Knead Lunch?

Singapore, 23 April 2014 – Pacific Marketplace spices up an otherwise staid meal – lunch - with an innovative sandwich menu available daily from 11am to 3pm. Freshly-baked at the hotel daily, the breads and sandwiches were created based on the five flavour profiles – sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami.

“Bread is such an incredibly versatile ingredient that can be paired with an infinite number of toppings and sandwich fillings. We really wanted to create a selection of sandwiches with distinctive flavours for guests to select from. The sour dough is a classic, chewy in texture and slightly tart. The fig and apricot bread has sweet nectar notes while the broccoli, carrot and cheese bread packs the delicious salty flavor of Gruyere cheese in the overall taste. Creating the bitter and umami notes were slightly more challenging; after extensive tastings, we selected charcoal and squid ink because these left a mildly bitter aftertaste, similar to that of Coffin Bay oysters. We chose sun-dried tomatoes to create umami as these packed the most punch and savoury flavour.” says Culinary Director, Sumanth Das.

Sweet - Fig and apricot bread
Sour - Sour Dough Bread
Salty - Broccoli, Carrot & Gruyere Cheese bread
Bitter - Charcoal squid ink bread
Umami - Sun Dried tomato Focaccia

Sandwiches (served with home-made Parmesan Cheese Crisps)
"Chicken Not Little"
Sweet - Grilled chicken, alfalfa sprouts, olive tapenade, fig and apricot bread
"It's O-Fish-al"
Sour - Classic Tuna, mustard, avocado, on Sourdough bread
"Hey Pesto!"
Salty - Buffalo Mozzarella, arugula and pesto on broccoli, carrot and cheese bread
"Sea-riously, No Squidding"
Bitter - Crabmeat salad on charcoal squid ink bread
"Salami Get It Straight"
Umami - Salami, Mortadella, Provolone, pepperoncino on sun dried tomato Focaccia

After the breads were developed, taste-tests commenced with sandwich ingredient staples like chicken, tuna and charcuterie for the most complementary pairings. The smoky sweetness of grilled chicken was deemed to go best with the fig and apricot bread, further enhanced by the smoky savoury olive tapenade. Tuna and sourdough bread, a traditional pairing, gets a delicious twist with the addition of creamy ripe avocado. Arugula and pesto layered with smooth Italian buffalo mozzarella with broccoli, carrot and cheese bread is a match made in heaven. The slight sweetness of crabmeat brought out the complexity of charcoal squid ink bread perfectly. Made at the hotel’s own butchery, Pan Pacific salami and mortadella paired with Italian Provolone cheese and sweet Pepperoncino are layered on sun-dried tomato Focaccia bread for sweet- salty-savoury flavours in every bite. All the sandwiches are served with home-made Parmesan Cheese Crisps and a garden salad.

Guests can also select from the daily home-made soup and fresh salads for a heartier experience. The sandwiches, breads are available for dine-in, takeaway and online a

Date: Daily from 12 May 2014
Time: Sandwiches 11:00am to 3:00pm; breads: 7:00am to 10:00pm
Venue: Pacific Marketplace (Level 1), 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595

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About Pan Pacific Singapore

Located in the heart of Marina Bay with easy access to world-class shopping, Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Central Business District, Pan Pacific Singapore offers 790 contemporary rooms and suites that are ideal for business or leisure. Savour epicurean delights at our award-winning restaurants and bar or rejuvenate at our swimming pool and spa. Pan Pacific Singapore is proud to be named Asia’s Leading Business Hotel by the World Travel Awards from 2006 to 2012, World’s Leading Business Hotel by the World Travel Awards from 2007 to 2010 and 2012, and World’s Leading City Hotel by the World Travel Awards in 2011. The hotel was also a recent winner in “2013 World’s Best Business Hotels” by Travel & Leisure Magazine Readers, Tripadvisor’s 2013 Traveller’s Choice Awards and Certificate of Excellence Awards.

About Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts

Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts comprises 21 premium hotels, resorts and serviced suites (including those under development) in 11 countries across Asia, North America and Oceania. The “Pan Pacific” brand provides refreshing Pacific experiences inspired by an invigorating blend of its Pacific Rim locations. It is focused on enriching experiences that draw on a diversity of landscapes and cultures; and relevant choices that convey freedom and individuality. Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts has been recognised by Condé Nast Traveller magazine as one of the 25 hotel companies demonstrating social responsibility and has won esteemed accolades such as World Travel Awards, AAA Four Diamond Award, Condé Nast Gold List and Readers Choice Awards. For more information, visit

About Edge

Edge presents an engaging gastro-tainment dining experience and a culinary tour of Singapore, the region and the Pacific Rim by Executive Chef Vincent Aw. Seven ‘live’ food theatres present a la minute cuisine which include a variety of delectable Asian and Pacific cuisines – including Chinese, Malay, Indian, Singaporean, Thai, Japanese and Pan Pacific’s signature “Pacific Cuisines”. For the ultimate indulgence, Sunday Champagne Brunch is a convivial event with traditional roasts, crustacean on ice, freshly-made pasta, a grill, 30 types of cheese and 20 varieties of dessert.

About Pacific Marketplace

This gourmet grocery and café provides freshly-made coffees, croissants and pastries, as well as an extensive selection of cakes, chocolates, sandwiches and salads. The hotel’s signature Pan Pacific sausages and other exquisite deli goods are available for purchase here.

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