GASTROGEOGRAPHY OF SINGAPORE
An artistic and informative experience that transports local flora from branch to table
GastroGeography of Singapore is an art collective that brings local Singapore flora to the table.
During your time with them, the artists Lita and Steve will describe the art project and the edible food discoveries made in urban Singapore. With the artist collective, they have catalogued the spices, fruits, flowers, roots and plants found around the central city, and at every stop you’ll have the opportunity to taste personalised samples of the same flora from their kitchen – cook, boiled, blended, fried, or in their purest form.
Part gastronomy, part geography, this food experience was part of the prestigious Singapore Biennale 2016. It is an opportunity for native food discovery and is a botanical treasure trove that intermingles Singapore’s natural ecosystem with fragrance and flavours.
Food items are served as degustation pieces in individual tasting vessels. Each item on the menu is available in limited edition, being a vivid work of art unto itself. Vodka-based cocktails infused with the energy of crystals and native flora match the colour of the menu. Fitting the botanical theme, the entire menu is vegan and vegetarian.
Tucked away behind a tree-dense condominium on Arcadia Road, Lita’s contemporary apartment is an oasis from the busy streets of Singapore. The decor within speaks of her openness to all cultures and a love for plants and nature. Her balcony filled with local flora which she nurtures and uses in her recipes, and in the evening, guests can enjoy the breeze coming in through the leaves.
Interests: Culture, Arts
Location: Adam Road, Singapore
Time: Brunch or Dinner
The tasting and cocktail menu are accompanied with stories. Travel back to Singapore in the 1400s with cocktails ranging from Bathing Princess on the Hill (a purple liqueur made from Fort Canning flowers) to the explosion of flavours in the SpiceBomb of Diversity (a daring futuristic vodka infusion of native species).