Sumonratanakul and Sanugami smile at new Kris restaurant Sumonratanakul and Sanugami smile at new Kris restaurant

The Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel in Dubai is to host a Taste of Singapore food festival between November 10 and 25, in time for the opening of its signature restaurant, Kris.

The festival will feature appearances from Singapore’s celebrity chef, Devagi Sanugam – columnist, teacher and author of 20 cookbooks. Sanugam has also appeared on the BBC and CNN as well as conducted cookery classes on four continents.

For aspiring gourmet chefs, Sanugami will be conducting two master classes, on the mornings of November 10 and 11, showcasing her skills and offering insider tips.

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According to general manager Scott Butcher, the Taste of Singapore food festival will provide an ideal incentive for Dubai residents to discover the culinary skills of the hotel’s resident chef, Poonsak Sumonratanakul, as well as enjoying the showmanship of Sanugami.

“Singapore cuisine is well known for its spice and flavours, and it is a city where people love their food – this will be reflected in the festival at Kris, and we are confident it will put the restaurant on the culinary map of Dubai,” Butcher said.

The Kris Restaurant takes its name from the asymmetrical dagger used traditionally in South East Asia, and the menu there reflects the diversity of the regional cuisine, including influences from China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, India and Arabia.