Besides Three Buns' sustainable burgers, cocktails from Potato Head Singapore's other establishment, Studio 1939, is also a must-try. The acclaimed lifestyle brand's speakeasy drinking den at Keong Saik crafts innovative concoctions that are undeniably punchy. Its talented bar team, spearheaded by Head Bartender Gavin Teravasan, champions refreshing cocktails by using the freshest ingredients and both classic and unorthodox techniques to create a perfect blend of old and new.
With creativity in mind, Studi0 1939 recently teamed up with Chef Janice Wong's 2am:dessert bar for an exclusive cocktail-dessert pairing menu that showcased both brands' culinary specialities. Studi0 1939 contributes classic drinks with a tropical twist while 2am:dessert bar compliments via exquisite sweet and savoury delectable.
"We found like-minded thinkers at Potato Head’s Studio 1939, and the bar team presented us with an unmissable opportunity to delight our sweet-toothed fans alongside their alcoholic offerings", Wong expressed on this collaboration.
Eclectic is apt in describing this characteristic bar. Decked out in vintage-looking adornments and retro motifs, it illustrates the fantasy concept inspired by the Boy’s Own series from Australian artist and the Folks’ design consultant David Bromley. Furthermore, hints of restored elements provide a nostalgic highlight in relation to the neighbourhood. For instance, the juxtaposition of Chesterfield sofas, vintage rattan furnishings, and wooden flooring invokes a laid-back intimate vibe surrounding a semi-circular marble bar.
Of course, Wong shines with her signature fluid-centric sweet spectaculars. Firstly, the Chocolate H2O. The harmony between chocolate water mousse and yuzu sorbet profiles truly delight taste buds. Studio 1939's Bartender cocktail partners this through a blend of Lustau Fino Sherry, Del Maguey Mezcal Vida, Cucielo Rosso Red Vermouth, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur and house-made grapefruit brine. A suitable pair, for sure.
Another tangy couple is the Cassis Plum dessert and Red Velvet cocktail pairing. The vibrant Cassis bombe, yoghurt elderflower foam, and plum liqueur textures elevates mood. Similarly, the accompanying vodka and Giffard Crème de Pêche Liqueur-based tipple with raspberry and yuzu syrup provide a revitalizing gulp.
However, those who like strong and rich flavours should give the Chocolate Cake dessert and Kokomo cocktail pairing a shot. The stout slice is presented with pleasant popcorn powder, praline poprocks and vanilla ice cream that impresses with just a bite. In addition, its robust mate of Wild Turkey 81 Proof Bourbon, Grant’s Espresso Stout Syrup, and Scrappy’s Chocolate bitters ensures a full-bodied sip.
Also a joyful ecstasy is the Jasmine Oasis dessert and Make Her Feel Good cocktail pairing. Shaped like a zen Japanese garden, Jasmine tea mousse foam anchors this divine paradise. Other elements including jelly, Roku Gin yuzu ice rock, matcha cake, lychee rose pearls, matcha custard, lemon myrtle sauce and pink peppercorn crumble spiff up the desirable dish.
Umami can definitely be found in the 6 Tastes Pairing. This multi-faceted dessert features a piquant Miso caramel mousse and smooth banana cheesecake ice cream. A combo that certainly works like a charm. Texture-wise, mustard crumble, mustard gel and smoked cheese foam balances this sweet and savoury medley.
Likewise, the invigorating Melon Mode cocktail is notable too. Consisting of Plantation Original Dark Rum, Cucielo Blanco, Aperol, fresh watermelon and lemon juices, and topped with mint leaves, this tipple serves as an excellent pick-me-up that contrasts fittingly with its complementary confection.
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The Potato Head Singapore and 2am:dessert bar menu is available for three months from October. Studio 1939 is located at Potato Head Singapore, 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143. For more information, contact +65 6327 1939 or visit Potato Head Singapore's website.