Yugnes Susela recently opened The Elephant Room, a new cocktail joint located right above the famed Burnt Ends. Drawing clear inspiration from Native for its storytelling, menu structure and mixing techniques, the core concept of The Elephant Room is distinct and unique: the theme here is focused on the representation of Indian heritage, with all ingredients being sourced from Little India and the exclusive use of Indian traditional spirits for the cocktails.
The Warehouse Hotel is a recently restored heritage building dating back to 1895, built on the riverside of Robertson Quey, one of the most bustling areas of Singapore. Being part of the Design Hotels™ curated constellation of bespoke properties, this boutique hotel is guaranteed to offer an authentic cultural and architectural experience. This is the grand setting of their Lobby Bar, which serves up surprisingly complex made-from-scratch cocktails that draw inspiration from The Warehouse hotel century-long history.
With its myriad of dining options, Singapore can be tricky to navigate. From breath-taking panoramic sky bars and fine dining restaurants, all the way to local cheap eats and some of the best cocktail bars in the world, here’s a curated mini-guide to bookmark for your next foodie getaway.
With its offering of innovative culinary concoctions made of micro herbs, vinegars, fermented produce, as well as a mix of cooking techniques, Luke Whearty’s Operation Dagger in Singapore has been at the forefront of Asia’s bar industry for the past few years, appearing on the World’s and Asia’s 50 Best Bars lists year after year.
For Singapore Cocktail Festival and Asia’s 50 Best Bars awards I visited one of the most forward-thinking bars in the world, and had a chance to taste all of Vijay Mudaliar’s creations.