Post-Event Blog Entry About Savour 2013 [Part 1 of 2]

WARNING:This blog entry is going to be a rather lengthy one and because we took over 400+ photos, you can expect to see tons and tons of photographs in just this blog entry alone. Anyhows, the way this blog entry is going to be written will be according to the chronological sequence of events that took place.

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It was our first time attending Savour 2013 and we absolutely loved the experience!

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Despite the extremely hot weather and the minor hiccups, Savour 2013 was truly an event that should be on every foodie's MUST-GO list.

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We arrived at around 2pm in the afternoon and because we decided that we were going to be there the whole day, parking was an issue because we all know how expensive the carpark rates in town can be. Thanks to sgcarmart, we managed to find the carpark with the lowest rates and parked our car at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Singapore. We certainly hope that Ritz Carlton Hotel will not increase their carpark rates if they come across this blog entry but we shall just cross our fingers anyway.

As we bought the Savour Premier Pass for the Evening Session, we could only access the Gourmet Village in the evening; but though that was the case, we had full access to the Gourmet Market where there were tons of classes and workshops that were taking place.

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Anyway, our Savour Premier Pass came with 30 Savour Dollars which we could use to purchase anything that we fancy at the Gourmet Market or Gourmet Village and because we used our Standard Chartered Bank Credit Card, we were entitled to 10% more Savour Dollars which makes it all the more worthwhile.

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The Gourmet Market is sub-divided into different sections; namely, Jason's [the supermarket], Savour Gourmet, Savour Lifestyle, Savour Wine, and Savour Baking.

To start off our Savour 2013 experience, we headed straight for Jason's because we found the heat too unbearable that all we really wanted to do at that point of time was to just find a nice and cool place to chill-out. With that being said, Jason's is indeed an extremely cool place because this is where we found the freshest produce of meats, vegetables, fruits, cheese, and many other assorted food products!

Just how fresh were the food products sold at Jason's? Take a look at the pictures and you might just find yourself drooling over them!

Fresh Oysters from France

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Fresh Seafood [Lobsters, Prawns, and Crabs]

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Hams

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Sausages

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Lamb Meat

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If you like a lamb meat to be cooked on the spot for you, yes, that sort of service was available at Jason's!

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You can also make your own salad......

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......or have a freshly made sandwich.

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Colourful fruits of all kinds were available as well.

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We got the opportunity to sample some really fresh tomatoes.

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For something even more premium, Jason's also has caviar too......

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...... and they don't come cheap.

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Cheese-lovers weren't disappointed when they saw the variety of cheese that were sold at Jason's.

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Besides fresh produce, we spotted some really exotic dry goods like Jamie Oliver's Sauces and other food products like......

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Condiments......

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......Yummy Oat Slices......

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......Nougats from France......

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......and Japanese snacks.

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For a little bit of booze, Jason's had a large collection of wine selections and one can really be spoilt for choices.

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Besides buying and eating, Jason's also had a Gourmet Kitchen where classes and workshops were being held. It was a pity we arrived a little too late because when we were there, there was actually a class that was conducted by Bake King and it was about baking the Roti Boy Bun.

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Having explored the entire Jason's, we went to check out the Savour Baking section of the Gourmet Market and there, we found lots of yummy sweets and snacks that we really want to share with all of you.

The yummy pies from Windowsill Pies!

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A closer look at one of the yummy pies that Windowsill Pies was selling at Savour 2013. By the way, the pies cost $8 for 1 slice and though it wasn't really that cheap, it was worth trying because they were fantastic. If you're a pie-lover and you missed out on Savour 2013, you can still head down to Windowsill Pie's Retail Store that is located at 78 Horne Road, Singapore 209078. They are closed on Mondays but are open from Tuesdays to Saturdays. For more information about Windowsill Pies, do check out their website: http://www.windowsillpies.sg/

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Next up, we want to bring your attention to Hana Indulgence because we absolutely love their sweet treats that are specially imported from the Middle East!

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There are really tons of specially imported sweet treats such as chocolates and Hana Indulgence makes their own chocolates which we found to be rather delightful.

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Some of their other products include nougats......

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......and sweets like these.

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In fact, we bought a couple of sweets from them at Savour 2013 and at the time of blogging this entry, we have already finished all of them. If you want to try some authentic middle-eastern desserts and sweets, Hana Indulgence is really the place to go. They have a retail shop at Tanjong Katong Complex, #03-10 and we will definitely head back there to get some more yummy treats!

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As we also missed the pie-making class, we waited for the chocolate appreciation workshop that was conducted by Hana Indulgence.

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These were the various chocolates from Hana Indulgence that we sampled and tasted. To start with, Rohana taught us that good quality chocolates don't melt when it is held between the index finger and the thumb. Rohana also highlighted that chocolate appreciation is similar to that of coffee appreciation because it involves the 5 senses of touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing.

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This is Rohana, Managing Director of Hana Indulgence, whom conducted the chocolate appreciation workshop.

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Of all the chocolates that we have sampled, we would like to make one special mention of this particular chocolate that is wrapped with a red wrapper.

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This chocolate that is wrapped with a red wrapper is a white chocolate that contains rose buds and some flower petals. It is really unique and when we took a bite of it, it really soothes the mind and calms the soul. It is really hard to believe that such an ordinary-looking chocolate could give such an effect so you got to really try one for yourself to understand what we're talking about.

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After the chocolate appreciation workshop, we went to check out the stuffs that the stores were selling and to be honest, we were so tempted to buy some new baking equipment.

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Another store that we found pretty interesting is Cake Over Heels.

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Cake Over Heels is a boutique cake shop that sells customised designer cakes and they do offer classes for cake decoration as well.

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You might be surprised to know that both the heel and the bag can be eaten.

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We were also taught how to make cupcakes like these but we will be providing more details in the sequel to this blog entry.

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If you are looking for a custom-designed cake and/or if you would like to attend cake decorating classes, you might want to give Cake Over Heels a try. For more information about Cake Over Heels, do check out their website: http://www.cakeoverheels.com/

We hope that this blog entry hasn't been too overwhelming for all of you because there are just so much things to blog about Savour 2013 that it is practically impossible to put everything into one blog entry. Hence, we shall stop here as it is and do look out for the sequel to this blog entry!