Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Media Invite: Elite Fridays @ The Exchange

Hey guys I'm back again! Was invited by Irene and Franc to the launch of Elite Fridays Party at The Exchange recently. And even though I don't frequent bars, I must say I had a great time chilling with cocktails and some delicious bar bites. 

The Exchange is a modern Australasian inspired multi-layered dining concept that provides a comfortable, high-end and simultaneously informal space as a confluence point for anyone, including professionals and executives through to couples and friends. 

Besides 1-for-1 housepour spirits and San Miguel beer deals, the Australasian-inspired restaurant and bar brings an extra flair to Friday nights at the Marina Bay financial district with exclusively concocted vodka martinis and featuring two different local female DJs every Friday.

It's a great place to chill with your friends especially before you head to party. Since it's located at CBD area, it makes travelling even more convenient. 

Latvia Lemon Drop (left), Artesian Apple Martini (right)
Well, since I'm not very good with alcohol, I stared at the menu for quite a bit while being indecisive at the same time. So I decided to just go for something sweet and sour. Probably more of sour. So Thina, the bar manager of The Exchange, made me a glass of "Latvia" Lemon Drop - Stoll premium vodka, cointreau, galliano, lime juice. 

Personally, the drink has quite a good kick as it tasted pretty concentrated to me. Some bars/ restaurants serve really diluted cocktails which is probably a waste of your money. I think I prefer sour taste because it tends to cover up a little of the alcohol taste, but I heard that it makes you get drunk faster too? Some say that girls tend to prefer sweet drinks though! I'm different! 

Here's Thina who was serving us with exquisite drinks that evening. If you're curious, here is some background info about him. After having a small talk with him, we found out that he have worked in several places before with 14 years of experience. Wow. His peak of bartending experience was to serve 500 guests in a single night at one of the best cocktail bar at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Such efficiency. And Thina also mixes his very own signature cocktails as well as infusing alcohol. 

Check out his awesome moves here hahaha.

Chocolate "Passion" Martini - stolled premium vodka, cacao white, Bailey's, low fat fresh milk. Usually a perfect typical girl's drink because of chocolate. But turned out that I am not a fan of chocolate drinks HAHA. I enjoyed the Hershey Chocolate and milk for sure, but somehow I prefer normal liquer as compared to milk-based. Anyway, the glass is first coated with Hershey Choc so the drink is quite chocolatey! But not for me :D

Chocolate Passion Martini
"Fruity" Lychee Martini - Stoli premium vodka, bols lychee and lychee juice. A drink for girls too? I was totally aiming for that lychee on the stick though. Lychee soaked in alcohol (; Yums. But I still prefer lemon and lime flavor.

Anyway, the bar bites are packed with so much flavours. Some of which are perfect complement with the cocktail drinks. I especially love the chicken wings which had a little spice to it. The beef was also tender and juicy which I didn't had much expectations when I first put it into my mouth.

These miniature bottles are super cute btw!

The Exchange is located at the award-winning Asia Square Tower One, 8 Marina View #01-05,Singapore 018960. The bar opens 8.30pm to 10pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, 8.30pm to 2am on Wednesdays and Fridays, and 8.30pm to midnight on Thursdays. Reservations can be made via telephone at +65 6636 1200 or email Elite Fridays at the Exchange will commence on 28 August 2015, and continue every Friday thereafter.

Thanks for the invite! ☺

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