the exterior reminds u of some club entrance, complete with a separate ladies and VIP queue. (which kind of intimidates me, this pretty much non-club, crowd-avoider guy.. lol) but step it and its a cool, smooth atmosphere using a predominantly black and white color scheme (yes, seems like that is the color code for the waiters/waitresses as well). the place is lit with plasticky chandeliers shimmery with electric red mini-bulbs, creating a nice, other-worldly ambience. i like. (well, in general i like places that transport you to another place) and yeah, the menu is a gilded photo frame.
though honestly you don’t really need the menu. what i like about the place is the way drinks are ordered. you don’t typically specify the drink you want (well, unless you are adamant about it). you simply tell the earnest, fresh-looking bartender what kind of drink-mood you are in, and well, expect something nice to your tastes. our orders ranged from “fruity, off-sweet”, to “smooth and sensual.. -_-” to stuff like “surprise me”. pretty cool, cos its similar to how i would love to set up a wine bar and go asking patrons what sort of a drink-mood they are in, and give them the wine of their choice, viz:
in a mood for a dark, robust adventure? head for the brunello di montalcino
need something girly, chocolaty and giggly? here, have some rosa regale (rose champagne) or moscato for starters
such stuff is fun. =)
anyways, back to my order.. i was quite noobly stumped actually cos i didn’t know what drink mood i was in. i specified something off-sweet, not exactly fruity and errm when the earnest bartender asked what sort of errm spirits i liked i was stumped. honestly, i really don’t know even what counts as spirits and so on, or what exactly counts as a girly drink and what is a guys drink. someone needs to pull me aside and teach me i think. all i know is that i like belvedere vodka cos it is smooth and that i think barcardi 151 tastes like how i would imagine castor oil would taste. lol
anyways, my rubbishy order actually conjured out something decently, the dawa, apparently some off-sweet (bingo) liquor (i missed hearing it.. martini?) with an infusion of honey and a little lime to give a sweet-sour refreshing taste. good stuff. well, good enough. i’m intrigued and ready to try more next time.
mind you, this place ain’t cheap. my drink came up to $18 a glass, but for the decent service, nice chillax ambience, adventurous ordering. i guess it’s worth coming for a nice chill out sesh with friends. see you there soon.
drink culture | 50 kreta ayer road | chill-out, drinks