Taste of Tiffin

Spicy Chicken Burger

Freeform is no stranger to the F&B industry with establishments like The Bee and 44Bar under its belt — remember when The Bee @ Jaya One was the only “hipster café” every aspiring scenester wanted to be seen in and maybe even play an acoustic show at? Ah, 2010, good times. Now, Freeform’s off-shoot company Freeform Untitled is heading its latest venture down F&B lane — Tiffin. Yes, it was inspired by the iconic tiffin carrier every Southeast Asian family owned and loved. Much like the multi-layered lunchbox, Tiffin is about creating gastronomical experiences by introducing the market to different sources of good, quality food. It’s a year-long project with many pop-ups and standalone events planned throughout 2016, and the first one to take place is Taste of Tiffin at Publika, which is essentially a preview of what’s to come during Tiffin Week that will happen mid-2016.

Activities to look out for are:

Tiffin Throwdown
To kickstart the culinary festival is a food voting competition. Well, it’s more to rating the best burgers in KL. For RM55, guests are given the opportunity to sample 10 burgers from patty experts the likes of myBurgerLab, Burger Giler PowerBob Republic Burger Bakar, The Bee themselves, and six others. Drinks — and music courtesy of DJ crew Indiego & Co. — will be provided as well. This also doubles as the festival’s launch party.

Date Friday 26 February ’16
7.30pm — Midnight
RM55 *purchase tickets here.

25 food vendors offering the best meals they have on their menu. Food joints Top Catch Fisheries, Ladle & Whisk, Chequers,  The Balls — like takoyaki balls — and Wok It will be among the few participating. We’d strongly recommend fasting the day before or sharing the food in a group just so you’d get to try something from every stall.  

Date Saturday 27 February ’16 — Sunday 28 February ’16
12pm — 10pm
Ticket Free Entry

Brunch Session
The brunch menu is curated by Root Cellar KL and Brunch Bandits — so expect a communal starter which is essentially an array of cheese, homemade baked goods, and breakfast pudding, which is then followed up with a three-plated main course and a choice of two-plated dessert. Coffee will also be provided by the good guys at Pulp. If anyone feels hungry after this course, they definitely need to get checked by a doctor or transfer some of their metabolism to us. We’re full just thinking about it. Each of the four brunch sessions will accommodate 40 people.

Date Saturday 27 February ’16 — Sunday 28 February ’16
Time 11am — 12.30pm / 1.30pm — 3pm
Ticket RM90 *purchase tickets here.

Heart of The Run
This activity is for the ones who appreciate craft cocktails or are curious about the history of alcohol from the prohibition era to where it is today. The history lesson will be hosted by notable establishments like HYDE at 53M, Omakase + Appreciate, PS150, and many more, while 44Bar will be educating patrons on their specialty; American craft spirit cocktails. Check ’em out to pick up a bartending skill or two, or to simply enjoy the drinks. 

Date Saturday 27 February ’16
12 pm — 10 pm
Ticket Free Entry

Cocktail Evolution
Sunday 28 February ’16
Time 12pm — 10pm
Ticket Free Entry

Sampling Session
Sunday 28 February ’16
Time 12pm — 5pm
Ticket RM110 (early bird) or RM145 (at the door) *purchase the early bird tickets here.

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