RWS Invites Durian Fest is back for it’s 2nd run this year for two nights on the 23rd and 24th of August. After a magnificent run last year, this Durian extravaganza with a selection of premium durians and seasonal fruits on the buffet line up, looks forward to once again please durian connoisseurs and fans. On the menu are 7 varieties of durians, with the most premium Mao Shan Wang notably taking centreplace. And if you want a break from the durian menu, go for the mangosteens, rambutans and jackfruits, ripe for picking!
I was treated to a special sneak preview of what the buzz and excitement is all about. For the night, we were all introduced to four different varieties of durians. The Mao Shan Wang drew the most attention. As the most premium of the spread, its flavour is thick enough to drown out the complexities of its sister varieties. I was particularly drawn to the Jin Feng as it carried the smallest seed, yet retaining a good wholesome fleshy portion of durian meat. Its flavour is sweet, thick and a touch bitter for a contrast in flavour. The Red Prawn and D13 have their own fans, but my vote definitely goes to the Mao Shan Wang and the Jin Feng.
There are only two sittings per night over two days, with each carrying a maximum guest capacity of 600 durian lovers. 1st sitting is from 7pm – 8.45pm and the 2nd sitting is from 9pm – 10.45pm at The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel at RWS. RWS Invites member have a great deal, paying only $58 per adult, and $28 per child. Non-members ticket prices go at $88 per adult, and $48 per child.
Apart from just enjoying the spread of durians being served up to you, the Durian Fest will also feature Durian Eating Competitions where the fastest durian eater stands to win attractive prizes from RWS. Anticipate the number of durians each participant can eat within 3 minutes, and who knows, you might walk away with something cool or just a tummy full of lovely durians.
Let the stretching begin
The sneak preview for the night featured a group of RWS durian fans who gamely took part in a short competition.
When the timer starts, everyone just goes. I say, if you want to win, you need to train and plan your strategy well. One hand? Two hand? Small seeds first? I leave it you.
The winner for the night!
I thought this was a particularly interesting picture as my camera flash did not fire in time for the shot. Look at that intense moment as this competitor tries to out eat the rest.
This is one durian buffet meant to drive the fans of durian wild. With premium durians and key favourites on the list, together with a delectable spread of tropical seasonal fruits, this will be one meal to definitely remember.
RWS Invites Durian Fest 2013
23 & 24 Aug 2013
7pm – 8.45pm or 9pm – 10.45pm
The Coliseum at Hard Rock Hotel Singapore
RWS Invites member : Adult $58, Child $28
Non-member : Adult $88, Child $48
For reservations, contact 6577 9788 or visit http://rwsentosa.com/rwsinvites