Bar United: Bringing The Bar Industry Together, Virtually

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The good folks at Chivas Regal and Pernod Ricard Malaysia has started a new online platform, Bar United, which brings together some of Kuala Lumpur’s favourite bars under one roof. Patrons will be able to attend bars online together, as well as order cocktails and food that can either be delivered to your doorstep or kept for credit to be used at their respective bars. In addition to that, there are a number of other functions such as online retail and masterclasses to be experienced. We speak to some of the participating bars to get their thoughts. Continue reading

Penfolds 2020 Vintage: Sam Stephens of Penfolds

Sam Stephens Penfolds Brand Ambassador Asia | Penfold 2020 Release | Food For Thought

Penfolds has recently released their 2020 collection, and in addition to the BIN 387, 407 and 707, there was also a tasting of the infamous Grange, rated as one of the most consistent wines in the world. The tasting saw a side-by-side comparison within Penfolds own range, paired with a beautiful dinner at Flock, W Hotel Kuala Lumpur. We speak to Sam Stephens, Penfolds Brand Ambassador of Asia to find out a bit more about these vintages. Continue reading

The Olfactory Studio: Royal Salute celebrates the 52-Year-Old Single Cask

Royal Salute recently hosted a whisky pairing dinner for the launching of what they dub the King of Whiskies, the Royal Salute Time Series 52-Year-Old Single Cask Finish Scotch at the St.Regis Kuala Lumpur, with celebrated perfumers Barnabé Fillion creating three bespoke scents to be paired with three Royal Salute signatures, The Signature Blend, The Malts Blend and The Lost Blend. Continue reading

Nadodi’s Liquid Degustation: Traversing The Indian Landscape One Drop At A Time

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When it comes to Indian fine dining in Kuala Lumpur, there are few and far between that comes close to doing what Nadodi does, and now, they have taken it further by creating a liquid degustation to match. The new menu takes you through a journey across the Indian subcontinent, taking inspiration from as far north as the Tibetan plateau, to the homelands of Nadodi’s cuisine itself, Southern India, once again taking you on their nomadic journey. Continue reading

Single Estate Tequila: Jesse Estes of Tequila Ocho

Jesse Estes | Tequila Ocho | Food For Thought

When it comes to artisanal tequilas, there are few brands that take it as seriously as Tequila Ocho. Their take the production of their tequila to such as extent, being the first ever single estate tequila, with each plot, which they call ranches, producing a different quality based on its unique terroir. We speak to Jesse Estes, Global Ambassador of Tequila Ocho to find out more about this unique tequila. Continue reading

Bar Trigona: Life Cycle Of A Fruit

Bar Trigona | Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur | Food For Thought

Bar Trigona at the Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur has recently won Ketel One’s Sustainable Bar at the Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020, and they have continued in that stride with their latest menu, the Life Cycle Of A Fruit. The concept is simple, to completely utilise a fruit so that nothing goes to waste, not even the peels. Continue reading

World Cucumber Day: Charmaine Thio of Hendrick’s Gin

Charmaine Thio Brand Ambassador | World Cucumber Day | Charmaine Thio of Hendrick's Gin | Food For Thought

For many people around the world, it must come as a curiosity why the slightly comical notion of World Cucumber Day even exists. This idiosyncratic day celebrated on the 14th of June every year was first invented by English horticulturists in 2011 to celebrate to mild flavoured vegetable and has been celebrated by Hendrick’s ever since. We speak to Charmaine Thio, SEA Regional Brand Ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin to find out a bit more about this quirky little day. Continue reading

Din Hassan of Black Tears Dry Spiced

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Spiced rum is a type of rum that is usually made using dark rum, with additional flavour and you guessed it, spices. One of the most interesting quirk of spice rums is that they usually take on seafaring and adventurous names, and Black Tears Dry Spiced is no different. We sit down with Din Hassan, Brand Ambassador the brand to get to know a bit more about what spices make it so special and how we should use the spiced rum in a cocktail. Continue reading