Fresh on the scene
Gone is the quirky French-inspired bar 83 Club Street—in its place is Bumbo Rum Club, which takes its name from a quaff of the sugarcane spirit, water, sugar and nutmeg that was popular in the Caribbean when piracy thrived.
The new hotspot doles out 25 rum-based tipples, boasts an incredible list of 76 rums from more than 20 countries and seven homemade infused rums, and offers bar bites such as the mouthwateringly tender pork ribs confit with blackcurrant. What we love: the Discover The Bumbo Rum Club concoction of white, dark, spiced and gold rum, which goes down smooth and sweet. 83 Club Street. Tel: 6690 7563
Orchard Road welcomes two new watering holes: the visually dazzling Cocktail Atelier by Mitzo and comfortable perch Elixir Bar by KUVO. Mitzo’s cocktail programme mixes creative classics and TCM-style creations under the guidance of Jacek PIasecki, from one of Helsinki’s top spots, Bar Slingin. Ingredients such as chrysanthemum, goji berries, ginger and ginseng make their appearance in cocktails such as Mitzo Tea Rhapsody, a hot cocktail for four served in a teapot. 4/F Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road. Tel: 6603 8855
Over at Elixir Bar, head bartender Yutaka Nakashima is best known for opening Coffee Bar K here, and is now spearheading a 40-seater space with a focus on premium whisky and imaginative cocktails. Look out for the irresistible small plates, such as Baked Oysters Trio and signature coffee hot wings to complement the stopover here. #02-01 Orchard Shopping Centre, 321 Orchard Road. Tel: 6733 8272
Excerpt from the March issue of epicure