April is usually when a succession of food festivals kick off, but Savour’s ceded pole position on this year’s calendar for good reason. In the fifth edition of the annual event, you can look forward to not just one, but three showings in 2016: Savour Gourmet kicks off in May, Savour Wines in September, and Savour Christmas brings forward the warm fuzzies to November.
Unlike past editions, where you’ll find yourself going trigger-happy on imported Michelin-starred chefs, this one puts up-and-coming local chefs on the pedestal, and is way friendlier on the pockets. Entry to the outdoor Gourmet Village and tented Gourmet Market at the Bayfront Avenue green space is free, and the 40 dishes on offer go for $6 and $12 a plate. In return for the approachable price tags, you’re encouraged to vote for the best dishes prepped by these emerging kitchen pros. MasterChef Asia judge Alvin Leung and the public will pick a winner based on taste and their showmanship. One dish gets you one vote – so make those calories count.