chairman of Sphere Exhibits, said: "We are heartened by the success of our gourmet events and look forward to presenting more events with greater finesse and sophistication to discerning diners locally and regionally. We are pleased to partner with OCBC Bank for the very first time for Asian Masters and are confident that OCBC cardmembers will enjoy this gastronomical offering."

Ms Wong Chung Yee, Head of Core Cards and Unsecured Lending, Group Lifestyle Financing, OCBC Bank, said: "It's no secret that Singaporeans love their food. Singaporeans are always on the constant look-out for gastronomic treats and experiences. Through this partnership with Asian Masters, we hope to satisfy this craving with the best of Asian Cuisine by acclaimed chefs all year-round."

Ms Elaine Chia, General Manager of Sphere Exhibits, said: "We are greatly encouraged by the success of the past three editions of Asian Masters and the team has distilled the best of the past editions to present this year's programme. In particular, we are delighted to have our two guest chefs, Chef Mok Kit Keung and Chef Hajime Yoneda, who each runs a two-Michelin-starred restaurant as part of Asian Masters."

OCBC cardmembers will enjoy 20 per cent off Asian Masters events and 15 per cent off a la carte food bills at all Feast Asia participating restaurants. OCBC cardmembers also enjoy priority booking to all Asian Masters events from Oct 7-21. Asian Masters will be open for public booking from Oct 22, 2013.

Reservations and ticket purchases can be made through the official website or through the hotline at +(65) 6319 1888.

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