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Pick the Right Catch @ WWF Sustainable Seafood Festival 2014 June 8, 2014

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WWF Pick the Right Catch

The WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) Singapore is launched the  inaugural Sustainable Seafood Festival today.  This festival will be held from 8 June to 15 June 2014.  Today is an apt day to launched the festival as today is the World Oceans Day.  This year, the festival champion the idea – Pick the Right Catch.

WWF Sustainable Seafood Festival 2014

As part of the festival offer, participating restaurants will be promoting special sustainable seafood dishes specially created to support the worthy cause of championing picking the right catch.  As part of the media preview, I have the opportunity to sample some of these delightful sustainable seafood treats.  This is part of WWF and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) effort to create a new movement towards responsible consumption of seafood empowered by suppliers, retailers, restaurants and consumers.

Salmon Tartare with Watermelon Marjarom and Raspberries Vinaigrette

Salmon Tartare with Watermelon Marjarom and Raspberries Vinaigrette

il Cielo, an award winning Italian Restaurant at Hilton Singapore created this Salmon Tartare served with Watermelon, Marjoram and Raspberries Vinaigrette.  The combination of the finely chopped raw salmon coupled with watermelon is a refreshing way to commence a meal.  il Cielo also served Creamed Atlantic Cod Fish serve with Polenta ad Chanterelle Mushrooms; Lemon Tagliolini served with Prawns and Light Peperoncino and Hake Fillet with Fresh Arrabbiata Sauce.  Priced ranged from $33 per dish.

il Cielo
581 Orchard Road
Hilton Hotel, Level 24
Singapore 238883
Tel:  6730 3395
Opening Hours
Monday – Friday: 12pm to 2.30pm (lunch)
Monday to Sunday: 7pm to 10.30pm (dinner)
Bar: 6pm to 12 midnight

Tiger King Prawns Served with Mango Salad and Palm Sugar

Tiger King Prawns Served with Mango Salad and Palm Sugar

Another Hilton Singapore award winning Glow Juice Bar & Café offers Australian King Prawns served with Mango Salad and Palm Sugar.  Also available is Asian Herbs and Scallops Soup, Grilled Australia Farmed Chilean Sea Bass served with Polenta Cake in Teriyaki Sauce.  The a la carte menu is priced from $18 per dish.

Glow Juice Bar & Café
581 Orchard Road
Hilton Hotel, Level 2
Singapore 238883
Tel:  6730 3397
Opening Hours
Monday – Saturday: 11am to 6pm (lunch)
Closed on Sundays and Public Holiday

Pan Roasted Toothfish

Pan Roasted Toothfish

From Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill is this Pan Roasted Toothfish.  Probably one of my favourite dish I sampled during the media preview, a thick cut of sustainable toothfish sits on top of a quinoa fritter pancake that is crispy at the edges to a satisfying core.  The tomato jam is both sweet and savoury at the same time definitely is a great finish to the fresh tasting catch.  The Pelican will also served a steamed WWF Green-listed mussels with chips.

The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill
1 Fullerton Road
#01-01 One Fullerton
Tel:  64380400
Opening Hours
Monday – Friday: 12pm to 3pm (lunch)
Monday to Saturday: 5pm to 11pm (dinner)
Closed on Sundays

Patagonian Toothfish Ceviche Taco

Patagonian Toothfish Ceviche Taco

From the Seasons Bistro is a citrus cured sustainably-sourced Patagonian Toothfish with spicy avocado mayonnaise, pickled onions, crispy shallots, Cotijia cheese and cilantro watercress salad on a tortilla chip.  Add a dash of lime to complete this delightful taco.  Seasons Bistro will highlight Gentse Waterzooi; a traditional Belgian dish of baked MSC Hake with cremy jus, market greens and roasted herbed potatoes, and Fresh MSC Coorong cockles steamed with white wine, shallots, bacon, chorizo, thyme, garlic, lemon, and basil, served with toasted brioche.

Seasons Bistro
111 Somerset Road
#01-11/12 Triple One Somerset
Singapore 038982
Tel:  68365841
Opening Hours
Monday – Thursday: 11am – 12 midnight
Friday: 11am to 2am
Saturday: 10am to 2am
Sunday: 10am to 12 midnight

Marinated Chilean Seabass

Marinated Chilean Seabass

Created by Conrad Centennial Singapore Oscar’s Restaurant is this marinated Chilean Seabass on Japanese Rice, Dried Seaweed and Teriyaki Sauce. This very Asian inspired dish reminds me of a Japanese donburi and is delightful in its own right.  To support this worthy cause, Oscar’s will have a “Fish Market” dinner buffer from Sunday to Thursday $78++ and Friday to Saturday $78++ to $90++.

Oscar’s Café & Terrace
2 Temasek Boulevard
Singapore 038982
Tel: 6432 7481
Opening Hours
Monday – Saturday: 12pm – 2:30pm
Monday – Sunday: 6pm to 10pm
Sunday: 12pm to 3pm

Pantagoian Toothfish, Promeganate, Pear, Pomello and Yuzu Dressing

Pantagoian Toothfish, Promeganate, Pear, Pomello and Yuzu Dressing

Absinthe Restaurant Francai created the most beautiful dish with this Pantagonian Toothfish.  I am quite amazed with the different way of serving the toothfish.  Absinthe really score in terms of the presentation and also how pleasing the fish and roe plays in the tongue and palate. Another of my personal favourite and one place I want to visit in this festival!  Abstinthe offers a 6-course degustation menu ($98++) this festival.

Absinthe Restaurant Francais
71/72 Boat Quay
Singapore 049860
Tel: 6222 9068
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 12pm – 2:30pm (lunch)
Monday to Sunday: 6:30pm – 11:00pm (dinner)


WWF Sustainable Seafood Festival | Pick the Right Catch
8 to 15 June 2014
Find out more about the Sustainable Seafood Festival at the Pick the Right Catch website.

There are over 30 establishments celebrating the Singapore’s first Sustainable Seafood Festival.

The list of participating restaurants can be found at the Restaurants and Retailers link.

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