Four bars team up with four restaurants over 30 days for a spirit-led jaunt around the world through food and cocktails.
Singapore has oft been dubbed Asia’s cocktail capital and it’s a title well deserved. From Michelin-starred rooftop speakeasies to hidden bars, spirited highballs to artisanal elixirs, the variety and quality of Singapore’s drinking scene are undeniable.
In celebration of this standard, the Michelin Guide, in partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board, has curated a series of pop-ups throughout the month of March. Each will run for two days, feature a different cuisine, and include five handcrafted cocktails with accompanying snacks — as a rule, one of those five cocktails must be locally inspired.
1. Buona Terra x Tess Bar & Kitchen
When: 2 & 3 March, 6pm onwards
Where: 38 Seah Street, Singapore 188394
Classic Italian meets contemporary spunk with Buona Terra and Tess Bar & Kitchen. Chef Denis Lucchi’s refined interpretation of small bites take the form of a Calamaro and ravioli that are paired with head bartender Christyne Lee’s Italian Margarita and Angelo Azzuro. Her local cocktail, the boozy Kopi “Gu You”, comes with the ubiquitous Italian caffeine dessert – tiramisu.
2. OLA Cocina del Mar x Junior The Pocket Bar
When: 9 and 10 March, 6 pm onwards
Where: 6 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069787
Peruvian-born chef Daniel Chavez taps into the plethora of street food from Latin America for this zesty crossover with the team at Junior The Pocket Bar. Prawn tacos go with a Singapore-infused Margarita, made with Hae Bee Hoon Tincture, and the Latin American hotdog equivalent, Choripan Messi, is paired with a Fernet & Coke. You’ll also get a splash of the continent’s spirits in cocktails such as the Aguardiente Swizzle.
3. Zén x No Sleep Club
When: 16 and 17 March, 6 pm onwards
Where: 20 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089127
Theirs is an unlikely pairing; one is the Singaporean outpost of a three Michelin-starred restaurant in Stockholm and the other a newcomer that has gotten the attention of Asia’s 50 Best Bars. Chef Tristin Farmer offers his touches of Japanese-Scandinavian cuisine in five courses to the daring, flavour-forward cocktails from co-founders Jessica Hutch and Juan Yi Jun of No Sleep Club.
4. Labyrinth x Native
When: 23 and 24 March, 6 pm onwards
Where: 52A Amoy Street, Singapore 069878
It is only fitting that the last of four pop-ups is an homage to the varied cuisines of Southeast Asia. A match made in Mod-Sin heaven, chef L G Han’s Mod-Sin fare effortlessly plays along with founder/head bartender Vijay Mudaliar’s uniquely regional cocktails. Each of the five courses take inspiration from different countries such as Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines ranging from mussels to a singular chicken egg.
For more information, visit guide.michelin.com