Bringing you a one-of-a-kind experience, b bar is a swanky hideout at habitat by honestbee and is home to an exclusive spirits and cocktail bar that presents New Age Classics, its first of many seasonal themes. Inspired by gastronomy and culinary techniques, ingredients are sourced from around the world, available for purchase at habitat by honestbee.
Resident bar manager Anton Gornev uses modern techniques to recreate classic drinks infused with local and Asian flavours. Originally from St Petersburg, Russia, Anton brings with him a wealth of international experience having competed in competitions across the globe. Employing gastronomy techniques such as fat-washing, sous vide infusion, milk clarification, and even using a bee smoker, Anton’s inventive style adds a layer of depth to b bar’s cocktails. Apart from a change of menus, b bar’s interior decor and uniforms will be updated accordingly to bring a new take to the experience.
Sharing his inspiration behind the current theme of New Age Classics, “As a bar that’s just opening, I wanted to shine a spotlight on classic cocktails to showcase how bartending began and evolved, but with my own modern take. habitat by honestbee is an exciting playground of exotic flavours and fresh ingredients that have inspired me to take on new concoctions.”
b bar is hidden beyond the Wine and Spirits alley of habitat by honestbee, serving as an element of surprise behind the illusive mirror. Colours and geometries give the shelving its own character with brass and stone adding to the richness of textural qualities of the space.
Those looking to ease back this month will be able to indulge in b bar’s low ABV (alcohol by volume) cocktails which pack more flavour than potency. To provide guests with more options, b bar’s menu is categorised into low to high ABV cocktails to suit any occasion. Not to be missed at b bar is Anton’s signature cocktail, Bienvenido, which is a Top 3 finalist in the 2018/2019 Bacardi Legacy competition. Also look out for Milky Whey, a classic milk punch cocktail made with a secret natural cola recipe comprising 15 ingredients, including dried lavender and coriander. More than your average mocktail, b bar’s non-alcoholic cocktails are complex and nuanced. Made with habitat by honestbee’s cold brew coffee from Hinoki and homemade kaya from Lazy Loaf, the Cold Brew Colada is a spin on the traditional Pina Colada.
Hidden Door Concepts, the progressive restaurant group behind some of the most well-known lifestyle and F&B concepts in Singapore, unveils its latest venture, Nickeldime. Presenting an impressive showcase of premium international craft beers and a mouthwatering menu of contemporary pub dish recipes, the lively joint offers diners an approachable, laidback setting to enjoy good quality food and drinks. Tucked away on Mohamed Sultan Road in a characteristic shop house, the hangout’s grungy vibes and edgy graffiti brick walls go hand-in-hand with the team’s focus on bringing together the community, and is set to be the neighbourhood’s place to be for breakfast, dinner or just a few casual beers.
Helming the kitchen is Australian Chief Executive Chef Tim Ashwood, who brings over a decade of global experience in the French dining scene, including prestigious roles at the iconic Michelin-starred restaurant in Hotel Plaza Athénée in Paris and the acclaimed Vue De Monde Australia, Melbourne’s elegant fine-dining institution.
His culinary style is characterised by elevating comfort dishes through application of his refined fine dining skillset, a vision which is channeled into his menu at Nickeldime. All food items are prepared in-house from scratch, while working with fresh, seasonal produce and fermentation techniques to optimise flavours. With his personal approach and passion for curating unique experiences, Tim loves to interact with diners and goes above and beyond to tailor bespoke dishes to their preference.
Nickeldime’s international bar food menu features small bites and hearty meals, with hero dishes including an irresistible Duck Waffle. A crisp cheddar and thyme waffle is served with confit duck, candy bacon and thyme maple syrup for an ultimate tantalising burst of both sweet and savoury flavours. Another highlight is the modernised Croque Madame, prepared with house made brioche, hand carved ham, spiced béchamel and a fried egg – the Chef’s personal favourite inspired by his time in France. For small bites, diners can look out for the signature Spinach & Kale Croquettes, Nickeldime’s staple Mac & Cheese and authentically delicious Scotch Eggs.
Whether a true beer aficionado or complete novice, Nickeldime always has 16 distinctive international craft beers on tap, with all premium beers listed on its chalk boards. The broad selection available ranges from light and fruity – such as Stone & Wood Green Coast Lager and Lervig Orange Velvet, to more complex brews – including Pirate Life Mosaic IPA and Black Butte Porter. By establishing exclusive relationships with breweries around the world, the Nickeldime team is able to continuously update its offering with the latest, unique finds and share the insightful story behind each beer. For non-beer drinkers, the well-balanced beverage menu includes house-made lemonade, refreshing squeezed juices and a selection of sparkling and non-sparkling wines.
Located at Singapore Land Tower, Lower East Side 45 by Hidden Door Concepts is a Mexican restaurant and bar serving contemporary Mexican inspired cuisine and artisanal spirits in a lively and comfortable setting.
The modern-Mexican inspired menu combines Mexican staple ingredient with local and regional sourced produce to create dishes rooted in Mexican flavours, traditions and authenticity all while celebrating fresh global ingredients. The beverage program reflects the cuisine, focusing on artisanal spirits with top quality ingredients taking front stage.
Caché, which means ‘hidden’ in French, is conceptualised based on its name. Concealed behind a camouflaged wall, this industrial-chic bar adorned with copper pipes is tucked away at the end of Izy. Caché exudes a rich and tactile experience with its leather and mirror panels that line the bar's walls alongside grey velvet sofas and gilded coffee tables.
In Caché, expect your gastronomic experience to be taken up a notch with perfectly balanced concoctions that are an amalgamation of Japanese tastes and techniques.