May 11, 2018
While membership of this sophisticated bar and Michelin-starred restaurant has its privileges, anyone can walk up its impressive marbled stairwell and sample a cocktail in the main salon or on the verdant verandah. Established with the city’s stylish creative and arty types in mind, there is even a small, dedicated space that features a changing display of contemporary art exhibitions.
The cool, unfussy style is popular with higher-end business lunchers or post-work gatherings as well as others in the know of its just off-central locale. Making cocktails as close to an art form as possible, the bartenders are happy to suggest offerings based on personal tastes.
From the list that has a fine selection of martinis, the Bullet to the Head isn’t quite as potent as it sounds, but it does give the classic Old Fashioned a wicked twist with no less than maple syrup and a rasher of smoked bacon. Yes, really. Elsewhere, the mixologists’ “babies” include the Long Way to Meet Mike, another bourbon-based tipple that comes with a frozen cube of passion fruit and grapefruit that takes its sweet time to melt.
From the well planned snack menu, dim sum selections and other Cantonese classics like marinated chicken wings and braised noodles provide a contemporary taste of Hong Kong.