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Snippets: Manhattan at Regent Singapore | New bar bites and cocktail

Mention cocktail bars in Singapore and I could not miss out Manhattan bar at Regent Singapore, which launched the Sunday Cocktail Brunch last year. The renowned bar has recently revamped parts of it’s bar menu, creatively divided into some of the most prominent neighborhoods in Manhattan in New York City – Soho, Upper East Side, Theater District and Spanish Harlem. The latest addition being Lower East Side, with the introduction of five new classic craft cocktails and four fresh gourmet bar bites.

The five new classic craft cocktails include the CBGB ($24), The Reservist ($24), The Third Wave ($24) Penicillin ($23) and the Noce Royale ($25).

The CBGB is crafted with Mathilde cassis, basil, grapefruit juice and topped with sparkling wine. Check out the “Mohawk” creatively carved from blackberry.
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The four fresh gourmet bar bites include the 99 Miles Filet Mignon ($25), Smoked Marlin Fish Dip ($18), Fried Bread and Butter Pickles ($14) and the Ode to “Eggs” ($10).

The smoked marlin is served on crisp warm tostones (fried plantain slices) and topped with avocado, caviar and pickled jalapenos. I found it quite addictive, especially with the crispy tostones.

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Resembling an egg, the aptly named Ode to “Eggs” is served with slices of crisp brioche, with a beautiful yolk from pineapple-mango. The egg white is actually coconut semifreddo, a rather unique dessert for a bar in my opinion.

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The Fried Bread and Butter Pickles comes with two sauces, the house-made spicy jalapeno ranch and classic remoulade sauce. Bar bites are definitely not complete without some sinful deep-fried fares such as this.
IMG_5345Other than the new Lower East Side, there are also new additions to existing neighborhoods such as Theater District’s Vegetable “Crudités” Chips ($12) and The Aviation ($23), Spanish Harlem’s Churros ($12) and SOHO’s Jerk Chicken Drums ($18).

The addictive Vegetable “Crudités” Chips is a colourful platter of root vegetable chips served with a pan-fried onion dip that’s topped with rum-infused foie gras.
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Watch the classic Aviation, crafted with Citadelle Gin, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, fresh lemon juice change to a pink hue as drops of the drop of Tempus Fugit Crème de Violette is added. This cocktail is reminiscent of my Chemistry lesson in the laboratory, such a fascinating drink to order.
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The Jerk Chicken Drums is unbelievably tender, inspired from the Jamaican influenced SOHO district.
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The Spanish Churros come freshly fried, with generous cinnamon sugar and a rich Mexican hot chocolate-inspired dip. It is one of the better ones I had in Singapore for its crispy texture and flavour, as I find it challenging to come across good Churros in this island.
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Do not leave Manhattan bar without trying their Head Bartender Ricky’s cocktail Singapura Nacional ($23), which came in tops in the recent  SG50 “Toast to the Nation” competition. Small’s Gin, Albicocca apricot brandy, fresh pineapples and house-made spice syrup.

Our new national cocktail after a long while?
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Regent Singapore
1 Cuscaden Rd, Singapore 249715
Tel: +65 6725 3377

Opening Hours:
Daily from 5pm – 1am
Violet hour: 5pm – 7pm, Mon – Fri
Weekend Cocktail Brunch: 11.30am – 3.30pm, Sun

Reserve your table at Manhattan on Chope.com.sg now!

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