As an Indonesian wine producer in Victoria, Hendra Widjaja, director of Stuart Wines Co., is a rare sight in the Aussie wine industry.
The Amaro Bar at Osteria Mozza brings back the popular tradition of aperitifs or aperitivi with a new cocktail menu conceptualised by bar manager, Lucas Swallows. The slightly sweet and dry Negroni ($22), made up of a heady mix of dry gin, Italian vermouth and Campari, is garnished with a deftly burnt silver of orange peel to open up your palate for the evening. The bitter notes in the burnt rosemary of the Burricotta were also well matched by Swallows’ interpretation of the iconic Singapore Sling ($22), which contains a splash of herb-flavoured Benedictine Dom. Seasonal tipples such as the refreshing Gordon’s Cup ($22) will keep you as cool as a cucumber while readying you for the main event of hearty Italian meals ahead. 5pm to 11pm daily. 2 Bayfront Ave, Level B1 #42/46 The Shoppes @ Marina Bay Sands. Tel: 6688 8522
Excerpt from the July issue of epicure.