Tucked away on the second floor of Orchard Shopping Centre is, KUVO, a multi-concept restaurant and bar that serves lunches and afternoon tea in the day and transforms into an “intimate sanctuary” at night. And this is where it gets exciting. Yutaka Nakashima, the helmsman at the bar, will shake up (or stir) a bespoke cocktail (S$21) at your request. Expect a drink that is creative, bold and perhaps quirky.
Also available, are bespoke cocktails that have been created as a pairing to certain dishes offered on the menu. Tales of Shu (S$21), comprising freshly prepared genmai tea, saké, Lillet Blanc, and fresh orange peel, is made to complement the heavier textures and flavours of spiced Kurobuta Yakiniku Donburi (S$16). Green Iceland (S$21) – a blend of Japanese umeshu and Italian Antica Fratta sparkling wine – is a cocktail that draws parallels with the ‘Eastmeets-West’ elements of the Wagyu & Camembert Sliders (S$17). Most intriguing is Yutaka’s beer bespoke cocktail – Brewski Yen (S$21) – that is a combination of Kirin beer, a tang of Suze, lemon, and ginger ale. And if you don’t have any feels for a cocktail, there’s plenty of scotch, Japanese whiskeys, and wine to suit your every mood.
#02-01, Orchard Shopping Centre, 321 Orchard Road. Tel: 65/6733-8272 www.kuvo.com.sg