Renowned Australian-based bartender Andy Griffiths is set to head new local cocktail bar, Idlewild
Named after the Idlewild Airport - now John F. Kennedy International Airport, Idlewild harks back to the Golden Age of air travel in the 1940s through to the 1960s.
Designed as a retro-luxe bar, Idlewild woffers warm and plush interiors reminiscent of the times, with decorations and trinkets collected from around the world.
Expect live music performances, innovative beverages, a selection of craft beers, wines, champagnes and rare spirits
Live Music: Wednesday & Thursday: 8.30pm to 11.30pm Friday & Saturday: 9.30pm to 12.45am
The menu is broken up into destinations - choose your flight be it from New York to Rome, Havana to London.... the cocktails are articulate as they are delicious. all with a flavor twist that will transport you to your destination
All cocktails have accompanying bar bites that further articulate the region to where you have decided to travel.
I had a few standout cocktail experiences on my first visit to Idlewild this week.
THE BIG SMOKE oh, she's a beauty - representing LHR London, England is an even mix of Plantation Jamaican rum blend with notes of Black chai tea, a fig syrup, Pedro Ximinez sherry, a dash of lemon and to finish it off a Curry leaf. I loved this experience. The color and the consistency of the cocktail was heavenly...
PASSAGE TO HAVANA blew me away with its bold notes and complex after palate, all presented with a chocolate cigar to smoke away the liquor as it trickles down your throat.
There are dozens of cocktails to choose from each representing your travel destination.
This is a cocktail bar with the emphasis on exception preparation of drinks a supportive range of bar snacks to emphasis the key notes of the cocktails and jazz music entertainment as the evening progresses, although not thought of as a live Jazz music venue, guests are taken back in time when entertainment was for the elite and the bars were frequented by stars and royalty.
I have no hesitation in recommending Idlewild. I would say...if you don't enjoy this cocktail, lite snacks and live music experience then quite obviously you do not appreciate the finer things in life.
Most cocktails are priced at a reasonable SG$24