Taste The World by Gourmet Trails is a month-long food festival happening from 4 to 26 May 2024

Featuring restaurants known for their commitment to cultural stewardship, the festival is the food lover’s gateway to the many cuisines of the world

If you’re in Singapore this May and aching to taste the world, there is a way to do just that. Private travel specialist, Gourmet Trails, just launched the inaugural Taste The World dining series, a month-long food festival happening from 4 to 26 May 2024.

Featuring restaurants known for their commitment to cultural stewardship and culinary excellence, the festival is the food lover’s gateway to discovering the many cuisines of the world. Here are a few events we think you might enjoy.

Appetite’s listening room. Photo by Appetite

Appetite x Gourmet Trails: Crossroads

When: 4 May 2024, 12pm

Where: Appetite

Kickstarting the dining series is a ‘lunch journey’ hosted by chef Ivan Brehm (Nouri and Appetite) and Gourmet Trails founder Pamela Tan. At this one-off lunch, engage in meaningful conversation at the crossroads of the world’s various cuisines. There will be no more than 14 guests and there will Champagne. Book here.

Chef Kenjiro Hashimoto at work. Photo by Hashida

Hashida: Japan

When: 15 and 18 May 2024, 12pm; 10 and 16 May, 7pm

Where: Hashida

Leave it to chef Kenjiro ‘Hatch’ Hashida to bring the most exquisite Japanese flavours to the table. Known for his eccentricities as much as for his talent, each creation embodies the confluence of his guiding principles (shu ha ri, for example) and artistic flair (the chef has a knack for drawing). Through an omakase at lunch or dinner, you will be fed very well, and be told of stories of his identity, growth and memories. Book here.

Chef Andrew Walsh. Photo by Cure

Cure: Ireland

When: 9 May, 7pm; 10 and 11 May, 12pm

Where: Cure

Chef-owner Andrew Walsh is proud of his Irish heritage, and why shouldn’t he? The country, blessed with ample rainfall and cool weather all year round, has incredible produce, from shellfish and cattle to dairy and flora. Taste a piece of his heritage at Cure, a fine-dining tavern now in its fifth year, and enjoy the staples and seasonal menu variations. Available for ages 12 and up. Book here.

Mini Elotes. Photo by Canchita

Canchita: Peru and Mexico

When: 4 and 23 May 2024, 7pm

Chef couple Daniel and Tamara Chavez will be showcasing a special six-course dinner, featuring the flavours of Peru and Mexico. This will be your opportunity to interact with the chefs as they cook and demonstrate the making of beloved staples, such as ceviche and mole poblano. Book here.

Tickets range from S$180 to S$450, and proceeds will go towards the United Nations World Food Programme. Visit Taste the World for more details