SGCF Academy Presents Raise The Bar

Raise The Bar | SGCF 2022 | Food For Thought

In conjunction with the Singapore Cocktail Festival 2022, an upcoming series of virtual discussion panel themed “Raise The Bar”. The SGCF celebrates its 7th year last year saw 36 participating bars, which was also in a cross-continent collaboration with London Cocktail Week. This panel of discussion brings together some of Asia’s best including speakers from Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Philippines. We also speak to Wai Mayleng, Co-Founder of the SGCF. Continue reading

To Eat Or Not To Eat: Food Trends For 2022

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Sustainability. Wagyu. Small Plates. If these are some buzzwords that you have repeatedly heard in 2021 then you are no stranger to food trends. As per our biannual forecast, we analyse what has been happening with global gastronomy and make some predictions on what is taking the food world by storm. From the elevation of middle eastern fine dining to the appearance of carte blanche menus, let’s see what’s on the plate. Continue reading

World’s 50 Best Bars 2021: The Connaught Bar Takes The Crown Again

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As the world takes its time to come to a recovery the World’s 50 Best Bars 2021 has returned to Roundhouse, London, bringing together a limited congregation of the best of the bar industry for a night of celebration. The awards saw the crowning of the Connaught Bar for the second year in a row, but due to limited travels, the list had some unexpected shakeups. Continue reading

Bar Trigona: Herb Garden In A Glass

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The new menu that at Bar Trigona at the Four Season Kuala Lumpur has slightly shifted focus from their previous honey-centric menu, this time paying homage to local leaves and herbs. The menu takes inspiration from four greens – the pandan (screwpine), pegaga (centella asiatica), bunga kantan (torch ginger) and lemongrass, all found throughout Malaysian cuisine. Continue reading

KITA Food Festival: Malaysia’s Premier Food Festival

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The upcoming Kita Food Festival sees the coming together of some of Malaysia’s culinary and bartending stars, each championing a certain diversity in cuisine and cocktail in Kuala Lumpur. The food festival sees the bringing together of a series of events, from fine dining dinners to the Big Sunday Barbecue; and masterclasses to at home experiences; all focusing on building the culinary community in Malaysia. We speak to Darren Teoh and some of the hosting chefs and bartenders to find out what to expect. Continue reading

Gen X Reka:bar: A Progressive Malaysian Cocktail Pairing

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A recent collaboration between Gen Penang and newly yet to be opened Reka:bar sees some of the best Malaysian flavours offered up as a pairing. Gen specialises in Malaysian quality produce while Reka focuses on culinary cocktails, making this pairing one of the more interesting ones this year. Continue reading

Hong Kong Wine And Dine Festival 2021: Agung Prabowo of Penicillin Bar

Founders | Hong Kong Wine And Dine Festival 2021 Agung Prabowo of Penicillin Bar | Food For Thought

There are many reasons to visit Hong Kong, and one of the best event of the year is the Hong Kong Wine And Dine Festival, highlighting the best of eats and drinks from restaurants and bars across the city. In conjunction with the Hong Kong Wine And Dine Festival 2021, we speak to Agung Prabowo, owner of world renown Penicillin Bar about winning Most Sustainable Bar at the Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021. Continue reading

Four Hands Cocktail & Dinner Pairing: ATAS Speakeasy x TAMU Dining

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ATAS Speakeasy is one of the more renown cocktail bars in Ipoh, decked out in a 1920’s style and ambiance. The cocktail bar has teamed up with TAMU Dining, a four hands cocktail and dinner pairing experience within ATAS Speakeasy itself. The menu changes with each iteration, with the previous one being French, and its latest form, Japanese. Continue reading