Singapore and the World – A History of Italian Cuisine in Singapore

The Salon,
Level 1
6.00pm – 9.00pm
Free admission with registration
Exploring thirty years of Italian food in Singapore, “A History of Italian Cuisine in Singapore” focuses on the evolution and exchanges in food culture that have made Italian cuisine so popular and unique in Singapore.
a history of italian cuisine in singapore

A History of Italian Cuisine in Singapore

22 Nov 2017 | 6.00pm – 9.00pm

The Salon | Level 1

Free. Seating is limited. Please register here.


Exploring thirty years of Italian food in Singapore, “A History of Italian Cuisine in Singapore” focuses on the evolution and exchanges in food culture that have made Italian cuisine so popular and unique in Singapore. Through the insights of Italian Master Chef Giacomo Gallina and prominent local chefs and restaurateurs such as Salvatore Carecci from Pasta Fresca, Beppe De Vito from the IlLido Group, Denis Lucchi from Buona Terra, and Andrea and Francesca Scarpa from the Da Paolo Group, this edition of Singapore and the World shines a new light on the gastronomic diversity that uniquely defines Singapore.


A History of Italian Cuisine in Singaporeis presented by the National Museum of Singapore and the Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with the Italian Academy of Cuisine as part of the International Week of Italian Cuisine.


Schedule of Events


6.00pm – 6.30pm


7.00pm – 8.30pm

Panel presentations and Discussion

8.30pm – 9.00pm

A special selection of food and refreshments

special screening of senso

Special Screening of SENSO (1954)  

Dir. Luchino Visconti

PG | In Italian with English subtitles

23 Nov 2017 | 7.00pm – 9.00pm (115 mins)

Gallery Theatre, Basement Level

Free. Please register here.

In conjunction with the installation The City’s Double: Singapore Through Alberto Fanelli’s Stereoscopic Lens and the panel “A History of Italian Food in Singapore”, the National Museum of Singapore in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute is pleased to present a free screening of the Italian classic Senso. A definitive piece of Italian cinema that has been described as the first Italian film to use colour to convey human emotions, Senso has touched audiences and influenced artists around the world.

A story of passion and betrayal set against Italian patriots battling for independence against the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1866, Senso sees the Countess Sepieri (Alida Valli) betray her marriage and country for an Austrian Officer (Farley Granger) to disastrous effect. The film received the Nastro d'Argento for best cinematography.

The film was restored by StudioCanal, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia/Cineteca Nazionale and Cineteca di Bologna/LImmagine Ritrovata with funding provided by GUCCI, The Film Foundation and Comitato Italia 150.

About Singapore and the World

Covering topics related to history, design, art, music, food and technology, Singapore and the World is a programme that focuses on the historical and contemporary connections that link Singapore to the world.  Brought to you by the National Museum of Singapore and its key cultural partners, the different multi-disciplinary events that make up this programme are an opportunity to celebrate the commonalities and differences that make the world a vibrant and diverse place, providing new insight into Singapore’s place in global history.


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Museum guide

Download our museum guide (English, Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) to find out about the many treasures in our various galleries. In this guide, you will also find the floor plan for easier navigation. Enjoy your visit!

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