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Food For Thought aims to bring you the latest in cocktail culture, whiskey, wine and champagne, by a detailed experience of each beverage. From coffees to teas, we highlight some of the best of the best, and give our informed opinion on the experience. Our Drink section is divided into Bar Reviews for specific bar information, Ultimate Bar Guides for best selection of bars, Drink Reviews for specific beverage reviews and Drink Culture for general information about dos and don’t. You can aslo see interviews with Mixologists to better understand their thought process when creating cocktails.


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— Oscar Wilde


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Marini’s on 57 Avengers: Endgame

Marini’s on 57 Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame does not need any introduction to what it is, and the past 10 years have been the cumulation of this epic ending of one of the best endeavours in film by the Marvel Cinematic Universe in our time. Marini’s on 57 has taken a step further by creating a series of cocktails to give these heroes the send-off they deserve. Continue reading →
Marini’s on 57 Captain Marvel & International Women’s Day

Marini’s on 57 Captain Marvel & International Women’s Day

Marini’s on 57 is known as one of the most iconic rooftop bars in Kuala Lumpur. This rooftop bar is located on the 57th floor of tower 3 of the Petronas Twin Towers, and is arguably the best view of the Petronas Twin Towers you will come across in KL. For the month of March, Marini’s has crafted a number of cocktails celebrating strong women, in conjunction with the release of Captain Marvel and International Women’s Month. Continue reading →
MariGin

MariGin

Located within a 2 minute walk from KLCC in the heart of Kuala Lumpur sits MariGin, a gin parlour seeking to be like no other. With gin bars becoming more and more in fashion, you can see why this latest venture by the Marini’s Group is able to not only have one of the most prime locations in town, but also an experience that is perfect for a little tipple. Continue reading →
Knowhere Bangsar

Knowhere Bangsar

Situated within the city centre of Bangsar sits a quaint restaurant bar known as Knowhere Bangsar. If the name sounds familiar to you, it may be one of two reasons, you have either grown up reading the Marvel comics or have been an avid fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is because this restaurant bar is named after the infamous hangout for spacefaring misfits, with the environment to match, and drinks that make you think. Don’t believe us? Try out the Gamora, a lychee laced vodka concoction. Continue reading →
Best Bars in Kuala Lumpur 2018

Best Bars in Kuala Lumpur 2018

Cocktail culture in Kuala Lumpur has come a long way with more and more bars appearing throughout the city. With many speakeasies and thematic bars popping up all over, its no wonder the city that get its name from the meaning Muddy Confluence is starting to pique the interests of well-seasoned travellers as one of the best night life destinations in the region. With Chinese themed bars around Chinatown to hole in the wall bars in Bangsar, cocktail culture is certainly developing a tipple at a time. Continue reading →
Glen Grant Whisky

Glen Grant Whisky

Whiskeys is one of the most well-known distilled grains, and some of the most famous come from the Scottish countryside. Glen Grant has one of the more interesting origins which was initiated by two brothers who were whiskey smugglers built a brand with the invention of the tall slender stills creating some of the crispest whiskey you will find. Continue reading →
Best Bars In Hong Kong 2018

Best Bars In Hong Kong 2018

When it comes to cocktail culture, Hong Kong is offers one of the most diverse and innovative experiences you will find in Asia. With so many new bars popping up you can see why there is always something for everyone. From gorgeous rooftops bars in Admiralty to the speakeasies along Hollywood Road, there are many hidden gems serving some of the most creative cocktails in the world. Whether you’re looking for a classic or something a little more adventurous, you're sure to find it on this little island that is constantly raising the bar. Continue reading →
Quinary, Hong Kong

Quinary, Hong Kong

Situated on Hollywood Road in Central, Hong Kong sits one of the best cocktail bars in Asia, Quinary. This establishment, inspired by molecular gastronomy restaurant El Bulli, specialises in a very interesting type of cocktail, multisensory mixology. The cocktails here have garnered many accolades including continually placing in the World's 50 Best Bars and Asia’s 50 Best Bars, you can understand why it’s a must visit whenever you visit Hong Kong. From their bubble tea inspired Earl Grey Caviar Martini to their Lavender Meringue Pie, each drink comes across more like a gastronomical journey than anything else. Continue reading →
Fonterra Dairy Sommelier

Fonterra Dairy Sommelier

A group of Malaysian foodies today became the pioneer batch of Dairy Sommeliers after undergoing a sensory science programme by leading dairy nutrition company Fonterra Brands Malaysia. For the very first time, the Fonterra Dairy Sommelier Programme opened to the public of Malaysia. The programme, which has been running for the past two years and exclusive only to employees, allows participants to deepen their understanding of food and familiarise themselves with its nuances. Continue reading →
Jackson Wang’s Favourite Food In Hong Kong

Jackson Wang’s Favourite Food In Hong Kong

Jackson Wang (Wong Gaa Yi, 王嘉爾) may be known throughout the world as a member of K-Pop band GOT7, but did you know he’s a Hong Kong native through and through? The former Asian Games gold medallist fencer for the Hong Kong national team is named Hong Kong Tourism Envoy by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, and seeks to bring an international audience to his lovable home country. We sit down with Jackson at the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival 2018 to find out more about his favourite eats and places to hang out while in Hong Kong. Continue reading →
Hong Kong Wine And Dine Festival 2018

Hong Kong Wine And Dine Festival 2018

Every year the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival brings visitors from all across the globe to the little Asian powerhouse, and this year they have made it bigger than it ever was. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the event which is organised with the Hong Kong Tourism Board with China Construction Bank has been dubbed the largest wine and dine event in Asia brings more than 450 fine dining and wine specialists from all over to celebrate in one spot, accompanied by guest celebrities to match.

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Perrier-Jouët Champagnes

Perrier-Jouët Champagnes

When speaking of luxury, the first wine that comes to mind would be the champagne. Unbeknownst to many, there are many Houses that produce champagne, but one House that stands out for its approach to modernity would be Champagne Perrier-Jouët. Famed for its floral approach to their champagnes, Perrier-Jouët embraces Art Nuveau and can be seen through their delicately distinct bottles with a beautiful nod to their appreciation of the art, combined with their age old history of being one of the oldest champagne producers in France. Continue reading →
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